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User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 343 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 343

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  1. NicholasD
    Aug 30, 2009
    3
    I really liked this album a lot the first time i listened to it, unfortunately the more I listen to it the more frustrated I get. Kinda like Nouvelle Vague without the excellent covers which leaves you with great voices but nothing earth shatteringly new or spectacular. Coming soon to a coffee or candle shop near you. 10 bucks says my ex-girlfriend is listening to this right now.
  2. SamuelV.
    Mar 15, 2010
    2
    Really boring album. I like only two songs here - 'Intro and' 'Islands'
  3. Luke
    Aug 24, 2009
    1
    This is nonsense.
  4. Aug 12, 2010
    2
    A really excellent album spoiled by the female vocalist needing to be FAR less contrived, pretentious, and FORCED. Horribly over breathy and "choked up" to the point of extremely annoying. Otherwise, Hugo Largo & Tom Verlaine influences are lovely and sound fresh. A real pity about the terribly overcooked female vocals.
Metascore
87

Universal acclaim - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. It's hard to imagine their music getting much better. But it's not hard to imagine their lives getting much better. Which may be all their music needs.
  2. The XX is for lovers and non-lovers alike, though even its surefire appeal I wouldn't call this a pop album. I would deem it sensual, musical in-out.
  3. The album's explication of its own interest in contrast and conversation is perhaps its greatest virtue.