The xx - I See You
I See You
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Jan 13, 2017*
EMR
71
The xx's new album sees the band developing their sound with Jamie xx's electronic chops up front as the pivotal point. I See You is a much more mature and forward-looking work in comparison to their stagnant sophomore record, and some of the boldest cuts in the first half prove the point. By stepping out of the incredibly comfortable direction followed by the band in their previous album, The xx reach a new level of strenght here with some well-written songs that predominantly carry out that ... read more
Jan 13, 2017
TheSoftBulletin
85
The xx seem to bring together what they each have to offer to create something none of them could pull of individually, a sound that is recognisably their own.
Jan 16, 2017
Fallendomino
87
Per their MO, The xx continue to deliver bare-bones lyrics accompanied by a range of eclectic instrumentation. However, "I See You" takes the band one step further. Their newfound maturity radiates from every song, taking the listener along a journey of impassioned revelations.

Notable Songs: "Dangerous"; "Say Something Loving"; "A Violent Noise"; "Replica"; "Brave for You"; "On Hold"; "I Dare You"
Jan 13, 2017
pouls
40
THE XX - I SEE YOU FIRST REACTION

1st track: the instrumental is pretty cool, but there are almost no emotions in the vocals! I don't know what is so exciting about this xx bullshit... their moany panty vocal bullshit is not doing anything for me... are they trying to be sexy or some shit? Score: 5/10

2nd track: same issue with the first track. At least the instrumental is cool. The xx fans, please let me know what is so exciting about this bullshit. And the lyrics are so bad. Score: ... read more
Jun 14, 2017*
BruhMan
77
FAVORITE TRACKS: Dangerous, Say Something Loving, Lips, On Hold, Performance & A Violent Noise

LEAST FAVORITE: I Dare You & Brave for You
Jan 23, 2017
81
After Coexist, it seemed like The xx was destined for the route of bands like Interpol, Sleigh Bells, etc. where after recycling their sound for a, fairly good, sophomore album, that their third effort would be sluggish and tiresome. But after a hiatus, and more substance to their act, and more...synth and sampling, we find ourselves with a gem of layers.

Favorite tracks: Dangerous, Lips, Performance, On Hold
Jan 18, 2017
exception
75
After listening to the enormous wave of mediocrity that was present in The xx's first two full length projects, I was blissfully surprised that they redeemed themselves on their third. Everything that was half-assed on xx and Coexist is vastly improved upon here, specifically the production. And with the more powerful and enthusiastic beats, both singers come off as much more focused and driven. I actually hear emotion on I See You, and that makes all the difference. Tracks like "On ... read more
Jan 12, 2017
MarkCooper
73
My favorite of their albums. As cliché as Jamie's songwriting can be, I love the nocturnal, introverted-dance tone he can pull off. On Hold still sucks, and wasn't a good representation of the album. The music is still "minimal cool-kid" music, but with much more adventurous beats, as compared to their other albums. The lyrics are pretty two-dimensional, but that's never been a strong suit of theirs, nor the main thing to focus on in their music. Romy and Oliver's vocals are ... read more
Jan 13, 2017
BuffaloStaple
72
Much, much better than the previous two albums imo, mainly because the tracks actually sound different this time. Jamie brought in some of that diversity and vibrancy to his production that I liked so much from In Colour here, which I think made for some pretty solid tunes on this thing such as Lips, Replica and On Hold. Hell, just 10 seconds into this album when I heard that bassline on Dangerous, I just knew this shit was gonna be better than their first two albums, it just sounded updated ... read more
Mar 2, 2017
JAM
85
The xx corrects their problems from their sophomore album on their third release "I See You". "Coexist" suffered from the band's failure to branch out from their debut. Their second release felt like a watered down blueprint of their first, resulting in a project that felt unmotivated. However, on their most recent release, "I See You", The xx fixes these issues by creating a more colorful sound. The album feels more "poppy", but that doesn't take away ... read more
Jan 11, 2017
cookie
64
did they get girlfriends or something?? I'm tired of this sticky drama
Feb 1, 2017
dyelir
82
Many bands in the last decade have dwindled away after their lackluster sophomore LPs, with no original content to hold other than their debut. The xx were destined to run the same course, until I See You was released. Here, Jamie xx takes his newly acquired production strengths from his solo album In Colour and puts them into his band's work. This a step in a right direction for a band looking to rewrite their script.
Jan 16, 2017*
SiberianBreaks
65
With I See You, their most enjoyable effort yet, the band find themselves on the right path again as they change their name from The zz back to The xx.

The UK-based trio still haven't moved really moved past the routine of keeping things simple, which I think is disappointing. In the latter half of 2009, they broke out with an critical success that made them one of the most influential groups of the decade. The songwriting on that record was bare as bones and not particularly in the good way, ... read more
Mar 9, 2017
daFigz
83
This new The xx release, 'I See You' has captured my attention for a variety of reasons. The accomplished musicianship, inventive electronic coloring, tempting vocals and overall repeat listen-ability due to the maturity of the band has it in frequent rotation in Hale da Figz. Lest I be remiss by failing to mention that I was frequently treated to media hype by the band… Most notably the great NPR piece that spotlighted not only the release, but also personalized the band members making ... read more
Mar 6, 2017
AlienTing
84
their best and most ambitious album yet, although the lyrics and get a bit cringe worthy sometimes but the vocal delivery saved it. Jamie's introverted production has always been something i've admired.

standouts: say something loving, a violent noise, replica

least fav: on hold (sorry not sorry)
Jan 14, 2017
80
Talvez melhora a nota depois que conseguir parar de ouvir as 4 primeiras músicas repetindo infinito
Jul 2, 2017
PJ_0707
80
Ten super tight songs that actually mix the R&B vibe into a pop/rock format rather well. Most of these tracks are successful in their reach for radio airplay. I See You is a solid pop album, one that, while hitting more typical lyrical themes of love and longing, never sounds cheesy or overly dramatic. The album has a few missteps in the middle of the album but even these, while never reaching the highest peak surrounding them, still don't fuck up the flow of this album.
Jan 18, 2017
Raincoat
59
The xx's third LP boasts much brighter and bolder production than their previous efforts but still feels lacking in energy: the vocals are as detached and weary as ever and the atmosphere is often muted. Some memorable moments are scattered across the album but it contains no real outstanding tracks, making for a rather underwhelming record.
Jan 17, 2017
noonoo97
40
Generic, boring, cold and just terrible.
Jun 18, 2017
ArcadeWeekend
86
Faves Tracks: Say Something Loving, Lips, On Hold, I Dare You
Jun 13, 2017
PSHANDY
88
Jamie xx『In Colours』を通過したことで得た圧倒的なユーフォリアとグルーヴ。間違いなくキャリアハイ。
Mar 31, 2017
FearFlour
65
Can be boring but it's well made.

Fav track: On Hold
Feb 20, 2017
frienderman
78
Pretty gorgeous stuff, but a lot of the songs seemingly blend into an aura of dreamy pop music without much substance
Feb 5, 2017
75
average album...
Jan 13, 2017*
plowo
84
favs: Dangerous, Lips, Brave for You, On Hold and I Dare You.
Nov 19, 2017
itsyahboinoah
68
Probably their best album to date but that isn't saying much where the last two projects felt like amateurish electronic music made for your trendy hipsters.The-xx newest album "i see you" is their most musically ear-grabbing and engaging to date. Thanks to jamie-xx influence from his very bold album "colours", the band has some danceable, vigorous and dynamic set of trackS that has some diversity throughout the record. Tracks such as dangerous, i dare you and the single On ... read more
Nov 14, 2017
blinkclyro
80
I See You shows reminiscing, acceptance and strength, feeling like the most solid chapter in The XX arc but leaving room for the inevitable follow-up to build upon the now strengthened foundations.
Oct 30, 2017
50
Shocked by the love for this album. It has such a mediocre middle half where the album just drawls on and on, with lifeless melody and productions that just blend into an unidentifiable melodramatic puddle.
Oct 24, 2017
76fex
38
i tried to search a torrent and downloaded "xx myFriends hot mom Ava Addams" so i decided to review that instead
Oct 3, 2017
81
The first album I listened to in 2017 and I was so pleased to hear The xx back doing what they’re great at. They work together as a trio better than anyone I’ve heard in such a long time, as they all compliment each other with their vocal dexterity or instrumental talents. Jamie xx is a wizard on production and Oliver and Romy sound better than ever on the vocals, this album set the tone very nicely for what has been a fantastic first half of the year musically.
Aug 21, 2017
71
The xx have always just about met expectations for me. They've never been able to blow me away, but I've never heard an offensively bad song of theirs by any means, with the occasional track at least working its way into playlists for other people. A totally OK project.
Aug 6, 2017
FlimFlam
70
This album is decent from start to finish. Both male and female vocal performances are sharp. The quiet, minimalist guitar and bass parts are effective, and the electronic bits are great compliments. Then again, that has always been the style of this band, and in my opinion, they have done it better before, and more concisely. This album took a while to get going, and it ultimately scored much higher than I predicted when I first started listening, and indeed, it had worn out its welcome a bit ... read more
Aug 3, 2017
luisdelrey2016
64
✔ "Say Something Loving", "A Violent Noise", "Performance" and "I Dare You"
✘ "Lips" and "On Hold"
Aug 2, 2017
imimesis
60
Yeah, I guess there are some decent grooves on this record ("Say Something Loving", "I Dare You"), but I guess I prefer my xx with more Jamie, and a LOT less of the other two (especially Romy's schmaltzy crooning).
Jul 22, 2017
75
No és tan rodó com el seu àlbum de debut
Jul 5, 2017
letitbelau
81
Loved the work from beginning to end. I found it to be quite insightful and pleasantly eargasmic. It reaches and creeps into my soul due to the perfect combination of deep and meaningful lyrics alltogether with incredible and unqiue instrumental sounds that make the album an ethereal experience.

Best: 1. A Violent Noise 2. Lips 3. Performance 4. Replica 5. Say Something Loving 6. Test Me 7. On Hold

Worst: 1. I Dare You 2. Dangerous (I like it but I feel like I've heard it before and it's ... read more
Jun 26, 2017
Digenare
93
Melhor álbum de 2017. Test Me finaliza de uma forma inexplicavelmente perfeita.
Jun 24, 2017
sucker
79
Best: Dangerous, Lips, Replica
Worst: Performance
Jun 15, 2017
heavenshapedbox
87
Best tracks: Performance, Brave For You, A Violent Noise and Hold On
Jun 11, 2017
Music_Observer
71
Their big reliance on electronic beat and accustomed rhythm made this album sound rather monotonous and generic, but they made up for their weak melodies with exceptional uses of strong harmonic structures. My Score: 128/180 (Good) = 71/100
May 29, 2017
Mr_Jaiva
84
Beautiful renovation of sound. Emotional and enjoyable.
May 11, 2017
81
One Word Review: Sheen
May 8, 2017
Joshua0_o
67
I still think The XX's first album is one of the most essential album of the zeroes. 'I See You', however, doesn't really have any of the things making their self-titled so memorable. The atmosphere, amazing melodies and memorable hooks are replaced by a few Jamie XX tracks with vocals and a few ballads that aren't as well written as most of the songs on their second record. Most of the singles leading up to the album were pretty good, unfortunatly what remains is really lackluster.

Fav ... read more
May 5, 2017
joaoverde
46
Boooriiiiiing

FAV TRACKS: Dangerous, On Hold
Apr 30, 2017
Pmarf46
45
They have lost their minimalist qualities and don't sound so unique anymore, unfortunately. The lead single sounds like a Eurovision song. Perhaps Jamie had too much influence on this record in trying to turn it more dance-themed, but since they didn't go all out for this style, the record sounds caught between the old and the new, meaning it doesn't really sound like anything worthwhile.
Mar 21, 2017*
PaulyZ
80
Tracklist:

Dangerous (10.0)
Say Something Loving (8.0)
Lips (7.6)
A Violent Noise (7.4)
Performance (6.8)
Replica (7.9)
Brave for You (7.0)
On Hold (9.2)
I Dare You (7.5)
Test Me (7.2)
Mar 17, 2017
pearshapedexe
80
"With I See You, The XX have taken a risk that has paid off; the band has shown their musical depth, skill, and variety."

http://pearshapedexeter.com/the-xx-i-see-you/
Mar 16, 2017
80
A strikingly bold album from a band known for their safeness.
Mar 11, 2017
41
While most critics seemed to like this album I found it very bland and uninteresting. The songs are formulaic and uninspired and the performances are flat and dull seeming to be devoid of any energy or character whatsoever. This albums biggest weakness however is its cheesy ass lyrics which seem like they were written by a teenage pop star. This just didn't do it for me.
Mar 9, 2017
Felindie
80
Fav Tracks: I Dare You, Say Something Loving, Dangerous, Replica
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78%of users like this album
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