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Girl With Basket Of Fruit

Xiu Xiu

Girl With Basket Of Fruit

Album number eleven from the San Jose-based experimental quartet, co-produced by band member Angela Seo and Deerhoof's Greg Saunier

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  1. 9.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    It’s tempting to say this is Xiu Xiu’s most solid release since their debut, 2002’s Knife Play, but it could be that it just feels more akin than this project has in a while to the acoustic instrumentation and serio-comic histrionic magic of that record
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  2. 8.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Words really can't accurately describe what makes Xiu Xiu and Jamie Stewart's writing so timeless no matter the sound or the subject matter, but it never fails to have an emotional power that very few can retain for so long and captivate with ease
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  3. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    It is this polymorphism of Girl With Basket of Fruits that really shifts Xiu Xiu from their work in Forget, and sees them evolving further
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  4. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Unsettling. That is the first (and kinda only) word that comes to mind just after listening to ‘Girl With Basket of Fruit’
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  5. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    Xiu Xiu sends a necessary shock into the static indie circuit
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  6. 7.5 |   The 405

    Without a single "catchy" moment, Girl With Basket of Fruit proves there is no one quite like Xiu Xiu, and because their musical uniqueness may rub listeners the wrong way like a piece of sandpaper against the surface of aged metal, they are better and particularly special for this reason
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  7. 6.7 |   Paste Magazine

    What Chaos will probably look in retrospect like a necessary way station through which the duo passed on the way to someplace that feels a little more like home
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  8. 6.0 |   Pitchfork

    Speeds between fragmented beats and mournful balladry but rarely makes an impression beyond its sound and fury
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  9. 5.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Girl strives to unsettle and puzzle the listener, sometimes to its benefit but also to its downfall
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  10. 3.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Girl with Basket of Fruit says very little other than what we already know about their perpetual aesthetic
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