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where should i start?
name 2 essential albums: i will buy the ones with the most votes.
though I haven't really heard too much else, this is great
Have some Pepto Bismol ready.
Cop/Young God and Greed/Holy Money which is excellent. Children of God/World of Skin is also fantastic I'd say
is a live album, and a perfect example of how eclectic but brilliant Swans back catalogue is.
Sometimes beautiful, sometimes brutal, always haunting. Check out the live version of I Crawled- so powerful!
Their sound evolved so much over time that you really need to listen to an early album and a later one. Personally I'd recommend Cop and White Light from the Mouth of Infinity (pretentious title...beautiful music!)
Bother how can you say the early records are 'just terrible'?! Some of us enjoy ungodly noise! I've yet to hear anything that surpasses Filth and Cop in terms of purely visceral musical pleasure.
I found they only got unlistenable when they dragged out acoustic guitars and pushed the insipid Jarboe to the fore.
The additional Jarboe vocals on this version of I crawled, as alluded to above, are spellbinding.
Thems'll do ya.
..raping a slave one of cobains faves?..which means its probably not all that great looking at his best albums list.
i have some songs off the great annihilator downloaded but i just cant get into bands from random spatterings, really need an album i can put on and enjoy through a proper stereo.
thanks to all who have replied :)
Body To Body
Love Of Life
these three are the best, imo