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Throughout the course of my life I have not been what you would call an R&B listener. A brief history of my dabbling: I owned a cassette copy of Boyz II Men’s II because who didn’t? A year later I nabbed Mariah Carey’s Daydream on CD, mesmerized by the tree swing party that was the… More »

Virtually the entire music-blogging universe (except me) is at CMJ right now, so you’ll have to forgive the indie music universe for neglecting to drop too many videos in the past seven days. I always think it’s funny how things come to a near-complete stop for the assumption that most music writers and publicists are… More »

We’re rebooting our popular Deconstructing franchise, which kicked off in February of this year. In this space, a rotating cast of writers will offer opinions on, well, almost anything: an artist, an issue, a genre, a trend … Those writers will frame their subjects, and take a side — to inform you, of course, asMore »

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Premature Evaluation: The xx Coexist

The music made by England trio the xx can be hard to contemplate at face value because, in a sense, there’s not much there. And,…
Corban Goble | August 28, 2012 - 2:46 pm
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The xx – “Sunset”

Singers Romy Madley-Croft and Oliver Sim pass it back and forth on the xx's newest single, the taut, sexy "Sunset." Though Madley-Croft has insisted that…
Corban Goble | August 27, 2012 - 4:05 pm
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The xx – “Angels” (Live In Tokyo) Video

As we coast toward the release of the xx's forthcoming Coexist, here's a nice video of the group performing recent single "Angels" high above --…
Corban Goble | August 22, 2012 - 1:07 pm
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The xx – “Chained”

The xx's insanely anticipated sophomore album Coexist comes out next month, and we've posted opening track "Angels," as well as a few videos of the…
Tom Breihan | August 7, 2012 - 12:31 pm
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Watch The xx Play “Sunset” & “Reunion” In Hollywood

The xx's cheekily titled Coexist LP is out this fall. Consequently, the tour they're on now has setlists that are very Coexistential. (Look they opened…
Amrit Singh | August 6, 2012 - 12:36 pm

Watch The xx Play “Swept Away” In L.A.

Last week, the xx performed in L.A., and as you might be aware, they've been playing a lot of new stuff on this particular tour.
Corban Goble | August 1, 2012 - 1:31 pm

Watch The xx Play Conan

While in L.A., the xx swung by Conan to perform their new single "Angels." Not surprisingly, they turn the lights down low for this one.
Corban Goble | July 25, 2012 - 9:03 am
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The xx, HAIM @ Fonda Theater, Hollywood 7/23/12

Arguably the hottest ticket in town, the xx kicked off their tour at the super sold out Fonda Theater in Hollywood in preparation for the…
Andrew Youssef | July 24, 2012 - 9:06 am

The xx – “Angels”

The xx's long-awaited sophomore album Coexist arrives in fall, and now we finally get to hear a song from it. "Angels," the album's opener and…
Tom Breihan | July 16, 2012 - 12:39 pm
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Watch The xx Perform A New Song At Primavera

The xx have been performing a lot of new material lately, so it was a matter of time before they released the details for the…
Corban Goble | June 8, 2012 - 1:06 pm
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The xx Coexist Details

As suggested by the slew of recent live dates that featured new material, London's the xx will put out their second album, Coexist -- the…
Corban Goble | June 1, 2012 - 12:51 pm
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xx Announce 2012 North American Tour Dates

The xx recently played their first hometown shows in a while, taking the opportunity to debut a few new songs. And pretty soon, those of…
Tom Breihan | May 22, 2012 - 10:54 am
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Hear 5 New xx Songs Live In London

Lately, the xx has been out in London playing a short series of intimate gigs, gigs they've used to work out some new material. Friday…
Corban Goble | May 21, 2012 - 9:34 am
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Preview Another New xx Tune, Live From London

The xx recently returned to the stage for their first few small shows in quite some time, and they took the opportunity to debut some…
Tom Breihan | May 17, 2012 - 9:56 am
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Hear The xx Preview New Song In London

The xx returned to the live arena via three low-key performances in London, the third of which is Friday at Battersea Arts Centre. Last night,…
Corban Goble | May 16, 2012 - 10:14 am
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Jamie xx – “Touch Me”

At about 49 minutes on the embed below, the xx's sonic architect, Jamie, shares the latest iteration of his by now practically patented steel-drummed/florid-house dance…
Amrit Singh | February 1, 2012 - 10:34 am
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Radiohead – “Bloom (Jamie xx Remix 3)”

Jamie xx is, it would seem, a true perfectionist. The xx's producer has already released two remixes of Radiohead's King Of Limbs track "Bloom," and…
Tom Breihan | January 20, 2012 - 10:25 am
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The xx – “Open Eyes” (Demo)

The xx have started recording a second album and today posted a demo from these sessions on their blog xx-xx.co.uk. The track's called "Open Eyes"…
Scott Lapatine | December 25, 2011 - 1:03 pm
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Rihanna – “Talk That Talk” (Feat. Jay-Z)

UPDATE: Also below, check out the full version of Rihanna's "Drunk On Love," the new track that samples the xx's "Intro." Rihanna's new…
Tom Breihan | November 14, 2011 - 10:03 am
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Rihanna Hearts The xx

Her retro early-'90s-style club banger "We Found Love" has already blown the fuck up, and now we're learning more and more about Rihanna's forthcoming album…
Tom Breihan | November 10, 2011 - 12:38 pm
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