XO is probably the most beautiful, powerful, poetic, stunning, wonderful heartrending album it's ever been my pleasure/pain to experience.
This stands as one of the 4 or 5 albums that I can easily say has changed my life, I feel awed in it's presence.
When Ellliott Smith sings "I'm never gonna know you now, but I'm gonna love you anyhow" on Waltz 2 (XO) my heart and being melt and the 'real' world fades away.
XO is love & heartbreak & passion & power in sounds.
This record has made my life a better thing to live.