|I don't have to leave any more What I have is right here Spend my nights and days before Searching the world for what's right here Underneath and...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
UncutThe finished result occupies land between Young Marble Giants' "Colossal Youth" and Tricky's "Maxinquaye": not the equal of either of those landmark albums, maybe, but certainly cut from the same cloth. [Sep 2009, p.89]
Under The RadarTheir quest for a catchy chorus is often derailed by a love of hazy atmospherics, creating a soundtrack suited for little more than late-night navelgazing. [Fall 2009, p.72]
NickV.Jan 20, 2010Music these days is in essence utter shit. This is different.
JanJ.Oct 7, 2009Well build up songs, great basslines and super darkish atmosphere!
TroyP.Feb 14, 2010I played this record non-stop for weeks after I bought it, and liked it more every time. After a while, it got displaced by new and possibly I played this record non-stop for weeks after I bought it, and liked it more every time. After a while, it got displaced by new and possibly interesting new releases. But, I keep coming back to xx again and again. Intimate and free-flowing, The XX have made a nearly flawless album, and I can only hope that they have at least one more in them. In any case, this was the record of 2009, hands down.… Expand
TomPAug 23, 2009Not saying too much, but this is still certainly the best album I've heard in 2009.
CarolTNov 6, 2009Cool!
ZbyszekK.Dec 14, 2009Yes! I like this album!
LukeAug 24, 2009This is nonsense.
Published: December 29, 2009We recap the best-reviewed albums of 2009 and collect dozens of music critic top ten lists to determine the best album of the year. While the results point to a clear winner, you can listen to songs from the top 50 albums to help you find your own favorites.
Awards & Rankings
|Revolver Special Edition (Super Deluxe) [Box Set] - The Beatles|
|Live and Dangerous [Super Deluxe Edition] - Thin Lizzy|
|Against the Odds 1974-1982 [Box Set] - Blondie|
|Divine Symmetry: The Journey to Hunky Dory [Box Set] - David Bowie|
|Live at the Whisky 1977 [Box Set] - Cheap Trick|
|S.O.S. - SZA|
|50 [Box Set] - Neu!|
|12 - Ryuichi Sakamoto|
|I Love You Jennifer B - Jockstrap|
|Natural Brown Prom Queen - Sudan Archives|
|Heavy Heavy - Young Fathers|
|Live at the Fillmore, 1997 - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers|
|My 21st Century Blues - RAYE|
|Angels & Queens, Pt. 1 - Gabriels|
|King's Disease III - Nas|
|The Hardest Part - Noah Cyrus|
|Indigo - RM|
|YTILAER - Bill Callahan|
|In These Times - Makaya McCraven|
|Angel Numbers - Hamish Hawk|