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For All the Beautiful People
Swell
For All the Beautiful People
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Building somber, vaguely ominous songs from slabs of textured, melodic guitar rock, Swell don't lend themselves to easy summations. For All the Beautiful People features a continuing (from 1993's 41) emphasis on album cohe...  more »

      
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All Artists: Swell
Title: For All the Beautiful People
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Beggars UK - Ada
Original Release Date: 8/25/1998
Release Date: 8/25/1998
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 607618020323, 607618020316

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Building somber, vaguely ominous songs from slabs of textured, melodic guitar rock, Swell don't lend themselves to easy summations. For All the Beautiful People features a continuing (from 1993's 41) emphasis on album cohesion, employing a brooding loop of "rainy night" sound effects (on "Pink Pink Rain") to bridge the two "sections" of the album--an introspective, darker first half and a more upbeat second half. The splendor of the album, however, is in the individual passages, such as the lilting woodwind that runs through "Something to Do" or the fuzzy guitar line that shakes up "Blackmilk." Like interpreting beautiful carvings on ancient cave walls, sorting out For All the Beautiful People's juicy bits proves to be a pleasurably befuddling endeavor when such lovely discoveries lie waiting in Swell's musical catacombs. --Matthew Cooke

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Matt Nielsen | Issaquah, Washington | 01/08/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Swell is one of the most amazing and innovative bands I have ever heard. I own all their CD's (unless there is some import I haven't spotted) and listen to them nearly every day. I don't see how they are nnot on the top of the charts right now because frankly, they are fantastic. I swear, the first time I listened fo them, I was obsessed. And you will be too (unless you already are). When my dad picked up FOR ALL THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE, I wasn't expecting much, knowing about the new drummer. But I found that I couldn't get it out of my head! I was humming TODAY for hours on end in school. And don't get me wrong, FOR ALL THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE is not SWELL's only good CD. WELL? is great, TOO MANY DAYS WITHOUT THINKING is another good one. SWELL is a great band. I greatly encourage you to check them out."