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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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CMJ ’09: Thursday In Photos

On Thursday at CMJ the xx played theIr 66th and 67th shows of the week — one at the Apple Store SoHo, another as the…
Amrit Singh | October 24, 2009 - 11:27 am

CMJ ’09: Wednesday In Photos

As far as full-on noon-to-2AM marathon set hunting goes, Wednesday's spread won't be topped this year. In addition to bringing us memorable sets from two…
Amrit Singh | October 23, 2009 - 11:30 am

The xx @ Covo Club, Bologna 10/17/09

It took them twelve hours to get there, thanks to a broken down tour bus that forced a hellishly long train ride, but the xx…
Amrit Singh | October 19, 2009 - 11:49 am

The xx Bring Jools Holland Their “Islands”

Fresh off of a tour with Florence & The Machine, and a tour-memorializing remix of one of her Lungs cuts, the xx stopped in to…
Amrit Singh | September 30, 2009 - 3:48 pm

The xx Toured With, Remixed Florence & The Machine

So Florence Welch's crowd at Shepherds Bush Empire last night weren't exactly hospitable to ascendant, moody minimalists the xx. (One punter yelled "enough!," and that…
Amrit Singh | September 28, 2009 - 5:04 pm

The xx Remix Jack Peñate

A friend was just raving about Jack Peñate's show at Mercury Lounge this week. All your friends are always raving about the xx every week.
Amrit Singh | September 18, 2009 - 3:27 pm

Listen To The XX

The hotly tipped, self-titled debut from London rockers the XX is out next week on Rough Trade, but you can stream it in full now…
Scott Lapatine | August 10, 2009 - 10:31 am
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