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xx (album) by The xx

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xx by The xx (2009)
Overall rank: 239th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
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Accolades: Award Top 5 albums of 2009 (3rd)
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Award Top 500 albums of all time (239th)

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80/100
From Kurtco
"The XX" was the big hype of 2009. At a time when music magazines are not really sales record, we begin to know the recipe (A clip, a buzz, an EP, an album.) The sound Xx is fresh and young. Like the band surely, English, not even twenty, and it gets along in the songs.
The sound of Xx is stripped: some new-wave moments, electronic beats. The sound of Xx is rather romantic. Two voices, masculine and feminine echo that speaks a lot of love. The hype is a good thing for a beginner band but I'm afraid that the band The Xx disappears after the 2nd album...

8/10

Best track: "Intro"
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The xx is a little hollow with most of the lyrics being a troubled romantic rehash and the instrumentals using a very similar echo guitar however it never crosses into hurtful.
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80/100
Just listening to this album for the first time after hearing their excellent Intro. Couple of listens in and already impressed - great interplay between the singers. Loving the minimalist approach - great bass and echo guitar.
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75/100
This album is sexier than having sex . Hot steamy and sensual. Pop this on in the back ground & make sweet sweet love to your lady or man. Guaranteed in the sack material right here
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100/100
Una maravilla de album. Tiene temas muy buenos por separado, pero en conjunto forman una de las mejores obras maestras contemporáneas. El ambiente que crea el álbum es indescriptible, lleva tu mente a otro estado. Sobresaliente
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60/100
Really like the guitar parts but I can't stand both voices. Best track: intro
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95/100
From Tilly
SASSY CUTE BAND ALERT

There are certain couples that are sooo frickin’ cute together they just want to make you barf. They finish each other sentences. Laugh at the same jokes. And they’re always exchanging those glances. You know the ones. As if they are in ensconced in their own private world, apart from all the rest of us. That’s the couple of XX. The cutest couple to come into the indie rock world since that Moldy Peaches duo that essentially had a guest role in that Juno movie. Gosh I love that movie.

Anyways. They’re adorable together and their fresh adorable love is contagious. In fact, this album just goes by far to fast. Maybe it’s a short album. Maybe it’s just really good. But it’s always over way before I want it to be. It’s like flirting with that super cute, bubbly girl at a party and next thing you know she’s gone. You’re all excited imagining new love and possibilities and then she vanishes. Whisked away by her clearly jealous & covetous friends as you both give once last longing glance at each other hoping that you will meet again and her cursing me for being to gun shy to ask for her digits. (Seriously, girls would eventually just foist their numbers on me. I was quite the looker back in the day. lol.) Luckily, with records you just get to turn them over and start all over again.

What’s interesting is that I have used to have a serious problem with this record. Like… I didn’t like it. At all! I make no secret of the fact The Cure & Black Sabbath are my two favorite bands of all time!. And have been since the dawn of time (or high school whichever came last). And trust me. Those two bands are more alike than they seem on the surface. So when I heard an awesome new indie band was mining the Cure’s sound I was crazy quick to check them out. And was left completely underwhelmed. Sure they had stolen The Cure’s guitar licks, but the mood and tone and power was all wrong. Completely different. It sounded like fake plastic soul. A teenager pop band. And I shelved it. For years!

But boy (as is so often the case with albums and everything else in life lol), I was dead wrong. This album has spirit and spunk in spades. And for two teenage kids they actually have a lot of soul. The whole album is a flirtatious romp through their young, infectious love. Boy, I miss those days. You think it will go on for ever and then one day you wake up from a loveless marriage with a divorce looming in the near future like the grim reaper and you’re like what the fuck happened. lol. All the good things - like this album - go by way too fast! So enjoy your youth! Don’t let that girl (or boy) be stolen away before getting their digits first. Life’s just far too short. And things are over before you know it. (Just remember they can always start up again. So never give up either!)

Grade: A. One of the most novel and intriguing indie pop debuts in years when it came out . So much so I didn’t even know what to make of it. Now that it’s clicked, I realize it’s one of the best indie pop album of all time. And the Robert Smith with just some hints of Bernard Sumner guitar licks fit this plastic indie pop soul perfectly. Just one more time I was initially totally wrong about an album. Hopefully it won’t be the last. And this album flirts it way smack dab into the middle of my little chart that could.
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most fucking overrated album ever...
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The singing is horrible... that probably explains why Intro is so good and the rest is kinda - meh...
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I just seem to not get it, so excuse me, please
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