Xiu Xiu
Dear God, I Hate Myself


4.0
excellent

Review

by iluvtweepop USER (7 Reviews)
January 4th, 2011 | 24 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: undeniably xiu xiu

Calling 'xiu xiu' strange is probably the biggest understatement ever. The bridge of "Sad Pony Guerrilla Girl" includes what sounds like someone scratching a chalkboard and it makes me cringe every time. ‘‘Support are troops (black angels OH!)'' is a spoken word song with basically shocking lyrics and the 2 stanzas of the song are separated by what can only be described as pure noise. But the thing with Xiu Xiu is that even with these frankly unlistenable moments, there is pure genius within the man called Jamie Stewart.

Dear god, i hate myself is Xiu Xiu's 7th album in 10 years, which is pretty impressive. You may have heard about the music video for the title-track. If you haven't seen it, it’s basically band member Angela seo inducing vomiting, over the course of a 3 minute video...yeah...
That proves that Xiu Xiu are not the easiest band too get into, but it also shows how brave Mr. Stewart is.

This shows through the band’s music.

From the title, and most of the lyrics, its safe too assume that this album is based around eating disorders or for the more obvious answer; self-hate. As a result this, as with every other one of Xiu Xiu's releases, is a contender for most depressing lyrics ever. The album starts with the cheery line '''Beat, beat, beat me to death, i said it''.

It’s strange for Xiu Xiu that the music in that song actually matches the somber lyrics. For the most part this album is full of electric noises courtesy of a nintendo ds, this makes nearly every song rather cheery in tone, musically. The best example of this is probably the title-track, and it’s one of my favrioute ‘Xiu Xiu' tracks. It’s the kind of song you bob up and down too. And all the ds noises are really cool!

I personally think that Jamie Stewart is a great singer. He annunciates every consonant which i think is brilliant. This is most evident on 'gray death' and 'chocolate makes you happy' (''incredibly dumb, incredibly ugly''). His voice might take getting used too but overall i think his great.

I think this album is great. It could match 'Fabulous muscles' as Xiu Xiu's most accessible album. But it’s still undeniably Xiu Xiu. There’s only one Xiu Xiu, no one else sounds like Xiu Xiu and that’s a fact.

Btw Xiu Xiu if you are reading this i expect another 7 albums in the next 10 years ok? great, thanks

Recommended songs:
Gray death
Chocolate makes you happy
Dear god i hate myself
Secret motel



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Comments:Add a Comment 
iluvtweepop
January 4th 2011


463 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I'm sorry people this is actually terrible

looked alot better when i was writing it

tell me what you think anyway

StreetlightRock
January 4th 2011


4017 Comments


Surprised this hasn't been reviewed yet. Never really understood these guys approach to music though. Try to tie your sentences into each other a bit more. Drop in a few conjunctions ('and', 'so', 'but' and the like) to make your flow a little better. And 'save' should be 'safe'.

iluvtweepop
January 4th 2011


463 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

f is next too v



thats my excuse lol

North0House
January 4th 2011


1764 Comments


Well, the review was pretty good nonetheless.

Sounds like an album I could really get into.

conradtao
Emeritus
January 4th 2011


2090 Comments


oh god your username, it burns ;P

not really a terrible review, but it certainly is in need of proofreading (caps, punctuation, not to mention word usage, etc)

you could make the review read a lot better simply by combining some of your paragraphs together, especially your third and fourth paragraphs

iluvtweepop
January 4th 2011


463 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

lies! you love it really your just tryin to hide it

and my username is cool >

omnipanzer
February 16th 2011


21827 Comments


Rough ending but mostly well written for a second review.
Pos for the effort.

iluvtweepop
February 16th 2011


463 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Thank youuu



i thought i'd already edited this and never looked back but yeah its fixed now anyway

Anthracks
March 29th 2012


8105 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This guy is absolutely amazing and I am purchasing his entire discography this week

Anthracks
May 7th 2012


8105 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

stewart has a very subtle way of hitting very profound topics

Funeralopolis
November 24th 2013


14586 Comments


band rules yea been listening to their discography

KriegdemKriege
December 3rd 2014


1544 Comments


This album is great.

The music video for the title track is powerful.

Funeralopolis
October 18th 2015


14586 Comments


Angel Guts doesn't have a review to comment on it, but its a strong 4.5

ParanoidAndroid96
November 21st 2015


1393 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Chocolate Makes You Happy is a jam

Funeralopolis
June 2nd 2016


14586 Comments


fuck this is so good

Funeralopolis
August 14th 2016


14586 Comments


dear god I love this band

Lord(e)Po)))ts
August 14th 2016


70254 Comments


2008 - 2012 xiu xiu was really lacklaster compared to the rest of their career

Tyler.
October 14th 2017


19030 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

dear god i hate myself

Frippertronics
Emeritus
October 14th 2017


19536 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"why?"



- g. Od

Tyler.
October 14th 2017


19030 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i like this



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