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The XX

The XX
self-titled album

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The XX do one thing and do it well: they make college make-out music. Sparse, breathy, and naively sexy.

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The XX do one thing and do it well: they make college make-out music.

Serving a role where Massive Attack and Morcheeba leave off, they make airy electronic music suited for dorm room experimentation. The music is sparse, not quite minimalist, and tailor-made for remixes and mash-ups.

Although the back and forth breathy vocals from Oliver Sim and Romy Madley Croft become redundant over the course of an entire album, individual songs will work great on a “chill-out” or “patio” playlist.

The self-titled album is linear, if not subtle; catchy, if not boring. Tracks will grow on you as quickly as other tracks turn you off. The album is naively sexy, and, once these songwriters have felt heartache once or twice, their future music should have more soul.

Highlights: “VCR” and “Crystalized”

Haiku:
The XX write songs/
For college make-out sessions/
Sparse, chill, and sexy

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