Xiu Xiu: Forget

Published: February 21, 2017

On their latest effort, Xiu Xiu express their grave existential concerns in a structured, disciplined pop format, managing to sound palatable and even fun without diminishing any of their gravity or darkness.

For being one of Xiu Xiu's poppiest and most accessible works to date, Forget is awfully concerned with death and its immediate physical aftermath. Whose death exactly remains a fluctuating and unstable variable. On "Jenny GoGo", Jamie Stewart's shivering, hushed vocals fret over what appears to be a recent murder victim whose fate he cannot process, whispering, "What have I done?" and "Take me instead". "Get Up", in contrast, portrays the demise of Stewart himself,…
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