xx (album) by The xx

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xx by The xx
Year: 2009
Release date: 2009-08-14
Overall rank: 280th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 1,006 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 2009 (3rd)
Award Top 50 albums of the 2000s (47th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (280th)
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78/100 (from 1,006 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 77.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 78.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.4.

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85/100
From 03/12/2020 02:37
Highlights:

Intro
Islands
Basic Space
Crystalised
VCR
Heart Skipped A Beat
Infinity
Shelter
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95/100
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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80/100
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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50/100
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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80/100
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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75/100
From 12/20/2017 05:27
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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From 11/09/2017 17:03
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
From 07/05/2017 17:51
Really like the guitar parts but I can't stand both voices. Best track: intro
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