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Album Review

Xiu Xiu, 'Dear God, I Hate Myself'

February 22, 2010

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Jarring as it may be, there’s something eminently alluring about Xiu Xiu’s twitchy goth-pop. On the band’s seventh studio effort, singer and chief songwriter Jamie Stewart offers more lush hooks and demented lyrics swathed in atonal guitar and synth fuzz. “If you expect me to be outrageous/ I will be extra outrageous,’’ Stewart sings on the album-opening “Gray Death,’’ quickly ... (Full article: 171 words)

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