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Coexist

10 Sept. 2012 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 10 Sept. 2012
  • Release Date: 10 Sept. 2012
  • Label: Young Turks
  • Copyright: 2012 Young Turks/XL Recordings
  • Total Length: 37:12
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B0094YPK1M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (127 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,797 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

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25 of 30 people found the following review helpful By The Wolf TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 10 Sept. 2012
Format: Audio CD
It is a joy to report that all is well on planet xx. Their 2010 debut was
a stunner; as single minded a celebration of the dark dreams of youth as
it is possible to imagine. Romy Croft and Oliver Sim's capacity to make
us feel both a first kiss and the edge of the grave in the same breath
endeared them to a generation (or three) in search of a sound which might
come somewhere close to pinning down our feelings in these troubled times.
That they do so with such conviction and elan is a tribute to their singular
craftsmanship and uncompromising vision. 'Coexist' delivers further revelations.

The eleven songs in this new collection are really quite painfully magnificent.
Each terse title; each elusive but curiously heart-warming melody; each
spare but perfectly punctuated arrangement has such immediate impact on our
emotions that it is impossible to imagine how it could have been bettered.

The rhythmic structure of several of the compositions have greater presence
and definition than their earlier work and this turns out to be a canny
development. Numbers such as 'Chained', 'Sunset' and especially 'Tides',
despite their gloomy narratives, set our toes tapping despite ourselves but
highly disciplined sonic restraint remains the order of the day. Ms Croft and
Mr Sim were clearly born to sing together. Rarely have two voices sounded so
at home with one another. The keening guitar and measured vocal performances
of 'Try' (surely their finest moment?
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By pearl on 12 Jan. 2015
Format: Audio CD
I love reading reviews before buying anything but I think music is very personal. If you want a useful tip, listen to the full album on youtube first. I listened to Coexist via the sample songs in amazon and didn’t like it. However, after listening to it on youtube... wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m in love ever since.

In my opinion, Coexist is more minimalist, intense, deeper, and dare I say, darker than their debut album. I look forward to commuting everyday now because that’s one of the few occasions I have to listen to it uninterruptedly. Some of the songs take me to another dimension and I get into a dreamy mode – just like My Bloody Valentine’s “Loveless” does.

In fact, I first heard the XX in a live radio show on BBC 1 and was amazed by their beautiful sounds. Bought the first album but got annoyed as I could recognise some familiar tunes from New Order, Interpol, Cure and believe me or not, even Bobby Mc Ferrin’s “Don’t Worry Be Happy” to name a few. More than a year later I gave it another go and got hooked. I forgive all the copied sounds. Then I tried Coexist via youtube – Coexist is my favourite of the two. But then again, it’s my personal opinion.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pen Name on 28 Nov. 2013
Format: Vinyl
My favourite XX album, so chill and absolute genius! Plays perfectly on the record player- highly recommended! I'd say get XX first though because it's slightly faster and Intro is probably the most famous XX song so if u don't know much of their stuff you will still recognise it
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Bought the CD+Vinyl version of this album.
The album itself is excellent; relaxing yet engaging throughout. Thoroughly recommend.
The vinyl pressing, though - like other reviewers have expressed - is poor. The dynamic range sounds very compressed and resembles a 128kbps mp3 file at best. The copy that I received is also heavily warped, not something expected from brand new 185g vinyl. Disappointing. Glad the CD is included!
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Great album. Personally prefer their first but this is extremely on point. The textures and sounds they use in theis album are amazing - the xx are a talented bunch.
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By teary chocolate on 18 Feb. 2014
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I loved their first album and this is just as good. It has been accompanying me on my journey to and from work for the past 6 months and I am still not tired of it.
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By Gerard Deegan on 9 Feb. 2014
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I saw the XX on Jools Holland and then 18 months later heard this while sitting in a barbers chair. I remembered I had seen them on TV so bought the album. It is very atmospheric. The guitars remind me of 'The Unforgettable Fire' by U2 from the eighties.
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By Tim Griffith on 31 Jan. 2014
Format: Vinyl
Bought the album for a friend, but I already knew she loved it. Owning a vinyl copy of this is substantial.
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