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London, United Kingdom (2005 – present)

The xx are a Mercury Prize-winning trio formed in 2005 in London, United Kingdom and signed to Young Turks. The band members are Romy Madley Croft (vocals, lead guitar), Oliver Sim (vocals, bass guitar), and Jamie Smith, known as Jamie xx (beats, MPC sampler). Second guitarist and keyboardist Baria Qureshi was dropped from the band mid-tour in 2009. The reasons behind her ousting remain unclear.

On 17 August 2009, the group released their debut album xx on Young Turks label. The album was recorded in a small garage and produced by the band. It garnered critical acclaim and has been generally well-received, scoring an average of 86/100 based on 24 professional reviews. Also it ranked on “best of the year” lists with Rolling Stone placing it at #9 and NME placing it at #2.

Four singles were released from their debut album: “Crystalised”, “Basic Space”, “Islands” and “VCR”.

The xx also remixed the classic song “You’ve Got the Love” originally written by The Source and covered by Florence + the Machine. They also added their own vocals on the song. The group won the 2010 Mercury Prize for their album on 7th September 2010. After being the bookies’ favourites for many of the weeks leading up to the announcement, they beat eleven other acts.

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  • DARKXCOLD

    Unfold is not in the top 15 tracks , it's their best track imho

    Yesterday 4:03pm Reply
  • DkEmi

    who the fuck can tag this as post-punk

    30 Aug 12:51pm Reply
  • xDx3xPx

    xx > Coexist

    30 Aug 2:21am Reply
  • Post-Ironic

    The xx suck ass without Baria, shitty beats, shitty themes, shitty compositions. xx blew up, they got put onto the indie band conveyor belt and are churning out shit with their heads up their asses just like most 'indie' bands end up doing

    28 Aug 11:40pm Reply
  • erikngn

    Всегда слал нахуй тех людей, которые узнавали что я слушаю твэнтис помимо стоунера и сладжа и после этого ржали надо мной/говорили что за говно я слушаю.

    28 Aug 4:06pm Reply
  • nodaywithoutb

    Редкая годнота из попсы.

    25 Aug 10:24am Reply
  • Pps_143

    Need a new album ASAP [49]

    24 Aug 8:21am Reply
  • OnlySupport

    <3

    22 Aug 3:10pm Reply
  • nikitka_fat

    Need a new album ASAP [48]

    22 Aug 9:07am Reply
  • Feeeeeeellzinho

    Os caras são bons!

    22 Aug 5:02am Reply
  • Bokwitsuh

    Need a new album ASAP [47]

    21 Aug 9:43pm Reply
  • Diabeticus

    Need a new album ASAP [46]

    20 Aug 7:55pm Reply
  • futuroheroi

    19 Aug 7:05am Reply
  • prosto_4udo

    Infinity <♥

    19 Aug 5:50am Reply
  • Connstellations

    Fell in love with them that 2009 summer, in trip to Paris, a mate told me about them right when XX went out, I can't believe how big they have became, but that no doubt it's a good thing, it's been 5 years since these group of people have been enhancing my life with their music, and I'm deeply thankful for that.

    19 Aug 1:11am Reply
  • Connstellations

    5 years of XX

    19 Aug 1:08am Reply
  • iero81

    Need a new album ASAP [45]

    17 Aug 4:41am Reply
  • Donshup

    <3

    15 Aug 2:25am Reply
  • OnlySupport

    <3

    14 Aug 3:19pm Reply
  • anastasia75

    Need a new album ASAP [44]

    11 Aug 8:17pm Reply
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