The XX – Islands

Slap me if this is too pop for alternative tastes, but this level of predictability is tolerable when wrapped in a minimalist package — sans pomp and ceremony — the likes of “pink” or ilk of that sort. Labeled post-dubstep, if you like labels, the XX have that certain catchy hook, try “Heart skipped a beat” or “Islands” for an infectious sound which finds a spot in the rotation till your head plays the melody all on its own. You know what I mean.

Enjoy it while you can, since the sultry vocalist Barbi Qureshi has left the building. Citing exhaustion (?), the femme fatale of this mix has quit the band. For now, going forward the British quartet are but a trio. Lots of luck with that.

Tags: ,

Leave a Reply

You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>