The XX - I See You

Cover The XX - I See You
CD
Young Turks / XL YTCD161
LP
XL YTLP161
LP
XL YTLP161X
Cover The XX - I See You
Digital
Young Turks / XL 0889030016164

Album

Jaar:2017
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Charts

Binnenkomst:21/01/2017 (Positie 1)
Laatste week notering:29/04/2017 (Positie 89)
Piekpositie:1 (1 week)
Chartrun:
Aantal weken:15
Positie aller tijden:3827 (795 Punten)
Combialbum:21/01/2017 / Piek: 1 / Weken: 10
Vinyl 33:21/01/2017 / Piek: 9 / Weken: 1
In de landen:
ch  Piek: 2 / Weken: 11
de  Piek: 1 / Weken: 11
at  Piek: 2 / Weken: 8
fr  Piek: 5 / Weken: 12
nl  Piek: 1 / Weken: 15
be  Piek: 1 / Weken: 31 (V)
  Piek: 2 / Weken: 29 (W)
se  Piek: 4 / Weken: 7
fi  Piek: 8 / Weken: 3
no  Piek: 3 / Weken: 3
dk  Piek: 3 / Weken: 4
it  Piek: 11 / Weken: 8
es  Piek: 2 / Weken: 17
pt  Piek: 1 / Weken: 17
au  Piek: 1 / Weken: 6
nz  Piek: 3 / Weken: 4

Tracks

13/01/2017
CD Young Turks / XL YTCD161 / EAN 0889030016126
13/01/2017
Digital Young Turks / XL 0889030016164 / EAN 0889030016164
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1.Dangerous
  4:10
2.Say Something Loving
  3:58
3.Lips
  3:20
4.A Violent Noise
  3:47
5.Performance
  4:06
6.Replica
  4:09
7.Brave For You
  4:13
8.On Hold
  3:44
9.I Dare You
  3:53
10.Test Me
  3:55
   
13/01/2017
LP XL YTLP161 / EAN 0889030016119
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Extras:
CD
   
13/01/2017
Deluxe Boxset - LP XL YTLP161X / EAN 0889030016102
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Extras:
Deluxe Boxset bevat 180gram vinyl, een extra 12" met 3 bonustracks, het album cd, een cd met de live versie van de track 'Brave For You (Marfa Demo)' en tot slot 3 exclusieve prints van Alasdair McLellan.
   

The XX   Artiestenpagina

Singles - Dutch Charts
TitelBinnenkomstPiekWeken
 
Albums - Dutch Charts
TitelBinnenkomstPiekWeken
XX12/09/20092926
Coexist15/09/2012418
I See You21/01/2017115
 

Reviews

Puntengemiddelde: 4 (Reviews: 6)

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KingBandicoot
***
I have read many articles stating The xx as being an influential and important group for their genre, but I have personally never understood the hype. I've always found their music to be too bland and subdued, even for "vibing" purposes.

I remember listening to "Coexist" a couple of years back and just being utterly bored with it. It was just a big nothing for me, and I have no desire to return to it.

But, as I am very forgiving, I am always willing to give artists' second and third (and even more) chances, so here I am.

At the very least, I can say that this is more interesting than I ever remember them being.

Firstly, I'd say that lyrically, this album is generally pretty good, and I'd refer you to "Brave For You" as an example of that.

Secondly, I really respect Jamie xx as a producer. He has produced some really good material, not just for his own solo material ("In Colour"), but also for other artists as well (Drake's "Take Care" comes to mind).

Thirdly, Romy and Oliver's vocals are really nice across this album. Oliver sounds particularly gorgeous on "On Hold".

But that is where the positives end for me.

Although the lyrics are mostly good, there is also this weird sexual subtext to some of the songs, which makes the album odd and unsettling at moments, and not in the way I think they were hoping it would be. "Lips", which had a decent instrumental going on, was completely ruined by its lyrics unfortunately.

And even though Jamie xx is a very solid producer, besides their vocals, I don't see what the other two bring to the table. I'm sure it isn't just a coincidence that when Jamie collaborates with these other two, he just makes his least interesting music, whereas he flourishes when working on his solo projects. They are dragging him down, is what I'm saying.

And despite my praise of the lyrics for "Brave For You", it really means nothing because the tune is barely there. And that really is the problem across the entire album. It is still generally on the boring side, which is a problem I think I will always have with them.

If you want this album in a nutshell, just listen to "Test Me", which is a very uninteresting finisher.

FAV TRACKS: A VIOLENT NOISE, ON HOLD

LEAST FAV TRACK: LIPS

5/10
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