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Swans - The Great Annihilator download album

  • Performer: Swans
  • Title: The Great Annihilator
  • Genre: Electronic / Rock
  • Country: Europe
  • Style: Alternative Rock, Folk Rock, Industrial
  • MP3 album: 1411 mb
  • FLAC album: 1852 mb
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Swans - The Great Annihilator download album

The Great Annihilator is the ninth studio album by American experimental rock band Swans. It was released on January 23, 1995, through frontman Michael Gira's own record label, Young God. The album has been described by Gira as a companion album to his solo album Drainland (1995); the two were remastered and re-released together in April 2017. The Great Annihilator received a generally positive reception from critics

Great Annihilator by SWANS, released 28 July 2014 1. In 2. I Am The Sun 3. She Lives 4. Celebrity Lifestyle 5. Mother Father 6. Blood Promise 7. d 8. My Buried Child 9. Warm 10. Alcohol The Seed 11. Killing For Company 12. Mother's Milk 13. Where Does A Body End? 14. Telepathy 15. The Great Annihilator 16. Out 17. I Am The Sun (Live At The Flesh Club) This album is actually really good in a lot of ways.

The Great Annihilator ‎(Cass, Album). The Great Annihilator ‎(Cass, Album, Promo). The Great Annihilator ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig). The Great Annihilator ‎(17xFile, MP3, Album, 320).

Swans - My Buried Child (The Great Annihilator, 1994) 3:00. Swans - The Great Annihilator (The Great Annihilator, 199. :55. Swans 1994 - The Great Annihilator - Mother-Father 4:07. Swans 1994 - The Great Annihilator - My Buried Child 3:00. Swans 1994 - The Great Annihilator - Killing For Company 6:55. Swans 1994 - The Great Annihilator - The Great Annihilator 4:53. Swans 1994 - The Great Annihilator - Mind/ Body/ Light/ Sound 4:52. Swans - I need Alcohol 3:29. Swans - 14. Telepathy 6:11. Swans - Alcohol the Seed (The Great Annihilator, 1994) 3:31. Swans - 16. Out 2:21.

More albums from Swans: Feel Good Now by Swans. Omniscience by Swans. My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky by Swans. Anonymous Bodies In An Empty Room by Swans.

As is par for the course by now, Swans seem incapable of producing a bad album, and Annihilator is crammed full of astonishing songs to prove it. Everything's a little more stripped-down here, possibly due to having a central band, but it's still all very lushly arranged and created, perfectly balancing force and restraint. Lead-off single "Celebrity Lifestyle" is one of the catchiest things the band has ever done, but it's still uniquely Swans - a minimal, throbbing song matched with a sharp lyric on starlust and what it might mean.

Though the music evolved radically from album to album, Swans' ability to craft mesmerizing songs and soundscapes never changed. Musically Greed and Holy Money had little in common with the pop tinged The Burning World; yet play any song off any album and you can instantly recognize it as the work of one of the world's most unrecognized bands. Of course it helps that Michael Gira has one of the most distinctive voices of all time, but even if you strip away the vocals the underlying music is still always captivating, and never more so than on the The Great Annihilator.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 In 2:27
2 I Am The Sun 3:23
3 She Lives! 7:00
4 Celebrity Lifestyle 4:10
5 Mother/Father 4:07
6 Blood Promise 4:15
7 Mind/Body/Light/Sound 4:52
8 My Buried Child
Sounds, Electric Guitar – Martin Atkins
9 Warm
Electric Guitar – Nicky SkopelitisPiano – John Sarfell
10 Alcohol The Seed 3:29
11 Killing For Company 6:55
12 Mother's Milk 2:27
13 Where Does A Body End? 3:41
14 Telepathy 6:11
15 The Great Annihilator 4:53
16 Out
Backing Vocals – Lary Seven

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Unknown – 8-353


  • Music By – Jarboe (tracks: 8, 16)
  • Performer – Algis Kizys*, Clinton Steele, Jarboe, Michael Gira, Norman Westberg, Ted Parsons, Bill Rieflin*
  • Producer – M. Gira*
  • Words By, Music By – M. Gira*


Recorded February 1993-June 1994.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: 8-353

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
YGCD 009, 381.0571.2 Swans The Great Annihilator ‎(CD, Album) Young God Records, Young God Records YGCD 009, 381.0571.2 Europe 1994
INV035 Swans The Great Annihilator ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Invisible INV035 US 1994
YG59 Swans The Great Annihilator ‎(2xLP, Album, RE, RM) Young God Records YG59 US 2017
YG CD 009 Swans The Great Annihilator ‎(Cass, Album, Promo) Vital YG CD 009 UK 1994
INV 035-2 Swans The Great Annihilator ‎(CD, Album) Invisible INV 035-2 US 1994

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