The xx: “The xx”
There’s something that’s ever so slightly misleading—though not, strictly speaking, untrue—about the way new band The xx has been characterized by the British rock rags and indie music blogs. Critics are fawning over these young British upstarts, just barely out of their teens, for their internalization of modern R&B—a singular and stylish trick, to be sure—but club-ready Timbaland beats these are not. Debut album The xx isn’t a party album: It’s a hazy hangover album, music for the morning after.
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