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The xx

The xx artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Concerts

The xx performs at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

April 24, 2010 Hear the dance-pop group Hot Chip and hypnotic rock band The xx live from Washington, D.C.

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Studio Sessions

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March 25, 2013 The Mercury Prize-winning London band plays hauntingly spare songs from its second album, Coexist.

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Interviews & Profiles

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September 17, 2010 The trio known for its dark, atmospheric songs took home one of Britain's most prestigious awards.

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Discover Songs

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December 14, 2009 All Songs Considered looks at the best new bands, best songs, biggest surprises and more from 2009.

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December 7, 2009 All Songs Considered listeners pick the top 25 albums of 2009.

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October 13, 2009 The latest mix from All Songs Considered features new music from Vampire Weekend and more.

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The xx; courtesy of the artist

October 12, 2009 The xx isn't afraid to show love for commercial pop music, but offers a different perspective.

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April 16, 2009 To date, they may only have a single out, but the London four-piece band The xx is one to watch.

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News

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September 8, 2010 The debut from the British trio won the 2010 prize for best album released in the last year.

Reviews

The xx; courtesy of the artist

October 12, 2009 The xx isn't afraid to show love for commercial pop music, but offers a different perspective.

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April 16, 2009 To date, they may only have a single out, but the London four-piece band The xx is one to watch.

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More Stories

Mix tape

February 8, 2012 On this edition of All Songs Considered, listeners dedicate songs to the people they love.

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Emerson String Quartet

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

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Wye Oak

Exclusive performances from the pop duo from Baltimore.

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M.I.A.

Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

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  • Album: XX [Bonus Track]
  • Artist: The xx
  • Label: XL
  • Released: 2009