The xx - I See You

The xx - I See You
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2017 Rank: #2
2017 Indie Pop: #1
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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
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
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 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
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 11, 2017
cookie
64
did they get girlfriends or something?? I'm tired of this sticky drama
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 17, 2017
noonoo97
40
Generic, boring, cold and just terrible.
Jan 14, 2017
80
Talvez melhora a nota depois que conseguir parar de ouvir as 4 primeiras músicas repetindo infinito
Jan 13, 2017
65
I really enjoyed the theme of this album, but I feel like Jamie's beats don't fit the mood most of the time, I felt very unsatisfied listening to this other than 'On Hold'
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
DiegoPaim01
76
Primeiro disco que paro pra ouvir desses caras...e é melhor do que eu imaginava. É um tipo de som muito típico de nosso tempo...um Art Pop que mescla bem uma produção eletrônica com instrumentação acústica. E se tratando do som, esse disco entrega bastante. As músicas transmitem uma energia um pouco melancólica, combinando bem com o tom reflexivo das letras. Há um toque mais funkeado em alguns momentos nas ... read more
Jan 17, 2017
bitterblossom12
68
Lyrically devoid of anything interesting, I See You feels like The xx being inserted into unfinished Jamie xx songs. Occasional high points come from Jamie's skilled production work, but the intimacy and feeling of xx or Coexist seems to be gone.
Jan 17, 2017
82
The best of the homonimun work with the best of Jamie's solo production. It's colorfull, funny, calm and still a touching sound. I missed some deep shit on it, but I didn't think it was the intention. Great work, the best of the band untill now, at least for me.
Jan 16, 2017
SandyMusicFan
80
Rich and colorful album.
The xx are getting better and better.
Nice project.
Jan 16, 2017
uralberk
70
While going pop is mostly bad for interesting alternative groups, expansion of "I See You" is a fresh air for the band. Sound scale is widened in almost-loud mainstream color, which only works for good since their sophomore effort was kind of a burnout. Are their new offerings preferable to simplicity of their debut? Not at all. But it feels like they had to take a new step to not meet with a creative death.

I see this album as a subsidiary source that they will use in their future ... read more
Jan 16, 2017
GoldenChords
55
This isn't for me, I think. I'm the only who finds this a kind of generic?.

Favorite tracks: Performance, A Violent Noise, Replica

Least favorite tracks: The rest of them, especially On Hold and Dangerous.
Jan 16, 2017
cshults
80
I love the inclusion of Jamie XX elements taking more of a lead role. Solid album and direction for the band.
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 16, 2017
Kokolores
62
Hhhmmm, don't get the fuss about this album. In my ears it sounds like perfect pop music, satisfying the broad mass. Not more, not less.
Jan 15, 2017
JFulfy
75
His experimenting and differential sounds and songs are a first imo for the xx. I liked that they broadened their delivering however it will take me sometime to get used to it and like it. Its pretty good as of rn.
Jan 15, 2017
86
It's weird in a way that you would expect this sounds to not match at all with Romy and Oliver's vocals, since they didn't change the way their lyrics have a kind of melancholic outcome, however, Jamie xx's production is a little bit more joyful this time and brings a new highway in The xx career, like they have reinvented themselves without forgetting that the biggest truths are told in less words. I really liked how I'm still getting to know each member here and how risky it feels this new ... read more
Jan 15, 2017
68
The more vibrant tunes on here, like Dangerous, Lips, Hold On, or A Violent Noise are really great. They captivate melodically and feature some very beautiful soundplay from Jamie. The weaker cuts, however, which I find to be more abundant, often highlight through very minimal instrumentation and spare composition the Achilles heel of this group (at least in my controversial eyes), the vocals. So often I find Romy and Oliver to be capable, but devoid of a distinct personality. When backed by ... read more
Jan 14, 2017
64
Okay, that was pretty underwhelming. My disclaimer is that I've never been fully enamored with an xx record, so this wasn't as anticipated a release for me as for most. Still, I think the vibe here pales in comparison to their debut. A lot of the songs felt like they were chasing trends, which is unfortunate considering they basically invented a trend themselves. The vocals have improved, but have lost a bit of their immediacy. Not bad by any means -- they're always going to have pretty decent ... read more
Jan 13, 2017*
GPellizzon
80
The xx makes fragile music.
Sometimes so fragile it breaks into an ocean of monotony and boredom, such as in their sophomore album "Coexist".
Whilst I do think it suffers from the same problem their debut did (they can't mantain/surpass the bars set on the first half of the album throughout the entire record), I'm digging this way more than anything they've ever made. Probably because of Jamie's production here that resembles some stuff from "In Colour" (which I still think ... read more
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Watch the xx Perform “Lips” and “Say Something Loving” on “Fallon”
Watch the xx Perform “Lips” and “Say Something Loving” on “Fallon”
Listen to the xx Cover Drake and Rihanna’s “Too Good”
Listen to the xx Cover Drake and Rihanna’s “Too Good”
Stream the xx’s New Album 'I See You'
Stream the xx’s New Album 'I See You'
Listen to the xx’s New Song “Say Something Loving”
Listen to the xx’s New Song “Say Something Loving”
I’ll Be Your Mirror: How the xx Found Themselves—and Their Vibrant New Sound—in Each Other
I’ll Be Your Mirror: How the xx Found Themselves—and Their Vibrant New Sound—in Each Other
The xx kick off European tour with the debut of two new songs
The xx kick off European tour with the debut of two new songs
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