To Be Kind

Metascore
88

Universal acclaim - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
Buy On
  1. May 19, 2014
    60
    Love ‘em or loathe ‘em, they provide the clearest picture of what Gira and Swans are trying to do.
  2. May 8, 2014
    60
    To Be Kind is uncompromising to the point of overindulgence.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 220 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
  1. May 13, 2014
    10
    This is not experimental music, this is pure power delivered by Thor himself, or Mr. Gira as we have known him since he formed Swans. Musik, non stop!
  2. May 13, 2014
    10
    I've been waiting for this album for several months already, and I just have to say that this has been the most groovy Michael Gira and theI've been waiting for this album for several months already, and I just have to say that this has been the most groovy Michael Gira and the gang have gone. The beginning reminded me of their old 'Filth' album, except they really got a catchy hook going on in each of the songs, especially their title track in the end. To be honest, this album will grow on me and I may very well like this over 'The Seer'. But nothing stands out enough to compete with their best tracks like 'Her' and 'Failure'. Full Review »
  3. Jun 16, 2014
    2
    Annoying, distant, foggy, echoing, repulsive, childish, naive. The masses are obviously flying with the Swans. I keep giving chances but afterAnnoying, distant, foggy, echoing, repulsive, childish, naive. The masses are obviously flying with the Swans. I keep giving chances but after several listens, no. Good music is not about being extraordinary and weird, it's something else. They've got their own sound, yes, but instead of feeling great, I feel like this is music for the depressed and bittered **** Grow up. You have only one life to live. Full Review »