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    Default The xx for 2012!

    So, there's this:

    http://pitchfork.com/news/44514-the-...-on-new-album/

    Could their album be done in time for Coachella 2012? And how high would they be booked if so?

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    Default Re: The xx for 2012!

    I wouldn't oppose to seeing XX again. But there live show is pretty bad and forgettable. I love the album, but I probably wouldn't check them out again..

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    I don't think the album will be done by April, but if they were booked I think they would be billed in the top 10 on their day

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    I loved their first album, but their performance in 2010 was just a bit "slow" for lack of a better word. I felt they could've picked some songs like Islands up a bit and it would've been more enjoyable. That said, they're still a very new band, and I'm assuming their live performance would be considerably improved even by next year.

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    I actually enjoyed their performance in 2010. But xx was my favorite album at the time, and I may have been a little biased.

    But, that being said, I have seen footage from other performances, and I have definitely seen significant improvement.

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    And I agree. Although they only have one album to their name (two after this one), I think that they would be billed quite high. They are a pretty huge band and are very critically-acclaimed. I would think somewhere in the third line at the least, if the poster is reminiscent of the 2011 poster.

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    I saw them during the day at ACL last year. I spent the entire time wishing I was watching them in a club. They sounded fine, but I wanted darkness and walls. I'd be more likely to go see them locally than watch them at a festival.
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    Give me Jamie XX that is all
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    Yeah, putting them on the Outdoor during the day was just dumb. A lot of scheduling blunders that year.

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    No thanks. Next.
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    I definitely agree if they got a sunset/post-sunset slot at Coachella 2012, the environment for their performance would be much better. Them in the daylight was definitely not the best setting for their genre of music.

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    Give me Jamie XX that is all
    Totally here for a DJ set by him. Would be great.

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    their live show was more boring than what i would have imagined. give them a few more years to not be so boring.
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    Crazy how everyone on here thinks they're boring. My friends loved their set. I was at Gossip/CBR. But I want them back or Jamie XX or both
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    Ah man I'll never forget that Saturday. My friend and I were so blazed during the xx I thought their sound complimented our high lol. Then the fire erupted on the main stage and everybody was singing that Bloodhound Gang song haha, then the xx proceeded to play "Basic Space" and it was so groovy. I liked their performance personally, but then Hot Chip just blew them out of the water.

    Maybe their album will be ready come Coachella time, but I wouldn't be surprised if they weren't on the lineup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Porter View Post
    and everybody was singing that Bloodhound Gang song .
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    No "Fire Water Burn"

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    That's a Bloodhoud Gang song?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyTheLongFace View Post
    Crazy how everyone on here thinks they're boring. My friends loved their set. I was at Gossip/CBR. But I want them back or Jamie XX or both
    I agree. Although it wasn't the best set of the weekend, it was far from boring for me.

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    Although I did have a wonderful experience two springs ago of coming down on mushrooms while making out with a girl and listening to that record. I prefer to keep that memory and couldn't care less about seeing them live.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sleepybrew View Post
    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Although I did have a wonderful experience two springs ago of coming down on mushrooms while making out with a girl and listening to that record. I prefer to keep that memory and couldn't care less about seeing them live.
    I think this memory is great for reasons that were clearly not The XX.
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    Though I do not find Romy physically attractive, I always think of myself having sex with her when listening to their music.
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    I don't mind if the xx were to come back so soon, but I'd rather have Jamie do a dj set instead.

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    No on The xx, yes for just Jamie xx DJ set.

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    who says you can't have both?

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    I'll take both.

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    If The xx return for 2012, I would assume that Jamie xx would also do a DJ set.

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    I didnt like the XX at first but they have definitly grown on me. Didnt see them in 10 but I'd love to check them out if they came back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordboy View Post
    I wouldn't oppose to seeing XX again. But there live show is pretty bad and forgettable. I love the album, but I probably wouldn't check them out again..
    Definitely heard this a few times about them after I got hyped on their self-titled. Sometimes when you nearly perfect production in a studio (Yes I fucking love this album) its much harder to bring that back to life on tour.

    Hearing that they also played in day light seems a bad scheduling idea, this is definitely an Outdoor Stage act (730pm or later). Don't see them taking mainstage at primetime any time soon.

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