Beast Moans - Swan Lake
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

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  • Summary: 'Beast' marks the debut for Swan Lake, the new collaboration between Destroyer's Dan Bejar, Wolf Parade's Spencer Krug and Frog Eyes' Carey Mercer.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. It seems that when you mix superstar indie-ites, everything is increased exponentially. [Dec 2006, p.190]
  2. 80
    Beast Moans has the sound of self-produced rough cuts, mastered so treble-heavy and synth-garbled that it'll never actually feel like a finished record. Which is exactly the appeal. [Nov 2006, p.139]
  3. Beast Moans works far better than anyone should have expected.
  4. 60
    It's alternately spotty and spot-on. [Jan 2007, p.94]
  5. Beast Moans suffers from one weakness: the three members apparently forgot to stop and listen to each other before forging ahead with their own ideas.
  6. Ultimately, that’s the problem: No one can really decide where to take these songs, so everyone takes them everywhere.
  7. A muddled mess of convoluted textures that is at times, frankly, unlistenable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9