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One of music’s finest qualities is that, for all its unifying power, it strikes different people in radically different ways. There is value in recognizing consensus, in appreciating the work that resonates with a broad swath of humanity, so every year the Stereogum staff teams up to generate a list of the year’s best albums. More »

This time last year we were perturbed with the Grammys for generating a slate of 2015 nominees that honored a bunch of mediocre white musicians at the expense of black excellence. Even within the bizarre and outmoded musical value system that is the Grammys, it felt like a regression. So it’s especially surprising that the… More »

We heard it again and again in 2015: This year in music is so good that any attempt to make sense of it is going to be a fool’s errand. And it’s true. We always agonize over our year-end lists, but we agonized harder over this one than we usually do. There are albums that… More »

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Jamie xx – “Seesaw (Four Tet Remix)” (Feat. Romy)

Four Tet's Kieran Hebden worked alongside Jamie xx to create his In Colour track "Seesaw," which features the xx's Romy on vocals, and today he's…
James Rettig | February 3, 2016 - 4:39 pm
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Hear Jamie xx Perform With His xx Bandmates, Four Tet, And Warpaint’s Stella Mozgawa On BBC Radio 1

Jamie xx performed on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show today, and he was joined by his xx bandmates Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim,…
James Rettig | November 18, 2015 - 5:03 pm
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Mercury Prize 2015 Nominees Include Aphex Twin, Jamie xx, Florence + The Machine

Every year since 1992, a panel of British music-industry types convenes to decide which album will win the Mercury Prize, the award given to what…
Tom Breihan | October 16, 2015 - 9:23 am
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Jamie xx – “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)” (Feat. Young Thug & Popcaan) Video

A month ago, Stereogum's readers voted "I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)," Jamie xx's lightweight and effervescent collab with Atlanta rap bugout king Young…
Tom Breihan | September 28, 2015 - 8:49 am
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Here Is Your Song Of The Summer 2015

It still feels like summer, but that won't last long. We're less than two weeks away from #PSL and before you know it we'll be…
Scott Lapatine | August 28, 2015 - 12:43 pm
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Jamie xx – “Loud Places (Herbert’s Louder Dub)”

One of the many highlights off of Jamie xx's stunning In Colour was "Loud Places," one of two songs on the album featuring his the…
Peter Helman | August 27, 2015 - 11:11 pm
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The Immortal Soul: The Revival Of Soul Music And Its History In Hip-Hop Production

Last week, the internet was taken by storm with scheduled and unscheduled hip-hop releases. Mac Miller premiered the track "100 Grandkids" off his long-delayed upcoming…
Stereogum | August 11, 2015 - 1:04 pm
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Livestream Jamie xx And Friends’ Surprise Boiler Room Set

Fresh off of the release of his fantastic new album In Colour -- and even fresher off of the North American leg of his In
Peter Helman | August 10, 2015 - 8:00 pm

Jamie xx – “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times) (Skepta Remix)”

For the past couple of weeks, Drake and OVO co-founder Oliver El-Khatib have been using their Beats 1 show OVO Sound Radio to premiere some
Peter Helman | August 8, 2015 - 7:59 pm
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Hear Jamie xx’s Beats 1 Radio Mix

Jamie xx gets played a whole lot on Apple's Beats 1 Radio; the internet radio station treats him the way most pop radio stations treat…
Tom Breihan | July 27, 2015 - 9:32 am
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Preview Jamie xx’s Soundscapes Composition “Ultramarine”

Earlier this month, we found out that Jamie xx was commissioned to create a composition for the National Gallery's latest Soundscapes exhibition in London, where…
Lisa Brown | July 21, 2015 - 11:46 am

6 Memorable Moments From Pitchfork Fest 2015 Sunday

It can be easy to feel beaten-down and bedraggled on the third day of a three-day festival, especially if you're not a teenager anymore. And…
Tom Breihan | July 20, 2015 - 10:42 am
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Jamie xx – “Loud Places (John Talabot Remix)”

Last month, Tim Sweeney's Beats In Space WNYU radio show shared a brand new John Talabot remix of Jamie xx's "Loud Places." The song premiered…
Misha Sesar | July 9, 2015 - 12:28 pm

Jamie xx Creates “Ultramarine” Installation For National Gallery’s Soundscapes Exhibition

Jamie xx was commissioned to create a composition for the National Gallery's new Soundscapes exhibition, which opens tomorrow in London. The aim of the exhibit…
James Rettig | July 7, 2015 - 10:36 am
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Watch Clips Of The Tree Of Codes Ballet Scored By Jamie xx

Jamie xx wrote the score to a new ballet, Tree Of Codes, which premiered at the Manchester International Festival this past Friday. This marks the…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 6, 2015 - 9:55 am

Mitski & Ryan Hemsworth Predict The Song Of The Summer 2015

The song of the summer is a slippery, ephemeral thing. You can try to predict it, labels can (and will) try their hardest to make…
James Rettig | June 24, 2015 - 11:07 am
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Is Noel Gallagher Working With Jamie xx?

Yesterday, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds headlined Best Kept Secret Festival in the Netherlands. Dutch site 3voor12 got a chance to speak to him while…
Peter Helman | June 21, 2015 - 11:07 am
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