Women as Lovers

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Women as Lovers
Studio album by Xiu Xiu
Released January 29, 2008 (2008-01-29)
Genre Art rock, experimental, post-punk
Length 43:27
Label Kill Rock Stars
Xiu Xiu chronology
The Air Force
(2006)
Women as Lovers
(2008)
Dear God, I Hate Myself
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club (B+)[2]
Drowned in Sound (6/10)[3]
musicOMH.com 3.5/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media (7.9/10)[5]
PopMatters (8/10)[6]
Tiny Mix Tapes 3/5 stars[7]

Women as Lovers is the sixth studio album by American avant-garde band Xiu Xiu. It was released on January 29, 2008, by Kill Rock Stars, and shares its title with the Martin Chalmers translation of Elfriede Jelinek's 1975 novel Die Liebhaberinnen.

Prior to its release, the album was reported to be "more approachable or communicative on a basic human level" than anything else the band has released.[8] The first track, "I Do What I Want When I Want", was released on December 11 via Pitchfork Media's "Forkcast",[9] and is also available free of charge from Kill Rock Stars' webstore.[10]

The release through the iTunes Store includes seven exclusive bonus tracks, whilst 500 limited edition copies were packaged with a DVD called "What's Your Problem?", containing four tour films, 100 photos, and sixteen music videos.[11]

Tracklisting[edit]

  1. "I Do What I Want, When I Want" – 3:12
  2. "In Lust You Can Hear the Axe Fall" – 3:30
  3. "F.T.W." – 2:56
  4. "No Friend Oh!" –3:48
  5. "Guantanamo Canto" – 2:37
  6. "Under Pressure" [ft. Michael Gira] – 3:30
  7. "Black Keyboard" – 3:57
  8. "Master of the Bump (Kurt Stumbaugh, I Can Feel the Soil Falling Over My Head)" – 3:55
  9. "You Are Pregnant You, You Are Dead" – 2:16
  10. "The Leash" – 2:15
  11. "Child at Arms" – 2:52
  12. "Puff and Bunny" – 2:51
  13. "White Nerd" – 2:45
  14. "Gayle Lynn" – 3:13

iTunes USA bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "From the Balcony to the Mud, Part 1" – 0:44
  2. "Kitten Revolution" – 5:40
  3. "There Are Two Men in a Red Mercedes Trying to Rape a Woman in My Parking Space" – 3:34
  4. "Farther On (Traditional)" - 3:35
  5. "Juarez" – 4:27
  6. "From the Balcony to the Mud, Part 2" – 0:30
  7. "Interview: An 11 Year Old Girl from the Ukraine Emailed These This Year, All Year" - 11:18

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ The A.V. Club review
  3. ^ Drowned in Sound review
  4. ^ musicOMH.com review
  5. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  6. ^ PopMatters review
  7. ^ Tiny Mix Tapes review
  8. ^ Thompson, Paul (2007-10-25). "Xiu Xiu Reveal New Album Details". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2007-12-15. 
  9. ^ Hogan, Marc (2007-11-12). "Premiere: Xiu Xiu: "I Do What I Want When I Want" MP3/Stream". Pitchfork Media. 
  10. ^ "Kill Rock Stars' online webstore". Retrieved January 2008. 
  11. ^ Solarski, Matthew (2008-01-03). "Xiu Xiu Bolster Lovers With DVD, iTunes Exclusives". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 

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