Union Carbide Productions


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Imagine getting Steve Albini involved as producer of your next album to make it more tuneful. Normally, you'd think a guy with Albini's track record as a maverick producer and musician (his years as a member of Big Black), and his fondness for huge-sounding, distorted, potentially offensive records, would create a wad of aural damage not too dissimilar from their debut. Wrong. Swing is a good rock record, but ultimately anonymous. In fact, parts of it are downright boring. It's not worthless, but this is clearly not the record with which to begin your relationship with UCP.

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