Xiu Xiu: Always

Provocative and progressive and incredibly disturbing.

Xiu Xiu’s newest album is not for everyone but it does feature several tracks that have a nice groove. The first track in particular features a driving synth dance beat that is definitely the highlight of the album. At times it can get a little too disorienting and “avant-garde” for its own good but in general it’s definitely worth a listen. If nothing else at least check out the first track.

Reviewed by: Jake Waters on April 8, 2012

RIYL: Post-Punk, Synth Pop

Recommended Tracks: 1, 2

FCC Warning: 10

Label: Polyvinyl

Release Date: February 27, 2012

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