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The xx
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Group Members: Jamie Smith, Oliver Sim, Romy Madley Croft, Baria Qureshi, Jamie xx
Biography: 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 ...Read full biography
xx
Released: 2009
Label: Young Turks
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Debuts as fully formed and confident as the xx's self-titled first album are rare, but then, there is very little that is typical about this band or their music. Their influences are wide-ranging -- traces ...Read full review
Coexist
Released: 2012
Label: Young Turks
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In the years between their debut and Coexist, the xx's sound took on a life of its own, thanks in large part to Drake's hit duet with Rihanna, "Take Care," which sampled Jamie Smith's collaboration with ...Read full review
More The xx albums: Main Albums (2), Singles & EPs (9)