The xx – xx
11 songs, 38.6 minutes
Released last year, The xx’s debut album, xx is a solid piece of work, and definitely puts The xx on the list of current bands to watch. They’ve been getting a bit of hype so I feel a little late on the bandwagon, but they’re worth mentioning regardless. Their sound is simple, and I’m not a big fan of the post-punk scene per-say but the album is full of good sounds, and with the help of delay, reverb, layered guitars, two vocalists, and excellent breakbeats provided by their “drummer,” who is actually a member with a drum machine, they’ve worked together a catchy and unique sound. The album contains a few radio-friendly songs but overall it flows very well and has a unified feel. xx is a great album.