A trio known for its dark, atmospheric songs, The xx took home one of Britain's most prestigious awards. Aliya Naumoff hide caption

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The xx: Mercury Prize Winners At 21

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The xx performs at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. Shantel Mitchell hide caption

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Listen Now: Hot Chip In Concert

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All Songs Considered Listeners Pick The Best Music Of 2009

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Vampire Weekend, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Frontman Alec Ounsworth, The XX And More

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The xx: Sparse And Chilling

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Crystalised

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