The xx - Coexist
The xx
Coexist
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Apr 11
The xx - xx
The xx
xx
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Apr 11

Recent Reviews

Apr 11, 2019
63
I See You is by far this group's most intense album. I know that isn't really saying much, but I actually think this new approach is paying dividends in many areas. For starters, the vocals actually have a semblance of passion now. Jamie xx's most visceral tones really push these tracks forward and it's obvious that he's learned some new tricks through his solo career. I still wouldn't call this all that good, but it's definitely an improvement.

Lyrics & Themes: 6/10
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Apr 11, 2019
53
Even Jamie xx can't completely save the lackluster melodies and the soulless vocals this time around. Everything just got a little bit worse to the point of complete mediocrity

Lyrics & Themes: 5/10
Performance: 3/10
Arrangement: 5/10
Sonic Palette: 7/10
Apr 11, 2019
62
This debut album really has some fatal flaws. Oliver's and Romy's vocals are pretty much devoid of any emotion of dynamic range. Every track is sung exactly the same. The writing isn't too bad, but it's hard to pay attention to what they say when their delivery gives me no reason to listen. It's a shame because the melodies and Jamie xx's minimalist production are actually pretty good. They just seems worse than it actually is when they're being moaned over.

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Apr 11, 2019
70
Modern Vampires of the City sees Vampire Weekend shift from their unique cultural blend to a more straight forward indie rock sound. The resulting project is one that doesn't quite carry the same personality. Ezra's writing does continue to mature, however. There are moments of lyrical catharsis to be found. Personally, I didn't find the melodies to be as strong as they were on the band's two previous records. All in all, this third project is one that lacks a bit of color and tune.

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Apr 10, 2019
77
Contra isn't quite as sonically focused as Vampire Weekend's debut, but its more mature and developed songwriting makes up for it.

Lyrics & Themes: 8/10
Performance: 8/10
Arrangement: 7/10
Sonic Palette: 8/10
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