Listening to Oxygen is like a sledgehammer blow to the chest. After all these years we shouldn't really expect anything less of Swans, but the power and the quality of their music is still breathtaking. Oxygen is a majestic, grinding, disjointed behemoth of a song, and Michael Gira yodels and barks with dark joy. Not for the faint of heart or the emotionally dead. Find this passionate racket on the 2014 release To Be Kind.