Ranging from psychotic and goofy to morbid, harrowing and simply sad, Girl with Basket of Fruit is easily Xiu Xiu's most varied and chaotic album so far.
Moods, sounds and lyrical topics shift very restlessly. It makes for a confusing and unnerving experience.
The couple more somber songs towards the end of the record feel very haunting, sorrowful and sincere in the midst of all the madness.
The last song "Normal Love" is a heart-rending ballad where I think I hear a hint of something ... read more