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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. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 90
    Gratuitously avant saxophone squawking mars some of the disc's best moments, but Xiu Xiu's knack for grafting lush hooks onto noisy post-rock remains seductive.
  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. 80
    Women As Lovers may be his best yet. [Mar 2008, p.107]
  4. Women As Lovers is a beautiful masturbation, and a little death for us all.
  5. Women as Lovers reveals itself as a nifty little album.
  6. It's about as close a facsimile of the fractured and foreboding scattershot thoughts that haunt most of us at night as one can capture on record. [Feb 2008, p.115]
  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