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Atmospheric English indie pop group the xx formed in London in 2008 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 only 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. ~ James Christopher Monger
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Stations Featuring
The xx

    SXSW A-Z

    SXSW A-Z
    1 song

    Alesso: I Am The DJ

    Alesso: I Am The DJ
    2 songs

    Indie Sleepover

    Indie Sleepover
    6 songs

    Tyler Oakley: I Am The DJ

    Tyler Oakley: I Am The DJ
    1 song

    Alternative Chill

    11 songs

    UK Indie

    12 songs

    Indie Coffee House

    5 songs

    Indie Chill

    6 songs

    Indie Sunset

    1 song

    UK Hits

    3 songs

    Mensa Mix

    1 song

    Indie 500

    3 songs

    Indie

    2 songs

    Alternative

    2 songs

    Adult Alternative

    2 songs

    Adult Chill

    1 song

    Marketplace Music

    2 songs

    Indie Rockero

    1 song

    Indie Hits

    2 songs

    The Current

    4 songs

Albums by
The xx

Top Songs by
The xx

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Crystalised
  3.   Islands
  4.   VCR
  5.   Chained
  6.   Basic Space
  7.   Intro
  8.   Angels
  9.   Heart Skipped A Beat
  10.   Stars
  11.   Infinity
  12.   Shelter
  13.   Sunset
  14.   Fiction
  15.   Night Time
  16.   Reunion
  17.   Missing
  18.   Fantasy
  19.   Together
  20.   Insects
  21.   Don't Be Shy
  22.   Hot Like Fire
  23.   Teardrops
  24.   Try
  25.   Tides
  26.   Unfold
  27.   Swept Away
  28.   Our Song
  29.   Reconsider

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