After the debut, the xx release an unambitious album that even after multiple listens, I just can't recall many moments at all. A disappointing release and just so painfully bland. But yeah like always, the production is nice.
Favourite tracks: Chained, Fiction, Swept Away
While the production is more vibrant, the vocals are so nondescript that I can't even be bothered caring about the lyrics they're singing. The album is mostly just a wash.
Best Tracks: Angels, Reunion
Worst Tracks: Chained
The first album was a pleasant surprise, this one was also pleasant, but without the surprise element it becomes kind of dull
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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