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The xx

Atmospheric English indie pop group the xx formed in London 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 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. The following year, the band's song "Together" appeared on the soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation of The Great Gatsby. The xx began working on their third album in 2014, and recorded in locales as varied as Marfa, Texas, London, Reykjavik, and Los Angeles. Jamie xx's solo debut In Colour, which featured contributions from Sim and Croft, arrived in 2015. Late in 2016, the single "On Hold" introduced the more energetic, eclectic direction of I See You, which was released in January 2017. ~ James Christopher Monger
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Stations Featuring
The xx

    Top Alternative

    Top Alternative
    3 songs

    Alternative Mix

    Alternative Mix
    3 songs

    Pop Rock

    Pop Rock
    3 songs

    Relax Trax

    Relax Trax
    12 songs

    Coffeehouse Corner

    2 songs

    Indie Chill

    6 songs

    Electronic Chill

    3 songs


    1 song

    Adult Alternative

    1 song

    Adult Rock

    1 song

    Top Indie

    5 songs

Albums by
The xx

Top Songs by
The xx

  1.   Song
  2.   Islands
  3.   Crystalised
  4.   VCR
  5.   Angels
  6.   Basic Space
  7.   Chained
  8.   Intro
  9.   On Hold
  10.   I Dare You
  11.   Heart Skipped a Beat
  12.   Shelter
  13.   Stars
  14.   Infinity
  15.   Say Something Loving
  16.   Fiction
  17.   Night Time
  18.   Sunset
  19.   Reunion
  20.   Missing
  21.   Fantasy
  22.   Together
  23.   Lips
  24.   Performance
  25.   Our Song
  26.   Brave for You
  27.   A Violent Noise
  28.   Tides
  29.   Dangerous
  30.   Swept Away
  31.   Unfold
  32.   Naive
  33.   Insects
  34.   Test Me
  35.   Replica
  36.   Try
  37.   Seasons Run
  38.   Reconsider

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