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  • Summary: The first record for the San Francisco-based band since Devin Hoff joined as their bass player.
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  1. With Women as Lovers they have created one of their more accessible and cohesive albums to date.
  2. Rather than using art as a cloak, Stewart constructs an exoskeleton out of precious wordplay and florid arrangements--armor that makes him as clumsy as it does strong.
  3. Women as Lovers capitalizes on it as yet another bold and consistently satisfying release in Xiu Xiu’s discography.
  4. Women As Lovers is a beautiful masturbation, and a little death for us all.
  5. It's Xiu Xiu's strength--as well as their weakness--to assault the listener with specificity, giving Women... a deeply voyeuristic sheen that can detract from the often thrilling musical invention at work here.
  6. Jamie Stewart, as usual, sounds like a man on the edge of checking into a white-walled care facility, but that shouldn’t be seen as a negative against Women As Lovers.
  7. Their sixth album is also as pretentious as you would expect a record named after a novel by Austrian feminist author Elfriede Jelinek to be.

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  1. josephd.
    Feb 1, 2008
    5
    I am extremely conflicted about this album. Artistic? Yes! A wonderful experiment? Most defiantly! A good album? I am not so sure. It takes I am extremely conflicted about this album. Artistic? Yes! A wonderful experiment? Most defiantly! A good album? I am not so sure. It takes something that this album just doesn Expand