Angels of Light....
Good Swans side project or a meme band?
Their best moments rival the best of Swans, though they miss that grand album-encompassing coherency that makes Swans albums so grand. This does make Angels of Light more digestible, and honestly I haven't found much that sounds like Gira's way of approaching folk rock styles on the AoL albums.
that's a tough question, but check this out
New Mother is probably my favourite Angels of Light record if I had to make a choice
The first two AoL albums are GOAT. The problem is that after that point Gira gets more and more turned on by the concept of turning his country-folk-symphonic baby into Swans-lite gradually over the course of several albums and loses his way.
Quality-wise, the whole Swans-AoL-Young God crew peaked with How I Loved You and to be honest nothing since has been necessary.