The Seer

User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 110 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 94 out of 110
  2. Negative: 10 out of 110
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  1. Oct 29, 2012
    4
    The blistering five minute high points don't compensate for the needlessly overlong introductions which encase the real meat of each track. Some bands are meant to do protracted drones and do it well, it seems an ill fit for Swans whose strengths have always been in immediacy and brief interrupts of overwhelming raw power and sheer force. Umagumma on Quaaludes.
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87

Universal acclaim - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Nov 28, 2012
    90
    The Seer might not be the album you spend most time with this year--it's too emotionally demanding for heavy rotation – but it's one you'll be listening to for years to come.
  2. Oct 11, 2012
    100
    Swans has never traveled a straightforward, clean, or uninterrupted path. But with The Seer, one thing is certain: Even during its quietest lulls, Gira has never sounded louder.
  3. 60
    The final impression The Seer left me with is that of a sprawling, lacking in cohesion and over indulgent album that fails as often as it succeeds.