Swing Lo Magellan

  • Record Label: Domino
  • Release Date: Jul 10, 2012
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 85 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 85
  2. Negative: 4 out of 85
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  1. Dec 22, 2012
    5
    I found songwriter David Longstreth's explanation to almost every song of this album on RapGenius.com and this dude is saying pretty much always "I'm not sure what I want to say with it; I can't really explain it; I don't know; etc." And I'm just thinking what the hell I should think of this CD now. I don't know what he wants to tell me with the lyrics and he doesn't know either. TheirI found songwriter David Longstreth's explanation to almost every song of this album on RapGenius.com and this dude is saying pretty much always "I'm not sure what I want to say with it; I can't really explain it; I don't know; etc." And I'm just thinking what the hell I should think of this CD now. I don't know what he wants to tell me with the lyrics and he doesn't know either. Their style is good and partly, when I get the meaning of the songs, it's also very nice to listen to. But if I don't get the lyrics I'm confused and additionally their kind of music is a very strange one. The songs don't touch me and the lyrics often seem meaningless. But half of the songs are still quite nice. Expand
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80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. Sep 13, 2012
    78
    Dirty Projectors has never done so much with so little, a rare feat reiterated by the disarming, insistent standout, "Gun Has No Trigger."
  2. Aug 8, 2012
    80
    Sometimes brilliant, often infuriating, it's a must-check nonetheless.
  3. Jul 27, 2012
    73
    They have it in them to write great pop music or truly important experimental music, but Dirty Projectors have to decide where they want to end up before they start.