Knife Play

Xiu Xiu - Knife Play
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Based on 5 reviews
2002 Ratings: #54 / 185
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Based on 99 ratings
2002 Ratings: #49
February 19, 2002 / Release Date
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5 Rue Christine / Label
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knewnie
39
wow, uh, hm... i really did not like this. and i'm honestly shocked i didnt. i love A Promise, a lot. it's one of the most crushing and human albums i've ever had the pleasure of listening to. any time i wanna be sad i'll just start up Sad Pony Guerrilla Girl and have the most depressing 40 minute lay-down of my life. but Knife Play, wow this is bad. it has none of the qualities that make A Promise so enjoyable to me, and instead it highlights all the stuff i hate about Xiu Xiu's ... read more
thebibleparttwo
87
edgeplay is fun
ElectricMess
79
hey I actually like this one
Plats
90
"Knife Play" is a great, discomforting debut that acts as a taste of what's to come from Xiu Xiu! I love Jamie Stewart's tortured delivery and lyrics here, as it fits well with the disturbing atmosphere.

Fav Tracks: Suha, Poe Poe, I Broke Up, Don Diasco, Dr. Troll, Tonite and Today (What 'chu talkin' 'bout), Hives Hives

Least Fav Track: Homonculus (The mixing is so so, but I still like it)

Score:
9
Outstanding
amygoodall
85
good
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