- Summary: the 11th full-length release for the Los Angeles-based experimental band led by Jamie Stewart and was co-produced by Angela Seo and Deerhoof's Greg Saunier.
- Record Label: Polyvinyl
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
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Feb 12, 2019Girl With Basket of Fruit is the only record Xiu Xiu could've possibly made after what was the impossibly positive, yet unsure-sounding Forget back in 2017. The music contained on the album is hyper-aggressive, manic, even unpredictable at times, but that's the magic of what Jamie Stewart is doing, for better or worse.
Feb 22, 2019There's nothing fetishistic, voyeuristic, or pathetically ambiguous here, more an outpouring of disgust that we seem to be in similarly horrendous times again. There are moments of beauty here too, of course, for that contrast has always been a hallmark of Jamie Stewart's songwriting, and what makes Xiu Xiu bleed where others merely pose.
Feb 22, 2019Xiu Xiu delivers what might be its most adventurous and harrowing album to date... which is saying a lot.
FAV TRACKS: GIRL WITH BASKET OFXiu Xiu delivers what might be its most adventurous and harrowing album to date... which is saying a lot.
FAV TRACKS: GIRL WITH BASKET OF FRUIT, IT COMES OUT AS A JOKE, ICE CREAM TRUCK, PUMPKIN ATTACK ON MOMMY AND DADDY, THE WRONG THING, MARY TURNER MARY TURNER, SCISSSSSSSORS, NORMAL LOVE
LEAST FAV TRACK: AMARGI VE MOO… Expand
Feb 11, 2019One of the best albums I have heard this year, there are suprising amount of catchy melodies hidden in the supposedly random sound clips, veryOne of the best albums I have heard this year, there are suprising amount of catchy melodies hidden in the supposedly random sound clips, very engaging listen… Expand
Feb 11, 2019Overwrought, self-tortured naked emperor of the decade Jamie Stewart slides out his latest approximation of a Seventies acid trip that he'llOverwrought, self-tortured naked emperor of the decade Jamie Stewart slides out his latest approximation of a Seventies acid trip that he'll never have, greasier than a young Trump hairdo and nonsensical as a Shaggs tribute album sung in Croatian. Let's-throw-this-in-too sound collages grate, yet it's the hipster melodrama of the shouted/goth-warbled, random-phrase vocals that make you finally give up. "Smile and then don't!", he orders at the end of one "song" (like, no problem, dude), throws in an Alan Vega-esque backing track on the next one (on and off), then features a female voice listing bugs on the next. Surely this is the soundtrack to a documentary about The Last Man-Bun. It's very telling that the Xius' two-person cover of a ZZ Top song (and anything on the last album) wipes the floor with this mess. Focus, James, focus.… Expand
Awards & Rankings
|The Beatles [White Album] [50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition] - The Beatles|
|Music from Big Pink [50th Anniversary] - The Band|
|Electric Ladyland [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] - The Jimi Hendrix Experience|
|Room 25 - Noname|
|Imagine: The Ultimate Collection [Box Set] - John Lennon|
|...And Justice for All [30th Anniversary Expanded Edition] - Metallica|
|Socks - JD McPherson|
|More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 14 - Bob Dylan|
|Holy Hell - Architects|
|Honey - Robyn|
|Safe In The Hands Of Love - Yves Tumor|
|Chris - Christine and the Queens|
|El Mal Querer - Rosalía|
|Kankyō Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990 - Various Artists|
|Joy As an Act of Resistance - Idles|
|I Loved You at Your Darkest - Behemoth|
|Negative Capability - Marianne Faithfull|
|Cocoon Crush - Objekt|
|You Won't Get What You Want - Daughters|
|Beggars Banquet [50th Anniversary Edition] - The Rolling Stones|