|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.
chrisOct 7, 2009Amazing, simply amazing.
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
BKCSep 10, 2009Great album, very mature sound for the the age of this group. Possibly my favorite album of 2009.
MycroftW.Nov 9, 2009If not the best, then definitely the most original album of the year. It's the music Timbaland would make, if he was a bunch of insecure If not the best, then definitely the most original album of the year. It's the music Timbaland would make, if he was a bunch of insecure nineteen year old goths from Britain. And I mean that in the best way possible!… Expand
Oct 25, 2012Their music's working best when it's instrumental. I'm not saying their voices are bad but the Intro is the very best song on the whole albumTheir music's working best when it's instrumental. I'm not saying their voices are bad but the Intro is the very best song on the whole album and additionally one of the best songs in the year 2009! It's just that their singing isn't necessary. In some songs, yes, but not everywhere. The lyrics are nothing special and especially the woman's voice was importunate to me. But enough negatives: this album is so recreative and great composed, also if I can only pick three special songs out of them 11. (Intro, Heart Skipped A Beat, Crystalised)… Expand
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
|Abbey Road [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] - The Beatles|
|Ghosteen - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds|
|Homecoming: The Live Album - Beyoncé|
|Gold & Grey - Baroness|
|Jimmy Lee - Raphael Saadiq|
|Eve - Rapsody|
|Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings [Box Set] - Bob Dylan|
|LEGACY! LEGACY! - Jamila Woods|
|Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks [Extended Edition] - Brian Eno|
|We Are Not Your Kind - Slipknot|
|All Mirrors - Angel Olsen|
|Caligula - Lingua Ignota|
|Originals - Prince|
|Designer - Aldous Harding|
|Jaime - Brittany Howard|
|For You and I - Loraine James|
|Fongola - Kokoko!|
|Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest - Bill Callahan|
|U.F.O.F. - Big Thief|
|Woodstock: Back to the Garden (50th Anniversary Experience) [Box Set] - Various Artists|