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Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
A feverish and disturbing set of songs, but it's also some of the group's most accessible. His songs play out like bedroom symphonies, bedroom confessions over chimes and gonging bells and industrial beats and buttery guit... more »
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A feverish and disturbing set of songs, but it's also some of the group's most accessible. His songs play out like bedroom symphonies, bedroom confessions over chimes and gonging bells and industrial beats and buttery guitar leads that slide through the songs like a straight razor opening up skin. Elaborate, ornate, and bubbling over with noise, but with a sense of less-is-more; minimalism over excess. A 35-minute dreamscape of scraping urgency that haunts and disturbs.
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alexander laurence | Los Angeles, CA | 11/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Xiu Xiu has always been one of my favorite bands in the last few years. Jamie Stewart and company hasn't taken off in a big like some other artists. But they have always done interesting records and have toured heavily to get the word out. Each record has been like a welcome thing and a reminder of how shockingly unique this band is. Some of the records have been over the top and aggressive, but this one seems to have more restraint and quality. Already with the first song "Buzz Saw" you have a lot of exciting elements. "Boy Soprano" has the quality of some films that I have not yet seen. I remember a few years ago I saw this indie film with music by Stephen Merritt. It would be cool to hear a soundtrack by Xiu Xiu. On some songs like "Hello From Eau Claire" you have Caralee McElroy singing. It is definitely a Xiu Xiu song and nothing is much different. Overall you have another cool record by Xiu Xiu. They remind me of some more obscure post-punk groups like Eyeless In Gaza. They are obviously in their own bizarre world. This world is definitely valid. It's a wide range of human emotions that most bands don't even touch upon. Some bands are afraid to go in these places."
Xiu Mutha F*ckin' Xiu
T. Foucht | seattle | 09/25/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is Xiu Xiu's most accessible album yet. Caralee McElroy on "Hello From Eau Claire" is brilliant."