Stream! The xx – Coexist (Entire Album)
Great news for those Tuesday blues (Tuesday being a Monday because of the long weekend, doncha know?) – The xx have put their new album, Coexist, online for us to listen to. I’ve been listening via another site for the past 30 minutes, and it’s pretty much everything you want in an xx album.
The songs still have that minimalist feel, never truly blossoming into the full blown tracks you might want to hear, but still feeling complete. Jamie xx has done a great job amping up the bottom end, giving some songs a little more drive than usual. He’s added some steel drums on Reunion, which he also gave a dose of to Drake on his latest album. Singer Romy Madley-Croft said that the album wasn’t a huge departure, and she wasn’t lying. For those expecting huge steps forward or a radical change in sound might be slightly disappointed, but that’s not to say the album is bad or isn’t good for what it is. Not many people do what the xx can do, and perhaps for that alone, it’s brilliant.
After only one listen, I can (prematurely) tell you that you’ll probably like it. PeteHatesMusic will be there in London next Monday for their album release show, so listen up now, and check back for a full live review next Tuesday.
NOTE: Because of tens (hundreds?) of thousands of people trying to access the stream, it’s very slow / doesn’t work sometimes. Give it a chance (like we all did for Radiohead after Pablo Honey) – it just might turn out to be something good. Or try refreshing it. Speaking of
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The xx – Coexist (full album stream)