Includes FREE MP3
of this album.
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Available to Download Now
Buy the MP3 album for £3.96
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available


X [CD]

trioVD Audio CD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
Price: £4.77 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
 : Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
   Does not apply to gift orders. See Terms and Conditions for important information about costs that may apply for the MP3 version in case of returns and cancellations.
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Tuesday, 23 Sep.? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details
Complete your purchase to add the MP3 version to your Amazon music library. Provided by Amazon EU S.à r.l.
Buy the MP3 album for £3.96 at the Amazon Digital Music Store.

Amazon's trioVD Store


Image of album by trioVD


Image of trioVD


trioVD are unlike any other band on the planet. Their music cannot be described without juxtaposing one genre with another equally as far flung in polar opposition.

Their 2009 debut album Fill It Up With Ghosts redefined preconceptions of contemporary British jazz, winning MOJO Jazz Album of the Year and Jazzwise Album Of The Year, and yet, despite the ever present ‘J' word ... Read more in Amazon's trioVD Store

Visit Amazon's trioVD Store
for 3 albums, photos, discussions, and more.

Frequently Bought Together

X + Maze + Fill It Up With Ghosts
Price For All Three: £31.06

Buy the selected items together

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Product details

  • Audio CD (14 Nov 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Naim Edge
  • ASIN: B005UTD24C
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 189,581 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.

Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Tulisa 3:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Walsh 5:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Barlow 4:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Kelly 6:16£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Product Description

In the second decade of the 21st century, amid woeful tales of decaying consumer spend and the alleged slow painful death of the recorded music business as we know it, one indomitable televisual franchise is bucking the trend; A popularity contest that saves the major pop machine from speculating on completely-unknown raw talent, but allowing both the winners and losers to thrive with equal chance in the real world, pre-nurtured by a well-ordered reality performance experience. Ultimately, this behemoth fourth quarter televisual journey is a commendable mechanism to remind middle-Britain of the value of music and take ownership of it, whether the shelf life is three weeks or three decades. Every year around this time, The X Factor lights up the charts in every possible way. Its effect on the media is gargantuan to the point of unavoidability from car magazines to fashion blogs. Even those who loath it, both fear and respect it. Cult experimental Leeds outfit trioVD respect it. So much so, they have crafted a conceptual EP called 'X', consisting of four songs inspired by the four personalities that make up the award winning television series' judging panel. Guitarist Chris Sharkey explains "Our intention here is not to mock this programme, the judges and, most importantly, the brave souls that enter this coliseum of contemporary culture. It is a musical response to the show. Some people vote. We make music." Little-known to the average X Factor viewer, trioVD (whose 2009 debut Fill it Up With Ghosts was named both MOJO Magazine's Jazz Album Of The Year) dive through a blundering thrash-metal take on Tulisa, through the celtic-jig-on-steroids come pseudo-power-ballad of Walsh, to the 90s pop peaks and monotone slumps of Barlow and the sensitivity and grace of trip-hop infused Kelly over 22 minutes. The beauty of trioVD's bizarre concept is the breadth of ways it can be considered. Any charge that 'X' is a gimmick can be dispelled quickly in consideration of the pride and enthusiasm that goes into trioVD's unmistakable compositions and performances. It could be supposed X Factor leaves no room for the brilliance of niche artists that the UK has to offer. With that said, releasing music of any form remains a game of natural selection that artists and labels willingly opt into. In which case, trioVD's 'X' is still a triumph if its association with an enormous televisual brand helps further its exposure to the world. 'X' is to be enjoyed by its fans be and loathed by its critics, like any other record, but overall appreciated as a palpable tribute to a cultural institution that will unquestionably go down in history. All this aside, it an absolutely fascinating listen.


"a fast, tight and awesomely expert conjunction of spiky high-energy compositions" -- The Guardian

"earth-shattering, taking a sledgehammer to preconceived limitations of jazz"
-- Time Out

Customer Reviews

4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
5.0 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT tribute (?) 22 Jan 2012
By chris_c
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Varied, original, rocking avant-jazz derived tribute to X-Factor with titles to tracks being Barlow, Walsh etc...!! Highly recommended for listeners with an enquiring mind and catholic tastes.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Look for similar items by category