10.02.2009

NSR: The XX "Islands"



A lot of hype going around about this band right now. Insane hype. Early Strokes-level hype. Is it worth it? Probably not as these days bands can go from Black Sabbath to Black Kids in less than one album cycle. But they certainly have potential; the slow-burning "Islands" could most-definitely become an iPod staple for moody people in Doc Martin's.

And I like the sound of the digital drums but in the long run I think they might have to make a move there; you know Smashing Pumpkins started out with a drum machine but it didn't really work until they got the human hurricane of Jimmy Chamberlin.

8 comments:

Andrew said...

what's wrong with Black Kids? Look at me when i rock with you, SF.

SF said...

Black Kids have 2 great singles but they went from heros to zeros befor ethe album even came out. Fickle those indie kids.

nick said...

That is just not very good. Like the haircuts.

Sidney Vicious said...

^^^^
Crazy talk. This is fine makeout music.

Anonymous said...

No this is terrible. And is that a dude or a lady?

SF said...

Dude looks like a lady? No, this isn't Aerosmith.

Brian said...

Pretty sure it's a lady.

Anonymous said...

not impressed. Drum machines suck as well. Jimmy Chamberlin is fantastic, the drummer makes the band amigos.