"the sound resounds..."
the xx are an english indie pop band formed in 2005 in wandsworth, london. in 2010, the band won the mercury prize for its debut album "xx". the debut was released with the british independent record label young turks on 17 august 2009, and was met with sweeping critical praise, achieving a rating of "universal acclaim" on metacritic.
in december 2011, smith revealed that he wanted to release the xx's second album "coexist" ahead of its festival appearances the following year, and that it was inspired by "club music".
the band's third studio album, "i see you" was released on the 13th of January 2017. the album has already climbed to the top of global charts including the number one album spot on itunes south africa.
"nervy and self-contained, the xx is a product of a band thinking a lot harder about topics- sex, composition, volume..."
“(on "i see you") the xx have never been so unguarded, either emotionally or in their musical ambitions. the result is as haunting as ever.” – rolling stone
“i see you…sounds like an attempt to incorporate everyone’s talents into a new version of their sound, one true to their roots but richer and more varied.” - pitchfork (best new music, 8.4/10)
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