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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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Albums


Top Tracks

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  2.   Islands
  3.   Crystalised
  4.   VCR
  5.   Chained
  6.   Intro
  7.   Basic Space
  8.   Angels
  9.   On Hold
  10.   Heart Skipped a Beat
  11.   Stars
  12.   Shelter
  13.   Infinity
  14.   Fiction
  15.   Night Time
  16.   Sunset
  17.   Reunion
  18.   Missing
  19.   Fantasy
  20.   Swept Away
  21.   Our Song
  22.   Try
  23.   Together
  24.   Tides
  25.   Unfold
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