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The xx - xx

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Genre Junkies: Indie Pop, Pop
Release Date: 2009
Hometown: London UK
Learn More: The xx Wiki

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When to Listen?
Chilling in the sun having mojitos.
Picnic at the park.
The parentals are round for tea and you know they won’t dig your metal/trance collection.

Review

Simple melodies with a stripped back sound make for a fantastic relaxing record. The xx on their debut album have nailed what they set out to achieve, an elegant transportive collection of unique thoughts. Romy the lead singer’s hushed wistful vocals form a great duet with the slow tones of Oliver’s composed soothing voice. A beautiful, composed and relaxing album.
It’s the simpleness of the tunes that make the music so emotive. There's an innocence to the songs, like flying a kite or running around a playground.
This album is great to absently sing to and let yourself daydream as you get carried away inside your own head. Pop music that’s worth listening to.

Tracks

1. Intro 2:07
2. VCR 2:57
3. Crystalised 3:21 (hover for more info)
4. Islands 2:40
5. Heart Skipped a Beat 4:02
6. Fantasy 2:38
7. Shelter 4:30
8. Basic Space 3:08
9. Infinity 5:13
10. Night Time 3:36
11. Stars 4:22




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Buy off: xx from The xx website
Listen on: Listen on Spotify

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