Coexist

The xxSeptember 10, 2012
'10s Alternative℗ 2012 Young Turks / XL Recordings
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For all the talk that The xx's second album would be more influenced by the beat-driven remix and production work that band member Jamie Smith has done since 2009's self-titled debut, Coexist sticks largely to the UK indie-electronic trio's already well-established strength: restraint. As ever, The xx mine a vein of minimalism in which the smallest moves make massive impacts: a sliding, single-string guitar lead or bobbing bass line; the inviting space in-between Smith's spare but kinetic beats; the sensual tension between Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim's gently tug-of-warring vocals. There are fresh elements here—the wavering steel drums and muffled, clacking beat of "Reunion," the resounding piano chords on "Swept Away"—and maybe some new confidence to Croft and Sim's singing—but for the most part Coexist doubles down and further distills The xx's singularly subtle allure.

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Angels2:51
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Chained2:47
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Fiction2:56
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Try3:15
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Reunion3:57
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Sunset3:38
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Missing3:33
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Tides3:01
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Unfold3:02
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Swept Away4:59
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Our Song3:13
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Additional Information

Total length
37:12
Tracks
11
Released
September 10, 2012
Label
℗ 2012 Young Turks / XL Recordings
File type
MP3
Access type
Streaming and by permanent download to your computer and/or device
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Playback information
Via Google Play Music app on Android v4+, iOS v7+, or by exporting MP3 files to your computer and playing on any MP3 compatible music player
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