Tuesday, September 4, 2012

We Finally Coexist

It's finally here. All mine to listen to. Once again, The xx opted for intimacy. An intimacy which is more than just a sound of a heart breaking, like the eponymous debut was. There's a clear dance nerve to it, Jamie xx's has been far from idle. Presumably his, discreet house beats make the record even danceable, not just apt for lighting candles to your long lost love. Again, the sound of heartbeats remains a reliable source of sound and inspiration. Oliver Sim's vocals are more prominent, and even the ever-shy and discreet Romy Madley Croft starts sounding like a future Beyonce. A great listen.