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crazzz2007
01-12-2010, 02:20 PM
This band just pisses me off for some reason.

Either sing or don't sing, but don't give me this half-assed bullshit they try to pull off. Fuck this band.

And just what sound are they trying to go with? Nu-hipster indie?

CrimesceneCookie
01-12-2010, 02:25 PM
I couldn't make it through 10 seconds of whatever it was I heard before becoming bored, but I have a low tolerance for this sort of thing.

RageAgainstTheAoki
01-12-2010, 04:01 PM
I can only take them in small doses. It's all so... tepid.

nil_by_mouth
01-12-2010, 04:07 PM
Either sing or don't sing, but don't give me this half-assed bullshit they try to pull off. Fuck this band.


Must suck to have a gun stuck to your head as you're forced to listen to them.

There there.....good thing you can post a message on a forum to cry about it and say, "fuck 'em". I am sure that makes it all better.

mittens4kittens
01-12-2010, 04:11 PM
to answer your question, yes.

aguadulce
01-12-2010, 04:12 PM
they are completely unlistenable.

sbessiso
01-12-2010, 04:12 PM
this thread inspired me to listen to the album (again)

captncrzy
01-12-2010, 04:19 PM
I'm with you. I just don't get it.

Not on the xx wagon.

roboticwaltz
01-12-2010, 04:22 PM
Nor am I...it'll pass by, just give it a few months. I hope.

JebusLives
01-12-2010, 04:49 PM
Just checked them out this week and i'm really enjoying it so far! They're sort of a minimalist, minor-key New Order with half-spoken call and response vocals. The guitar at least really reminds me of Hooky's basslines.

Not for everyone. That's cool.



And just what sound are they trying to go with? Nu-hipster indie?

This is just a stupid fucking thing to say.

crazzz2007
01-12-2010, 05:14 PM
Must suck to have a gun stuck to your head as you're forced to listen to them.

There there.....good thing you can post a message on a forum to cry about it and say, "fuck 'em". I am sure that makes it all better.

You fucking moron. Have you never listened to music you haven't liked? Was there a fucking gun stuck to your head while you were listening to that music? Do you decide that you like or dislike a particular band BEFORE listening to their music? I mean, is there any other way to form an opinion about a band OTHER THAN listening to the band?

Do you fucking think before you post? Stupid fucking moron.

mittens4kittens
01-12-2010, 05:36 PM
Not for everyone. That's cool.





boom

miscorrections
01-12-2010, 05:39 PM
It's a minimal album, very few elements. It's like the sexy aural version of one-bowl cupcakes.

Cheddar's Cousin
01-12-2010, 08:03 PM
Love them!

patriotsftbll786
01-12-2010, 08:29 PM
Yeah they're kinda boring.

Still-ill
01-12-2010, 08:49 PM
Patience is a virtue.

woogie846
01-12-2010, 09:09 PM
From first listen, they're just boring.

sacleonard
01-12-2010, 09:54 PM
This CD keeps growing on me. I enjoy their minimalist sound.

Mickjagger00
01-12-2010, 11:17 PM
I've never heard of them. So I can't say too much yet'

nil_by_mouth
01-12-2010, 11:41 PM
You fucking moron. Have you never listened to music you haven't liked? Was there a fucking gun stuck to your head while you were listening to that music? Do you decide that you like or dislike a particular band BEFORE listening to their music? I mean, is there any other way to form an opinion about a band OTHER THAN listening to the band?

Do you fucking think before you post? Stupid fucking moron.

Excellent - one stellar post followed up by another. Well done, genius.

thedevious
01-13-2010, 12:24 AM
I loved Bedhead and now I like XX.

far gone and out
01-13-2010, 05:20 AM
not a fan here.

TomServo
01-13-2010, 06:05 AM
There are a whole slew of bands/artists who sorta half-sing, half-complain. I LOVE Beck, but he's rarely putting much strain on his vocal chords.

That said, I don't get bands like The xx as major festival draws - they're laid-back, not particularly butt-shakingly danceable, and not loud. I'd rather see a mildly irritating guitar band (some would say Wolfmother qualifies, but I dig them) on an outdoor stage than this type of band... unless they had amazing charisma (like Beck) or a great stage show (like the Flaming Lips).

dkbdog
01-13-2010, 06:51 AM
Crazzz2007, put the gun down and gently back away. There must be someone who still loves you. Find a happy place.

CellarOwl
01-13-2010, 07:20 AM
This band sounds like a highschool basement tribute to The Cure's Seventeen Seconds.

jamesc2929
01-13-2010, 08:24 AM
To all XX haters out there: this was one of the best debuts of the year. A must see at coachella this year. Great!

mountmccabe
01-13-2010, 09:32 AM
It's a minimal album, very few elements. It's like the sexy aural version of one-bowl cupcakes.

I had never considered that there could be multi-bowl cupcakes before. But I guess that's what one has to do to get mottled/layered, is that right?

amyzzz
01-13-2010, 09:35 AM
I like what I've heard. I need to listen to more of the album.

BlackSwan
01-13-2010, 09:35 AM
I heard the live show sucks without the girl.

guedita
01-13-2010, 09:37 AM
I have no desire to see them live. Their album is strictly for in bed sexy time listening.

amyzzz
01-13-2010, 09:40 AM
I saw a pic and they are not an attractive band, for what it's worth.

guedita
01-13-2010, 09:40 AM
Yeah, the hottest member is the one who left.

ficklecycle
01-13-2010, 09:46 AM
http://www.voxpopmag.com/fr/wp-content/uploads/the-xx.jpg

ELECtROjan
01-13-2010, 09:46 AM
hot chicks in bands are awesome. Ugly ones are just wasted space

amyzzz
01-13-2010, 09:52 AM
I hate that I feel that way, but you're kinda right.

ZackQ
01-13-2010, 09:55 AM
Karen O is not the most attractive woman. And she is a valuable addition to her band.

rskapcat
01-13-2010, 09:57 AM
See, I think Karen O is a fox. Unique features...but certainly foxy.

ZackQ
01-13-2010, 09:59 AM
See, I think Karen O is a fox. Unique features...but certainly foxy.

I've had this arguement so many times.

amyzzz
01-13-2010, 10:01 AM
She's pretty hot. Charisma/fashion/whatever can boost up hotness.

Gribbz
01-13-2010, 10:01 AM
Hmm Thom Yorke is ugly. Does that mean he's a waste of space?

BlackSwan
01-13-2010, 10:04 AM
See, I think Karen O is a fox. Unique features...but certainly foxy.

And she has a strong jaw:

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/yeahyeahyeahs/angelorensanz/6.jpg

ZackQ
01-13-2010, 10:04 AM
This thread, which was already pretty sexist, is probably about to get a lot more sexist.

amyzzz
01-13-2010, 10:12 AM
Hmm Thom Yorke is ugly. Does that mean he's a waste of space?
HE'S HAWT HAWT HAWT.

psycobetabuckdown
01-13-2010, 10:14 AM
This thread, which was already pretty sexist, is probably about to get a lot more sexist.

This thread is so hot it's making me sexist.

getbetter
01-13-2010, 10:32 AM
this thread inspired me to listen to the album (again)

exactly what i did

ZackQ
01-13-2010, 10:35 AM
Ida Maria isn't very hot either, and she puts on an awesome show.

hawkingvsreeve
01-13-2010, 11:17 AM
Enjoy. (http://thehood.raptorhideout.com/dmx_the_xx.mp3)

caco0283
01-13-2010, 11:21 AM
Brandon you rock!!! I need to find my DMX cds

PotVsKtl
01-13-2010, 11:23 AM
http://www.cbgb.com/shrine/photos/New_Folder/BGR-23.jpg

JebusLives
01-13-2010, 11:44 AM
hot chicks in bands are awesome. Ugly ones are just wasted space

WTF? Everyone who posted something along these lines should be beaten.

Ugly people (aka normal looking people) often write better lyrics because they experience life the way we do. They also have to try harder to be successful. (contrast with: Uffie). That this "ugly" band made it this far is testament to their talent.

You want pretty girls, go watch MTV and get the fuck out of here.

HAMMERHEAD
01-13-2010, 12:08 PM
seeing this band live would be the only way for me to really make a decision on this band. i was captivated the first few times I listened to it but after a little while the vocals started irritating me. it doesn't bother me so much that they're simple and quiet. what does bother me is that if you really listen it becomes apparent that she really doesn't have a good voice, which is why she sings so quiet. im gonna hold out until i see them live, who knows maybe she really does have some pipes?

hawkingvsreeve
01-13-2010, 01:35 PM
You'll never know. She isn't in the band anymore.

guedita
01-13-2010, 01:37 PM
The girl who left the band isn't the singer.

faxman75
01-13-2010, 01:40 PM
Enjoy. (http://thehood.raptorhideout.com/dmx_the_xx.mp3)

I love it.

hawkingvsreeve
01-13-2010, 01:50 PM
The girl who left the band isn't the singer.

There was another girl in the band?

Could'a fooled me.

amyzzz
01-13-2010, 01:51 PM
http://www.voxpopmag.com/fr/wp-content/uploads/the-xx.jpg

2nd from right is a girl, right?

guedita
01-13-2010, 01:53 PM
Yea. Baria (on the right) left. She was the keyboardist. Romy's the girl singer.

hawkingvsreeve
01-13-2010, 01:54 PM
Well, then.


GTFO, side swept bowl cut.

HAMMERHEAD
01-13-2010, 01:56 PM
im surprised they're not trying to replace her. are they just gonna sample keys live then or go without them?

guedita
01-13-2010, 01:57 PM
Haha...my boyfriend decided he liked the album significantly less when he found out what the girl singer looked like.

guedita
01-13-2010, 01:58 PM
im surprised they're not trying to replace her. are they just gonna sample keys live then or go without them?

I'm not sure how they do the keys live, but they're definitely a 3-piece now.

Boourns
01-13-2010, 02:03 PM
It's pretty good...nothing too exciting or life-changing but the "half-singing", as people are calling it, does fit the music.

PassiveTheory
01-13-2010, 02:08 PM
Yeah I never really dug their album.

sbessiso
01-13-2010, 02:17 PM
I saw a pic and they are not an attractive band, for what it's worth.

I could definitely get down with the guy second to the left

http://bunnyrabble.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/the-xx.jpg

Still-ill
01-13-2010, 02:19 PM
hot chicks in bands are awesome. Ugly ones are just wasted space


I hate that I feel that way, but you're kinda right.


Karen O is not the most attractive woman. And she is a valuable addition to her band.


I saw a pic and they are not an attractive band, for what it's worth.

What is wrong with you people.

amyzzz
01-13-2010, 02:25 PM
different strokes

greghead
01-13-2010, 02:31 PM
http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll239/greg-head/ArnoldJackson-GaryColeman.jpg

ficklecycle
01-13-2010, 02:31 PM
I could definitely get down with the guy second to the left[/IMG]

Word.

sbessiso
01-13-2010, 02:33 PM
Word.

Those lips! So red!

amyzzz
01-13-2010, 02:50 PM
red lips are a plus.

Boourns
01-13-2010, 02:53 PM
Those lips! So red!

your face is red from reading his red lips?

PotVsKtl
01-13-2010, 02:56 PM
your face is red from reading his red lips?

Ban.

Alchemy
01-13-2010, 02:58 PM
The xx are pretty good. They do look like stereotypical "rockers" hanging around in the back of the high school, smoking their cigarettes... But the music provides so good listening.

Still-ill
01-13-2010, 03:03 PM
different strokes

More like priority check.

P.s. except for the Karen O comment. Which was insane.

BlackSwan
01-13-2010, 03:45 PM
The xx are pretty good. They do look like stereotypical "rockers" hanging around in the back of the high school, smoking their cigarettes... But the music provides so good listening.

Actually...

http://www.public.asu.edu/~paulcook/South%20Park%20Goths.jpg

http://www.espacioluke.com/2009/Diciembre2009/images/the-xx.jpg

MissingPerson
01-13-2010, 03:47 PM
Whoa.

JebusLives
01-13-2010, 03:54 PM
I'd do the one who looks like a terrorist.

Seriously though... half this thread is about how the band looks and who you'd fuck. I'm embarrassed for and disappointed in all of you.

Alchemy
01-13-2010, 03:56 PM
Actually...

http://www.public.asu.edu/~paulcook/South%20Park%20Goths.jpg

http://www.espacioluke.com/2009/Diciembre2009/images/the-xx.jpg

Yeah, they look like those vampires.

MissingPerson
01-13-2010, 03:56 PM
No, shut up, seriously look at this:



Actually...

http://www.public.asu.edu/~paulcook/South%20Park%20Goths.jpg

http://www.espacioluke.com/2009/Diciembre2009/images/the-xx.jpg

sbessiso
01-13-2010, 03:58 PM
oh yeah, he's definitely a hottie

BlackSwan
01-13-2010, 04:11 PM
Yeah, they look like those vampires.

Sorry, Alchemy. I realized after I posted that how my response could be confusing. I didn't mean it as a correction of your post. When you said they looked like "stereotypical "rockers" hanging around in the back of the high school, smoking their cigarettes" it reminded me of the goths from South Park. I then remembered that there were four of them, did a google image search, and discovered this striking similarity.

humanoid
01-13-2010, 04:24 PM
since I'm not a preteen taping pics from Tigerbeat on my bedroom walls, I don't really concern myself with the attractiveness of a band.

I do enjoy the album, but am not necessarily dying to see them live.

crazzz2007
01-13-2010, 04:39 PM
Haha...my boyfriend decided he liked the album significantly less when he found out what the girl singer looked like.

maybe b/c your bf is a fuking douche. the fact that he liked the album in the first place is very telling.

crazzz2007
01-13-2010, 04:40 PM
I could definitely get down with the guy second to the left

http://bunnyrabble.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/the-xx.jpg

you would get down with anyone or anything with a penis.

Alchemy
01-13-2010, 04:47 PM
Sorry, Alchemy. I realized after I posted that how my response could be confusing. I didn't mean it as a correction of your post. When you said they looked like "stereotypical "rockers" hanging around in the back of the high school, smoking their cigarettes" it reminded me of the goths from South Park. I then remembered that there were four of them, did a google image search, and discovered this striking similarity.

My "vampire" joke didn't fly?

sbessiso
01-14-2010, 03:44 AM
you would get down with anyone or anything with a penis.

Yeah, pretty true

Cookieman908
01-14-2010, 05:03 AM
I've listened to the album about a handful of times now.

Definitely agree with those who've suggested it's hipster bait, but I like their sound...

Kind of sounds like if Massive Attack ditched their electronics and picked up Robert Smith's guitar circa 1980-1985.

kingsleyk
01-15-2010, 02:40 AM
I really like it, Islands is a rad song. My friend is designing the t-shirts for their next tour, bonus.