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The xx; credit: Shantel Mitchell

June 11, 2010 The xx's self-titled 2009 album thrust the London band to the forefront of indie-rock stardom.

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June 16, 2010 The NPR Music gang examines some of the highlights from this year's Bonnaroo Music Festival.

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December 15, 2009 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his Top 10 favorite albums of 2009.

The xx; credit: Owen Richards

November 5, 2009 In "Crystalised," The xx describes two damaged lovers who are torn apart by their own insecurities.

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Reviews

Cover art for Coexist.

September 14, 2012 On the follow-up to its moody debut, the Mercury Prize-winning British band magnifies its grooves.

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Cover art for Coexist.

July 16, 2012 From a new album, the spare ballad "Angels" feels a bit like the introduction to a more lavish song.

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December 28, 2010 Listen to a studio session from this year's Mercury Prize winners.

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December 8, 2009 For the coolest kids on the scene, The xx's members sound reassuringly vulnerable.

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The xx; credit: Owen Richards

November 5, 2009 In "Crystalised," The xx describes two damaged lovers who are torn apart by their own insecurities.

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More Stories

The xx performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Jan. 29, 2013.

February 11, 2013 In The xx's songs, all the calm chilliness in the world can't quite contain an exposed heart.

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The xx's new album, Coexist, comes out Sept. 11.

September 2, 2012 The xx's songs billow out softly and quietly, with only pretty guitar lines to lessen the tension.

The xx (clockwise from upper left), Cate Le Bon, Frank Ocean and Dan Deacon.

July 17, 2012 Hear the first new song from The xx since the group's 2009 debut, plus Dan Deacon, Amirali and more.

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  • Album: XX
  • Artist: The xx
  • Label: XL
  • Released: 2009