AOTY 2023
The xx - Coexist
Mar 15, 2023
It's beautiful, but not mind-blowing.

Coexist, the second studio album by British indie pop band The xx, is a stunning and cohesive work of art. Released in 2012, it builds on the group's signature sound of sparse arrangements and hushed vocals, but with a newfound maturity and emotional depth.

From the opening track "Angels," which sets the tone with its delicate guitar and haunting vocals, to the mesmerizing "Chained," Coexist takes the listener on a journey through the ups and downs of love and relationships. The album is imbued with a sense of intimacy and vulnerability, as if the band is inviting you into their innermost thoughts and feelings.

One of the standout tracks on the album is "Missing," a beautiful ballad that showcases the band's talent for creating captivating melodies and evocative lyrics. Another highlight is "Sunset," a dreamy and atmospheric song that captures the feeling of watching the sun go down on a summer evening.

Overall, Coexist is a stunning achievement for The xx, demonstrating their growth as musicians and songwriters while staying true to the essence of their sound. It's an album that rewards repeated listens, revealing new layers of emotion and meaning with each play. Highly recommended for fans of indie pop, and anyone looking for a beautifully crafted and emotionally resonant musical experience.

Yeah I like the xx, but I REALLY like the xxx

Track Ratings
1Angels / 90
2Chained / 85
3Fiction / 75
4Try / 75
5Reunion / 75
6Sunset / 90
7Missing / 95
8Tides / 85
9Unfold / 80
10Swept Away / 75
11Our Song / 75
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