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THE XX - I SEE YOU (ALBUM)
Label:YT/INE
Entry:29/01/2017 (Position 1)
Last week in charts:05/03/2017 (Position 46)
Peak:1 (1 weeks)
Weeks:6
Place on best of all time:2633 (159 points)
Year:2017
World wide:
ch  Peak: 2 / weeks: 11
de  Peak: 1 / weeks: 11
at  Peak: 2 / weeks: 8
fr  Peak: 5 / weeks: 12
nl  Peak: 1 / weeks: 15
be  Peak: 1 / weeks: 27 (Vl)
  Peak: 2 / weeks: 25 (Wa)
se  Peak: 4 / weeks: 6
fi  Peak: 8 / weeks: 3
no  Peak: 3 / weeks: 3
dk  Peak: 3 / weeks: 4
it  Peak: 11 / weeks: 8
es  Peak: 2 / weeks: 17
pt  Peak: 1 / weeks: 17
au  Peak: 1 / weeks: 6
nz  Peak: 3 / weeks: 4

CD
Young Turks / XL YTCD161
LP
XL YTLP161
LP
XL YTLP161X



Digital
Young Turks / XL 0889030016164


TRACKS
13/01/2017
LP XL YTLP161 / EAN 0889030016119
Extras:
CD
   
13/01/2017
Deluxe Boxset - LP XL YTLP161X / EAN 0889030016102
Extras:
Deluxe Boxset bevat 180gram vinyl, een extra 12" met 3 bonustracks, het album cd, een cd met de live versie van de track 'Brave For You (Marfa Demo)' en tot slot 3 exclusieve prints van Alasdair McLellan.
   
13/01/2017
CD Young Turks / XL YTCD161 / EAN 0889030016126
13/01/2017
Digital Young Turks / XL 0889030016164 / EAN 0889030016164
1. Dangerous
4:10
2. Say Something Loving
3:58
3. Lips
3:20
4. A Violent Noise
3:47
5. Performance
4:06
6. Replica
4:09
7. Brave For You
4:13
8. On Hold
3:44
9. I Dare You
3:53
10. Test Me
3:55
   

MUSIC DIRECTORY
The XXThe XX: Discography / Become a fan
THE XX IN AUSTRALIAN CHARTS
Singles

TitleEntryPeakweeks
Angels05/08/2012461
On Hold27/11/2016455
 
Albums

TitleEntryPeakweeks
XX14/02/2010402
Coexist23/09/201229
I See You29/01/201716
SONGS BY THE XX
A Violent Noise
Angels
Basic Space
Blood Red Moon
Brave For You
Chained
Crystalised
Dangerous
Do You Mind?
Fantasy
Fiction
Heart Skipped A Beat
Hot Like Fire
I Dare You
Infinity
Insects
Intro
Islands
Lips
Missing
Naive (The xx)
Night Time
On Hold
Our Song
Performance
Reconsider
Replica
Reunion
Say Something Loving
Shelter
Stars
Sunset
Swept Away
Teardrops
Test Me
Tides
Together
Try
Unfold
VCR
ALBUMS BY THE XX
Coexist
I See You
XX
 
REVIEWS
Average points: 4 (Reviews: 6)
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***
I have read many articles stating The xx as being an influential and important group for their genre, but I have personally never understood the hype. I've always found their music to be too bland and subdued, even for "vibing" purposes.

I remember listening to "Coexist" a couple of years back and just being utterly bored with it. It was just a big nothing for me, and I have no desire to return to it.

But, as I am very forgiving, I am always willing to give artists' second and third (and even more) chances, so here I am.

At the very least, I can say that this is more interesting than I ever remember them being.

Firstly, I'd say that lyrically, this album is generally pretty good, and I'd refer you to "Brave For You" as an example of that.

Secondly, I really respect Jamie xx as a producer. He has produced some really good material, not just for his own solo material ("In Colour"), but also for other artists as well (Drake's "Take Care" comes to mind).

Thirdly, Romy and Oliver's vocals are really nice across this album. Oliver sounds particularly gorgeous on "On Hold".

But that is where the positives end for me.

Although the lyrics are mostly good, there is also this weird sexual subtext to some of the songs, which makes the album odd and unsettling at moments, and not in the way I think they were hoping it would be. "Lips", which had a decent instrumental going on, was completely ruined by its lyrics unfortunately.

And even though Jamie xx is a very solid producer, besides their vocals, I don't see what the other two bring to the table. I'm sure it isn't just a coincidence that when Jamie collaborates with these other two, he just makes his least interesting music, whereas he flourishes when working on his solo projects. They are dragging him down, is what I'm saying.

And despite my praise of the lyrics for "Brave For You", it really means nothing because the tune is barely there. And that really is the problem across the entire album. It is still generally on the boring side, which is a problem I think I will always have with them.

If you want this album in a nutshell, just listen to "Test Me", which is a very uninteresting finisher.

FAV TRACKS: A VIOLENT NOISE, ON HOLD

LEAST FAV TRACK: LIPS

5/10
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