The Air Force

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The Air Force
Studio album by Xiu Xiu
Released September 15, 2006 (2006-09-15)
Genre Art rock, experimental, post-punk
Length 34:37
Label 5 Rue Christine
Producer Greg Saunier
Xiu Xiu chronology
La Forêt
(2005)
The Air Force
(2006)
Women as Lovers
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Pitchfork Media (8.0/10) [2]
PopMatters (8/10) [3]

The Air Force is the fifth album by Xiu Xiu. It was released on September 15, 2006, and is produced by Greg Saunier of Deerhoof, who also performs on the album with band members Caralee McElroy and Jamie Stewart.

Production[edit]

The album was produced by Greg Saunier of Deerhoof, and released on 5 Rue Christine in September 2006. Stewart said that the year was "one of the first not dominated by personal tragedies" and that the album is about "making other people feel bad" instead of feeling bad oneself.[4] Its major themes are "guilt and sex as opposed to sorrow and sex".[4] Stewart considered it their best and most consciously pop album yet. He said that the band was obsessed with Weezer's Blue Album and The Smiths's The Queen Is Dead while on tour, though the album does not reflect those albums particularly.[4]


Track listing[edit]

  1. "Buzz Saw" – 3:01
  2. "Boy Soprano" – 3:23
  3. "Hello from Eau Claire" – 2:54
  4. "Vulture Piano" – 3:23
  5. "PJ in the Streets..." – 2:57
  6. "Bishop, CA" – 4:06
  7. "Saint Pedro Glue Stick" – 1:17
  8. "The Pineapple vs the Watermelon" – 3:28
  9. "Save Me Save Me" – 2:39
  10. "The Fox & the Rabbit" – 3:12
  11. "Wig Master" – 4:17

iTunes USA bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Bonus Track" - 1:28
  2. "Feeding the Raging Heart" - 2:18
  3. "Bonus Track" - 1:13

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Air Force at AllMusic
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ a b c Stosuy, Brandon (April 9, 2006). "Xiu Xiu". Pitchfork Media. Archived from the original on July 13, 2014. Retrieved July 13, 2014.