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Raised by Swans - No Ghostless Place

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Raised by Swans - No Ghostless Place
Record Label: Independent
Release Date: January 11, 2010
This review is a user submitted review from Jeremy Aaron. You can see all of Jeremy Aaron's submitted reviews here.
 
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02:19 PM on 02/02/10
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Had to comment simply to say that this album grows on you, slowly but ever-so-surely. And that for me personally, it never leaves me behind. Not even for one second.

Agreed that Codes and Secret Longing is a very good album, but this one has some extra magic. From what I've gathered, these guys worked on this for years for a reason, and it certainly wasn't to make the songs blend into one big blur of airiness. They care a lot, and you can feel it in every note. Just give it some time, I think you'll find that it will pay off.

But yes, check out Codes and Secret Longing too! :)
02:32 PM on 02/02/10
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i like this, but i also see what you mean. sometimes it's much too easy to tune out.
03:43 AM on 02/03/10
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This album is an ethereal escape. I loved every minute of it.
05:36 AM on 02/03/10
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loved it when i listened to the stream here. just need to wait till i can scrap together 15 dolalrs for the cd
07:04 AM on 02/03/10
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Very nice, but came here to say the myspace link is spelled wrong and doesn't work.
07:07 AM on 02/03/10
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Anyone else think the singer sounds a little similar to Devin Shelton of Emery?

Very cool album. Definitely reminded me of Tiger Lou.
07:25 AM on 02/03/10
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I just can't get into them. I don't know what it is, but there's something about their music that just doesn't grab me.
08:20 AM on 02/03/10
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Very nice, but came here to say the myspace link is spelled wrong and doesn't work.
Thanks. Fixed.
09:27 AM on 02/03/10
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i like this, but i also see what you mean. sometimes it's much too easy to tune out.
Exactly, listening to it now coincidentally.
09:34 AM on 02/03/10
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Lueda posted about them. I enjoyed it. Good review.
04:33 PM on 02/03/10
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I really like this band.
06:03 PM on 02/04/10
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You got me with the "Mew" RIYL...
11:48 AM on 02/05/10
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ehhh
dont see what the point of listening to these guys is if mew exists
the vocal melodies and instrumentation definitely try to copy the frengers sound.
09:40 AM on 02/08/10
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ehhh
dont see what the point of listening to these guys is if mew exists
the vocal melodies and instrumentation definitely try to copy the frengers sound.

I'm a big Mew fan, but they don't have a monopoly on high, melodic vocals. Thank God. That's like the old 'Interpol sounds like Joy Division' thing- there are definitely elements of Mew in Raised By Swans, but it's reckless to call them a copy. This band has its own sound. Still, people seem to need a point of reference. Me included. :)

As for the instrumentation, guitars, bass, keyboards and drums are an instrumentation that thousands of bands share.

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