Women as Lovers

Xiu Xiu - Women as Lovers
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Based on 13 reviews
2008 Ratings: #250 / 742
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Based on 39 ratings
2008 Ratings: #114
January 29, 2008 / Release Date
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Kill Rock Stars / Label
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Michael Gira, lead singer of Swans, does a cover of Under Pressure with Xiu Xiu. What the fuck reality am I living in.

Literally anything can happen when you listen to Xiu Xiu, which is one of the coolest and most terrifying things about Xiu Xiu. They are always evolving, experimenting, trying new things and just generally being fucking insane their entire careers, and that's something I can't get enough of with this group. They never ever bore, even when something isn't as exciting as ... read more
The Under Pressure cover is the best thing ever recorded but besides that I'll pass with this one.
Smooth abalone; a sad, dirty feeling.

Underrated, lots of bangers present!

Color: White
FAV TRACKS: Under Pressure, I Do What I Want When I Want, Black Keyboard, No Friend Oh!, In Lust You Can Hear the Axe Fall, You Are Pregnant You You Are Dead, Gayle Lynn
LEAST FAV: Child At Arms, Guantanamo Canto, Puff and Bunny
While it's a little bit inconsistent, especially in its second half, "Women As Lovers" keeps the solid foundation Jamie Stewart and crew set with their previous efforts with uncomfortably good production and tight songwriting.

Also, holy fuck, a cover of Queen's "Under Pressure" by Xiu Xiu featuring MICHAEL GIRA OF SWANS is something you don't see everyday... and it's glorious!

Fav Tracks: In Lust You Can Hear The Axe Fall; You Are Pregnant You, You Are Dead; No Friend ... read more
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