October 20, 2012

The xx: The xx & Coexist

Thanks to an iTunes recommendation, I found The xx in Feb 2011 when I downloaded Islands from their 2009 album for a compilation CD. That track ended up being a standout along with tunes from Band of Skulls, !!!, Spoon, Carney, Everest, and Grace Potter. When their new album popped up, it was the perfect time to pick them up as a pair- and what a perfect pair they are- wonderfully fresh and spacious! 

The first album (black, self-titled) and the standard edition of Coexist (white) are both in single X die-cut jackets with standard weight discs in white sleeves. Both contain lyric posters- a 4-panel in the 1st, a 2 panel in Coexist. Both come with downloads- neither of which contain the bonus tracks (5 from The xx, including the Aaliyah cover Hot Like Fire, 1 from Coexist).

Coexist also has a much pricier deluxe vinyl package, which includes a 180 gram disc, die-cut gatefold jacket, 24 page booklet on 'rainbow mirri board', and download with additional visuals.

The xx online.
On Facebook.
The xx on metacritic.

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