The Air Force

Xiu Xiu - The Air Force
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2006 Ratings: #63 / 637
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Based on 47 ratings
2006 Ratings: #59
September 12, 2006 / Release Date
LP / Format
5 Rue Christine / Label
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You know, every-time I read that this album is 'Xiu Xiu's most poppiest album to date', I do a double take. The album with Buzz Saw as the opener is the most accessible? Are you on crack? Is that what you smoke? You smoke crack?

I always have no idea what to expect from a Xiu Xiu album. Will I get a brash, in your face and tormented batch of torture songs, or will I get a subdued, somber and sensitive collection of emotional ballads? Or, and this is most of the time, i'll get a strange ... read more
Bro, this has less than an 8 user score!!! This is great, as I am listening to this I am literally reconsidering my opinion of the Xiu Xiu discography!!

Actual review: yeah this thing is fantastic, I got to rethink my opinions

My perfect score review: this album is so great man. I felt it a lot, and this is definitely an album where it uses the experimentation and rawness combined with the pop centric elements to create some incredibly powerful songs. Some of the most organic sounding ... read more
"The Air Force" is more accessible and pop-centered than previous records but that doesn't mean it doesn't have Xiu Xiu's signature experimentation and thought-provoking lyrics. It's also a more varied album and I think it's an underrated piece in their discography.

Fav Tracks: Boy Soprano; Save Me Save Me; Vulture Piano; Bishop, CA; Buzz Saw; The Fox and the Rabbit

Least Fav Track: Saint Pedro Glue Stick

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