The XX – XX

★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening

What’s it sound like?

Precious trio that creates spacious but intimate indie rock


An incredible debut album for modern indie. Its very sparse but incredibly effective, somehow they’re able to sound both as expansive as a desert landscape and intimate as a dark cozy room.

A technically basic album, the dual vocals of Romy and Oliver are hard not to love. Jamie xx has proven himself to be a master of texture and there’s a certain atmosphere that’s captured well here. By letting single notes hang and drift or adding some bits of wobbly bass he creates a distinct and fresh sound.

This album stands the test of time and has left an impression on indie rock.

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