xx (studio album) by The xx

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xx by The xx
Year: 2009
Release date: 2009-08-14
Overall rank: 291st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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78/100 (from 1,042 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 2009 (3rd)
Award Top 50 albums of the 2000s (48th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (291st)
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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 1,042 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.5/100, a mean average of 76.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.2.

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From 01/11/2021 03:32
I can see why people aren’t the biggest fan of this album. But this album’s atmosphere is magical and some tracks really stand out.
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From 09/07/2020 02:49
I really like the atmosphere, the songwriting and performances are great (even if I don't particularly like the male vocalist at all). It sounds unmastered to me though, there's something about it that sounds like it's still in the development stage. I guess it could be seen as charming, I just find it a bit distracting and even annoying at times.
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From 07/23/2020 15:43
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From 03/12/2020 02:37
Highlights:

Intro
Islands
Basic Space
Crystalised
VCR
Heart Skipped A Beat
Infinity
Shelter
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From 01/08/2020 16:28
Minimalistic indie dream pop that almost reaches perfection. Intro might be one of the most iconic album openers ever. The xx debut reminds us that music that is spacially aware can also be catchy and even danceable.

Favorite tracks: Islands, Intro, VCR
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From 07/19/2019 20:19
Favorite Tracks:Heart Skipped A Beat, Basic Space
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From 03/03/2019 21:03
"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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From 10/29/2018 21:15
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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From 05/13/2018 18:52
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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From 01/07/2018 15:41
Very soothing, very mellow sound. The vocals are effortlessly delivered, and the interplay between the two is excellent. The only issue that I have, and it's a minor one, is the songs tend to blend into one another after awhile.
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