Artist Name: The xx

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The xx
The xx are a Mercury Prize-winning trio formed in 2005 in London, United Kingdom and signed to Young Turks. The band members are Romy Madley Croft (vocals, lead guitar), Oliver Sim (vocals, bass guitar), and Jamie Smith, known as Jamie xx (drums, keyboards, synthesizer, MPC sampler). Second guitarist and keyboardist Baria Qureshi was dropped from the band mid-tour in 2009. The reasons behind her ousting remain unclear.

On 17 August 2009, the group released their debut album xx on Young Turks label. The album was recorded in a small garage and produced by the band. It garnered critical acclaim and has been generally well-received, scoring an average of 86/100 based on 24 professional reviews. Also it ranked on "best of the year" lists with Rolling Stone placing it at #9 and NME placing it at #2.

Four singles were released from their debut album: "Crystalised", "Basic Space", "Islands" and "VCR".

The xx also remixed the classic song "You've Got The Love" originally written by The Source and covered by Florence + the Machine. They also added their own vocals on the song. The group won the 2010 Mercury Prize for their album on 7th September 2010. After being the bookies' favourites for many of the weeks leading up to the announcement, they beat eleven other acts.

"Angels" was the first single from The xx’s second album, Coexist. It was released on July 16 2012. A second track from the album, "Chained", was released on line prior to the official Coexist launch on 11 September.

In June 2014, it was revealed in an interview with Dazed that the trio were working on their third studio album, with producer Rodaidh McDonald at the Marfa Recording Company studio in Marfa, Texas. Further writing and recording sessions were held in London, New York, Reykavik and Los Angeles. The 2016 album 'I See You' title and tracklist, were revealed after untitled audio clips uploaded to Spotify were matched on Shazam. 'On Hold' was launched on November 10th.

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Intro - The xx

Intro

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Crystalised - The xx

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Islands - The xx

Islands

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VCR - The xx

VCR

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Heart Skipped a Beat - The xx

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Basic Space - The xx

Basic Space

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Angels - The xx

Angels

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Shelter - The xx

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Infinity - The xx

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Night Time - The xx

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Stars - The xx

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Fantasy - The xx

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Chained - The xx

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Fiction - The xx

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Sunset - The xx

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Try - The xx

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Reunion - The xx

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Missing - The xx

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Tides - The xx

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Unfold - The xx

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Swept Away - The xx

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Our Song - The xx

Our Song

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On Hold - The xx

On Hold

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Together - The xx

Together

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Say Something Loving - The xx

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I Dare You - The xx

I Dare You

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Dangerous - The xx

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Hot like Fire - The xx

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Lips - The xx

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Do You Mind? - The xx

Do You Mind?

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A Violent Noise - The xx

A Violent Noise

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Teardrops - The xx

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Replica - The xx

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Performance - The xx

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Brave For You - The xx

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Test Me - The xx

Test Me

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Insects - The xx

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Blood Red Moon - The xx

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Reconsider - The xx

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Seasons Run - The xx

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Naive - The xx

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