XXXX (album)

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You Say Party! We Say Die! - XXXX.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 29, 2009
GenreIndie rock/Dance-punk
LabelPaper Bag
ProducerHoward Redekopp
You Say Party! We Say Die! chronology
Remik's Cube
You Say Party
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media(7.0/10) [2]
NME(8/10)[citation needed]
Artrocker4/5 stars[citation needed]

XXXX is the third full-length album by Canadian dance-punk band You Say Party (formerly You Say Party! We Say Die!), released September 29, 2009. It was the last release featuring the band's original longer name and the last album with drummer Devon Clifford (who died in April 2010).

In addition to the album's title, the construction "XXXX" also appears in several of the album's song titles. In every such song, the four Xs represents the word "love".[3] In an interview with CBC Radio 3, the band's vocalist Becky Ninkovic explained that when finalizing the cover art for the band's first EP Dansk Wad, she had wanted to leave a personal "mark of love" on it, and settled on signing it with four small Xs.

The album was a longlisted nominee for the 2010 Polaris Music Prize.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "There Is XXXX (Within My Hexxxart)" - 4:39
  2. "Glory" - 2:14
  3. "Dark Days" - 4:46
  4. "Cosmic Wanship Avengers" - 3:32
  5. "Lonely's Lunch" - 4:44
  6. "Make XXXX" - 4:00
  7. "Laura Palmer's Prom" - 4:44
  8. "She's Spoken For" - 3:49
  9. "XXXX/Loyalty" - 3:25
  10. "Heart of Gold" - 4:08



  1. ^ Sendra, Tim. "Review: XXXX". Allmusic. Retrieved 10 February 2010.
  2. ^ "You Say Party: XXXX | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. 2010-02-16. Retrieved 2012-03-16.
  3. ^ "XXXX keeps You Say Party! We Say Die! together". Georgia Straight, October 8, 2009.
  4. ^ "Blue Rodeo, BSS on Polaris long list". The Globe and Mail, June 17, 2010.