Album Review: “Coexist” by The xx


Until iTunes displayed The xx’s album on its “new featured music” page, the talented music group never really had a spotlight. The British indie trio is on their second album now, called “Coexist.” Their album cover, which features a big “X” with a rainbow oil splatter inside of it, was very appealing. After listening, “The xx” band has surprisingly proven worthy of a good listen.

Only after hearing “Angel,” the first track of the album, did it become intriguing to listen to. From there on, each song skyrocketed. Imagine if Foster The People had a baby with MGMT, birthing young artists with natural raw pipes. Ridiculously good pipes. That would make The xx.

Lead singer Romy Madley Croft is a large factor of why this album did the trick.

For this album, another featured hip track called “Fiction” had an eerie beat with memorable drums and a rad guitar. It was like this alternative band was trying to take someone to a movie or book with their beat. It felt like a song people would remember and get sucked into.

Reunion” was like the new graduation song. For high school or college, this had great potential to get noticed more out of the box. It bounced off with duets and tropical instruments, like being at a beach in a live concert on an island.

The hit song “Sunset” consisted of excessive heavy beats, but still maintained a soft vibe. It definitely felt captivating.

There are a few interesting tracks on this album in addition, like “Missing.” It literally brought the imagination of someone else’s flashback. Not even kidding. Seriously, it is shocking that this band isn’t very well-known. They’re unbelievable. Even “Unfold gave a dreamy edge with a content and calm presence. The whole album’s track list was out of this world.

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There are absolutely no complaints about this album. If you’re into dream-pop songs with small doses of R&B, and beautiful vocals, this album should hit the spot.


Album: “Coexist

Artist: The xx

Release date: Sept. 10, 2012

Label: Young Turks

Rating: 5 notes