The xx have come out with one of the most disappointing albums of the year. I kept waiting for something to happen in this album, but nothing really did. It was overall a boring and bland experience.
Favourite tracks: Angels, Chained
another amazing album by the XX.
A more-than-just-solid follow-up to their striking 2009 debut. If you fault COEXIST for not braving much new territory, then at least give the mega-talented duo cred for providing a sparkling rejuvenation to a facet of electro-pop that has been worked into the ground by far-less inspired acts. (Admittedly, I pondered: if the entire album had taken unexpected flight the way that the rapturous "Swept Away" does, COEXIST might have been one for the books.)
Not exactly *bad* music, but after their s/t this is disappointing.
After an astonishing debute, this was a real letdown, even if usually the second album can't live up to the high standards of the first. It's just bland and boring.
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