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SwansLeaving Meaning.

Genre:Rock
Style:Experimental
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Tracklist

Hums2:00
Annaline5:17
The Hanging Man10:48
Amnesia5:49
Leaving Meaning11:21
Sunfucker10:44
Cathedrals Of Heaven7:49
The Nub12:01
It's Coming It's Real7:42
Some New Things7:09
What Is This?6:05
My Phantom Limb6:27

Credits (42)

Notes

Official capitalization of the album title is "leaving meaning."

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    Cover of Leaving Meaning., 2019-10-25, VinylLeaving Meaning.
    2×LP, Album
    Young God Records – YG63US2019US2019
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    Cover of Leaving Meaning., 2019-10-25, CDLeaving Meaning.
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    Young God Records – YG63US2019US2019
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    Cover of Leaving Meaning., 2019-10-25, CDLeaving Meaning.
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    Young God Records – TRCP-248/9, Traffic (3) – TRCP-248/9Japan2019Japan2019
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Leaving Meaning., 2019-10-25, CDLeaving Meaning.
    2×CD, Album
    Mute – CDSTUMM446, Young God Records – YG63Europe2019Europe2019
    Cover of Leaving Meaning., 2019-10-25, VinylLeaving Meaning.
    2×LP, Album
    Mute – STUMM446, Young God Records – YG63Europe2019Europe2019
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Leaving Meaning., 2019-10-25, FileLeaving Meaning.
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    Mute – STUMM446Europe2019Europe2019
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    Cover of Leaving Meaning., 2019, CDrLeaving Meaning.
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    Mute – noneEurope2019Europe2019
    New Submission
    Leaving Meaning.
    12×File, MP3, Album
    Mute – STUMM446Europe2019Europe2019
    New Submission
    Cover of Leaving Meaning., 2019-10-25, CDLeaving Meaning.
    2×CD, Album, Promo, Digipak
    Young God Records – TRCP-248/9, Traffic (3) – TRCP-248/9Japan2019Japan2019
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    Reviews

    • Andruscefine's avatar
      Andruscefine
      Diet Swans. It's Fucking Great.
      Diet Swans. It's Fucking Great.
      • LuZZaK's avatar
        LuZZaK
        Edited 9 months ago
        To be honest, I still don't understand why tracks on the vinyl release have been edited for length. Yes, I know that the best running time for one side of vinyl is about 20 minutes (there's tons of opinions about that - one will say 15-17 minutes, other - 20 minutes and other - 22 minutes) but I know records with much longer runtime and they sound great! The longest one in my collection is Bathory's "Nordland II" which runs over 36 minutes (!) on side B and it's metal music. Of course, it's quieter than the CD version but still it sounds very, very good! In case of "Leaving Meaning", the longest run without editing the length could've been somewhere around 26-27 minutes which is completely normal. I can understand the different sequencing (SWANS songs are really "pain in the ass" to fit them on vinyl) but edited length? Why? Because of that, one track is absent on "Leaving Meaning", "The Beggar" is not complete on vinyl and has a totally different sequencing etc. I know that Michael hates vinyl and always preferred CD's but c'mon...
        • Maldoror_6's avatar
          Maldoror_6
          Edited one year ago
          What is this?
          An excellent record in all aspects.
          My favourite with soundtracks for the blind.
          Thank you Michael Rolfe Gira.
          • StandardProofRecords's avatar
            My copy is very very warped, however plays near perfectly
            • stereo_mike's avatar
              stereo_mike
              Admittedly I don't usually follow Swans’ career very closely but something about this album really stood out to me. There’s an element of their gloomy brand of post-punk at play but somehow it’s optimistic too, like the first sign of morning after a long, dark night.
              • leafhouseee's avatar
                leafhouseee
                probably my favourite record in terms of packaging!!! everything screams quality, feels nice and the actual record sounds sick!!!
                • VincentPresley's avatar
                  VincentPresley
                  Edited 2 years ago
                  Great album and my favorite Swans record since "My Father Will Guide" but only when listening to on vinyl. The vinyl track sequence flows great and makes a really solid album. The digital version has a different track sequence that makes no sense (to me) and somehow makes the album a lot more boring. The Young God vinyl sounds beautiful. Proper production, mastering, and pressing that you don't get with any major label vinyl.
                  • afx_jsn's avatar
                    afx_jsn
                    Really good pressing. Such a great crisp sound and the production is outstanding on this record. Big piece of work to take in but worth the trip
                    • BinaryAstro's avatar
                      BinaryAstro
                      I really love the minimalist design of the center labels. You can hardly even tell when it's spinning, which I think is pretty neat.
                      • jackmiles909's avatar
                        jackmiles909
                        I appreciated the production of this album, it has intriguing sounds, but as another reviewer said, it does get repetitive and boring at some parts. I prefer swans earlier stuff but this is still an interesting album and I will have to come back to it.

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