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This is different!,
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Well I'm 51 and still appreciate all genres of modern music, and I really like this album. I first saw and heard The XX on 'Later with Jools Holland' and their atmospheric music just leapt out of the TV at me. Next day, after checking out more of their tracks on You Tube I bought the album. I really like this music for its innovative and fresh feel. Yes okay it's simple and laid back (brilliant music to relax by), but it's a completely new and different sound, and that's the genius of it. I hope their recent tour supporting Florence and The Machine gives them the extra exposure they richly deserve.
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Initial post: 8 Sep 2010 09:35:09 BDT
Mr. S. Bennett says:
i found the same guitar effect tiresome (although i agree that it helps to add some atmosphere) and i found the vocals insipid. Overall i found listening to it left me cold and uninspired, or asleep, actually, mainly asleep.
In reply to an earlier post on 8 Sep 2010 11:44:43 BDT
Yes, so did I. But then, I am only 42 ... :-)
Posted on 3 Jan 2011 12:46:12 GMT
S. Wilden says:
I like this album very much but would dispute whether the sound is completely new and different. I think that there are many echoes of the earlier China Crisis - a very underrated and understated group which I liked very much also.
Posted on 5 Feb 2011 12:43:36 GMT
I totally agree with you. Can't understand these people who don't like it. It's moody, atmospheric and a complete breath of fresh air as far as I'm concerned, definitely deserving of the Mercury Prize. In fact it was my 'Album of the Year' for 2010 (although Arcade Fire's 'The Suburbs' came a very, very close second). I'm 44, by the way.Blinking Lights And Other Revelations
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