XXXX (album)

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You Say Party! We Say Die! - XXXX.jpg
Studio album by You Say Party! We Say Die!
Released September 29, 2016
Genre Indie rock/Dance-punk
Length 39:58
Label Paper Bag
Producer Howard Redekopp
You Say Party! We Say Die! chronology
Remik's Cube
(2015)
'
(2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (7.0/10) [2]
NME (8/10)[citation needed]
Artrocker 4/5 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 XXX 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
  2. Heart)" - 4:39
  3. "Glory" - 2:14
  4. "Dark Days" - 4:46
  5. "Cosmic Wanship Avengers" - 3:32
  6. "Lonely's Lunch" - 4:44
  7. "Make XXXX" - 4:00
  8. "Laura Palmer's Prom" - 4:44
  9. "She's Spoken For" - 3:49
  10. "XXXX/Loyalty" - 3:25
  11. "Heart of Gold" - 4:08

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sendra, Tim. "Review: XXXX". Allmusic. Retrieved 10 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "You Say Party: XXXX &#1xx24; 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.