Best Covers

The 10 Best xx Covers

By Corban Goble / October 19, 2011

The xx’s music is fertile ground for imaginative covers, thanks to the space that the band creates and maintains within its own songs. Inspired by yesterday’s Tracey Thorn w/ Ben Watt cover of “Night Time,” we’ve collected nine more of the best xx tributes. Including a bonus Taylor Momsen cover! Score! Previously: The 10 Best Indie Rock Beyoncé Covers.

OMD – “VCR” (Rough Mix)

Four Tet – “VCR”

Gorillaz – “Crystalised”

The Antlers – “VCR”*

Matthew Dear – “VCR”

Shakira – “Islands”

jj – “Intro”

El Perro Del Mar – “Shelter”

Hercules & Love Affair – “Shelter”

Tracey Thorn w/ Ben Watt – “Night Time”

Bonus…
Taylor Momsen – “Love The Way You Lie”/”Islands”

xoxo

*UPDATE: Download the Antlers’ studio take here.