Coexist

Common Sense Media says

Clean indie CD covers emotional breakup ground.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

No overly positive or negative messages, though many emotionally heavy lyrics about the end of a romantic relationship.

Positive role models

Anyone, good or bad, can feel pain when they're no longer in a relationship with someone they once cared about.

Violence
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Sex

Some very light references to sleeping together: "I woke up alone."

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that that Coexist is a generally clean album, containing no graphic language or allusions to sex, substances, or violence. While the subject matter can be a bit melancholy and brooding at times ("I saw you again, it felt like we had never met / It's like the sun set in your eyes and never wanted to rise"), the record is an OK pick for older tweens and teens.

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What's the story?

"COEXIST" is the second full-length record from British indie pop band The xx. Consisting of a girl and two guys, the trio's music gained traction after being sampled by Rihanna in her song "Talk That Talk."

Is it any good?

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The slow, melancholy sound of Coexist fits its heavy lyrical mood. With vocal duties split between female singer Romy Croft and the two guys in the band, the tracks have a quality that's at once sad and lovely.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how to cope when an important relationship in your life hits bumps in the road.

  • What are some of the warning signs of a relationship that's on the rocks?

  • When you're having problems with someone you care for, what are some things you can do to try to work things out before they reach the breaking point? Who can you talk to about your concerns?

Music details

Artist:The xx
Release date:September 11, 2012
Type:Album
Label:Young Turks
Genre:Indie Rock
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 15 years old Written byvioletflames October 4, 2012
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Wish I had discovered them sooner :)

I discovered The Xx a few weeks ago and they are quickly becoming one of my new favorite bands. Their music is so calming and sounds amazing! There is nothing in either of their albums that could be seen as objectionable to kids, though they might find it too slow or not understand the music. This is better suited toward tweens and teens that might have started dating or at least liking the opposite gender, as their music is mostly about heartbreak and relationships. I thoroughly reccomend checking this album out! (and their other album, called Xx)

Kid, 10 years old January 26, 2013
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The xx's Coexist

I absolutely LOVE this album! I listen to it all the time! It's a great album! Nothing's innapropriate.

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