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The xx Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records

Extremely sad and breathtakingly sparse, the xx are certainly the best band to spend a good solid week crying to. Formed with the production savvy of electronic wizkid Jamie xx alongside Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim, the band's first record ...read more »

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The xx
On Hold (Jamie xx Remix) / A Violent Noise (Four Tet Remix)

Elliott School alumni remix project here as The XX's Jamie XX remixes the XX's 'Hold On' whilst on the flip slightly older former pupil Four Tet brings his remix skills to 'A Violent Noise'. Very, very limited release and we've only got a handful of these 12"s so you'd better be...view item »

The xx
On Hold

It looks like The xx are at it again, ready to do to dance music all that they did to indie. The iron grip of Jamie xx tightens even more as the group moves to increasingly dancier territories, this time over a chopped Hall and Oates vocal. This tale of a relationship gone awry comes in a silver mirror sleeve so you can watch yo...view item »

The xx
I See You

Are you ready to weep? Here come sad Londoners the XX with a brand new album and following on from Jamie's solo success it sounds like they've brought some upbeat dance floor energy into their misery. Hall and Oates sampling lead single 'On Hold' shows them sounding relatively upbeat.  Comes on all sorts of different format...view item »

The xx / Sampha
Reconsider / Without

I like this Sampha dude. From time to time, a track of his appears on the wireless and my ear pricks. I’ve already reviewed his debut mini album ...view item »

The xx
Fiction

So, big news! Young Turks have finally figured out that they need to shrinkwrap these xx 7”s. Happy dayz. Now, I’m not offended by The xx but I’ve never really got into ‘em. This is mainly down to the fact that they used to advertise their war...view item »

The xx
Angels / Chained

I desperately want to be irritated by The xx. That second album is just more of the same but that’s fine by me. I’d get more angry if they TV On The Radio’d it by over egging puddings and ruining their ...view item »

The xx
Coexist

Well well well. I knew I was right about these being something special like, but I never expected their post-modern take on the sensitive indie-soul of Everything But The Girl to be quite the world-beater it has been. Then again the vocalistic dynamic between the girl Romy and ...view item »

The xx
xx

Fucking obsessed with this album. True, bits are a bit samey, what with the ultra minimal stripped back style they employ, the harmonies are lush and the dinky guitar lines are so emotive, can't get these simple, smoky, mellow tunes out of my head. At last, a true marriage of soul & indie that doesn't make you balk at the idea. The sleeves ...view item »

The xx
VCR

"Ok" band in Mercury Music Prize win shocker. It was reasonably pleasing to see a fairly good band win the Mercury wasn't it? They seem like very nice people and their music certainly has its moments, I mean, they aren't brilliant but I've heard worse definitely. So while the winsome threesome go back the studio and panic about what on earth the...view item »

The xx
Islands

It was inevitable The XX would eventually succumb to the Dubstep treatment on one of their classy remix twelves. I'm unsure what to make of the Untold re-rub of 'Islands'. I can tell it's good but i'm still thrown by the arrangement. The cool, morphing sub-bass textures and clip-clop beat are entwined with vocal snippets from the original which jus...view item »

The XX, White Lies, Units, Various
remixed by Rory Phillips

Got this four track remix EP from Trash DJ and super remix dude Rory Phillips. With mixes of The XX's 'Crystalised', White Lies's 'Farewell to the Fairground', Eine Kleine Nachtmusik's 'Feuerprobe' and a classic mix in the form of The Units' 'High Pressure Days' there should be something here for everyone. 'Crysalised' is given a moony synth rework...view item »

The xx
Basic Space

The xx 'Basic Space' 7" has found its way onto the turntable and is rotating and gyrating slinky boy/ girl (or man/woman) vocals at me. The song is fairly minimal in its construction and centers around simple percussion and a warm melody. It's a moody tune that is really well executed. Brian has piped up that he wasn't mad keen on the first si...view item »

The xx
Crystalised

The press release for 'Crystalised' by The xx is totally baffling. It mentions all these people that they couldn't possibly sound any less like, barring The Cure or Cocorosie at quite a push. It's not like Mariah Carey or Missy Elliott or Rhianna and god only knows what their MPC-playing 'beats' guy is doing on this one. It's quite like The Durutti...view item »