13 Songs, 49 Minutes

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5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings
14 Ratings
Krakowiaczek

I love It !

One of the best album that need more recognition and need to go mainstream !

mynamesbreanna

AHHH!!!

I’ve been a huge fan of The xx for 5+ years and honestly their best album (the others are amazing as well). Love the fact that they manage to keep the same kind of style and meaning in their songs also. Honestly hope that they don’t become too mainstream

CurvyRoadsAreBetter

Pure enjoyment

This is the first album by the The XX I've purchased and am thrilled I have it. It has a wonderful flow song to song and many of the songs reveal more detail and more to the ear with each listen. Also, the vocals compliment each other so wonderful.

About The xx

Atmospheric English indie pop group the xx formed in London around the talents of Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim, Baria Qureshi, and Jamie Smith, when the bandmembers were still in high school. Captivating and cool, the group cites influences that run the gamut from R&B (Aaliyah and Rihanna) to classic alternative rock (the Cure and the Pixies). Built around the duel vocals of Croft and Sim, the group's signature brand of moody, soulful indie rock first appeared on the public radar in early 2009 with the single "Crystalised," which created a huge buzz among critics and fans alike. The xx released their self-titled debut LP in July of that year in the U.K.; it was released in the U.S. the following month. Late that year, Qureshi was no longer part of the group; the rest of the xx released a statement via NME saying this was due to "personal differences." During 2010, the live dates continued, including spots at several high-profile summer festivals, and in September, their album won Britain's coveted Mercury Prize. Meanwhile, Smith worked with Gil Scott-Heron on the remix album We're New Here (in turn spawning the Drake song "Take Care," which sampled the pair's "I'll Take Care of U"). In mid-2012, a pair of singles, "Angels" and "Chained," heralded the release of the group's second album, Coexist, that September. The following year, the band's song "Together" appeared on the soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation of The Great Gatsby. The xx began working on their third album in 2014, and recorded in locales as varied as Marfa, Texas, London, Reykjavik, and Los Angeles. Jamie xx's solo debut In Colour, which featured contributions from Sim and Croft, arrived in 2015. Late in 2016, the single "On Hold" introduced the more energetic, eclectic direction of I See You, which was released in January 2017. ~ James Christopher Monger

ORIGIN
London, England
FORMED
2005

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