Young Turks Xmas

Wham!’s “Last Christmas” is one of the all-time great cheesed-out holiday songs, but it’s got a simple, heart-heavy longing at its core, and so maybe it’s not such a shock that the xx would consider it worthy cover material. At a recent session in BBC Radio 1′s Live Lounge, the xx recorded a characteristically stripped-back, murmuring version of the song, and even though it’s live-in-studio, it sounds like Jamie xx might’ve spent weeks working on the mix. Listen to it below.

Now that I think about it, an xx George Michael cover album would probably be the best thing ever. An xx “Father Figure”? Dude.

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  2. Ugh, their shtick is so tired now. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….

  3. Mmeerrrryy xx-mmaass

  4. They’re still doing this same old shtick? I don’t understand why people like this “band”. Bunch of pale sadsacks who mopingly whisper because they can’t sing worth a damn, with some flimsy beat in the background. And then we defend lack of good musical ideas as “minimalism”.

  5. Umm…I liked it…

  6. I went into this thinking it was going to suck because all these xx haters managed to make their way to this post and slam them. This is a good cover.

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