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The xx is a three-headed English indie band, formed in WandsworthLondon in 2005. They released their debut album, xx, in August 2009, that high in many "best of 2009" lists stood, including on the first place of The Guardian and silver on the list of NME. In 2010 they won the Mercury Music Prize for their debut album. The second album Coexist,, was released on 10 september 2012.

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The band existed until november 2009 from four members around the age of 20 years: Romy Madley Croft, Baria Qureshi. Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith. Qureshi left the band In november 2009. [1The band members had met at Elliot School in London, where also other famous artists including Hot ChipBurial and Four Tet at school have been sitting. [2]

The band's debut album, xx, was well received and got among other things the Universal acclaim rating (universal acclaim) on Metacritic[3and got a high listing in the Best of the year-list of Rolling Stone (ninth place) and NME (second). [4[5the band was known for a high listing in the Future 50 list of the British music magazine NME and positive reviews at websites like Pitchfork. The self-titled debut album by the band was released on 17 August 2009 at Young Turk Records. Crystalised the single of the debut album was a week long ' Single of the week ' on iTunes. The band was nominated for "best British album", "best British breakthrough" and "best British band" at theBrit Awards on February 15, 2011 's that were held in the O2 Arena in London, but they won in no category.

Jamie Smith announced In december 2011 that they wanted to release their 2e plate for the festivals of the next year and that it was inspired by "club music".

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The majority of stuff I'm working on now is The xx stuff. We're just about to start recording. Hopefully we'll get it done in time for most festivals next year, because that's the most fun.

We've all come back off tour and been partying a bit more. We left when we were 17 and we missed out on that chunk of our lives when everyone else was partying. Club music has definitely had an influence on the next record.---- Most of the things I have to work now to do with The xx. We are about to start with the recordings. Hopefully we will get it ready in time for most festivals, because that is the most fun. We all came from the tour, and went again some more events. We stopped them when we were seventeen and we missed the piece of our lives that we always loved parties. Club music has definitely had an impact on our next record. — Jamie Smith

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Album with any chart positions (and)

in the Dutch Album Top 100

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position

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xx 17-08-2009 12-09-2009 52 26
Coexist 10-09-2012 15-09-2012 4 6 *
Album with chart positions (and)

in the Flemish Ultratop 200 albums

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appear

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entry

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position

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weeks

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xx 2009 19-09-2009 9 76 * Gold
Coexist 2012 15-09-2012 1 (1wk) 1 *

Singles[Edit]Edit

Single with chart positions (and)

in the Flemish Ultratop 50

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Date of

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position

Number Of

weeks

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Islands 2009 27-02-2010 16 2
Angels 2012 28-07-2012 38 1
Reunion 2012 24-11-2012 tip30 -
Chained 2012 01-12-2012 47 1
Fiction 2013 29-06-2013 tip81 *

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