- FORGET

Xiu Xiu - FORGET
CRITIC SCORE
77
Based on 5 reviews
2017 Rank: #31 / 94
USER SCORE
76
Based on
63 ratings

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80
Exclaim!

The more cerebral, out-there music fan may find it all too easy, craving the satisfaction that comes with gaining an appreciation of music that's challenging to the ear. Most, however, will rejoice; as should you, because FORGET is overwhelmingly and immediately Xiu Xiu.

80
PopMatters

Forget leaves us as one of the band’s tightest and most consistent works yet, its grimness belied yet also supported by the impeccable pop framework sustained throughout.

75
A.V. Club

Forget ... finally undertakes a concerted effort to serve the trio’s talents in a digestible form, with inviting and accessible results.

70
Under The Radar

Yes, FORGET is more listener-friendly ... but it is also solidly weird, immersive, and dark.

MarkCooper
80
Xiu Xiu continue to challenge the listener by making us feel almost guilty for wanting to dance to something so bleak and disturbing.

Favorite Tracks: Get Up, Wondering, Hay Choco Bananas, Faith Torn Apart, Forget, Petite, The Call
exception
84
Xiu Xiu's newest output after their eerie interpretation of the Twin Peaks soundtrack is one of their best albums yet, from a pop standpoint. With a group as versatile as Xiu Xiu, expectations are a pretty tough thing to have, but mine were blown away. Jamie's heartbreaking lyrics and harrowing voice make Forget all more bone chilling than I thought it would have been. The fuzzy, sometimes house-like, electronic production is easily the best aspect of this album; it brings a more modern vibe ... read more
pouls
84
This is a pretty fantastic album from Xiu Xiu. It is honestly one of their best in a while, and I prefer this a lot more than the cover albums that Xiu Xiu has delivered thus far and whatever else they delivered in this decade. It is a very good album, and I do like how this album is not afraid to go into many directions. It goes from one style to the other without any fear, and I do like the experimentation that goes on in this album a lot as well.
The album kicks off with The Call, which is ... read more
ryansliao
70
This is certainly experimental but I didn't always find it engaging. The vocals really do work for some tracks, but for others it's just sort of blends in with everything else, and not in a particularly good way. However, the writing is great and some of these tracks are actually some of the best so far this year. It's just that a lot of the album is also forgettable.

Best Tracks: The Call, Queen of the Losers, Forget, Faith Torn Apart

Worst Tracks: Hay Choco Bananas
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Added on: November 16, 2016