The XX ‎– XX

XL Recordings ‎– XL LP 450, Young Turks ‎– YT031LP
Vinyl, LP, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Intro 2:08
A2 VCR 2:57
A3 Crystalised 3:22
A4 Islands 2:41
A5 Heart Skipped A Beat 4:02
A6 Hot Like Fire
Music By, Lyrics By – M. Elliott*, T. Mosley*
B1 Fantasy 2:38
B2 Shelter 4:30
B3 Basic Space 3:08
B4 Infinity 5:13
B5 Night Time 3:37
B6 Stars 4:23

Companies, etc.



Comes in a die-cut cover with folded poster with lyrics insert.
Contains a card with a unique code for a free mp3 download of the album.

A6 is a vinyl album only bonus track.

Recorded at XL Studios, West London between December 2008 and April 2009.
Mixed at XL Studios between April 2009 and May 2009.
Mastered at The Exchange, Camden.

℗ 2009 Young Turks. © 2009 Young Turks.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 634904045012
  • Barcode (Text): 6 34904 04501 2
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side): YT031LP | XL LP-450 A1 | B972408-01 A1 | NILZ - THE EXCHANGE Ⓤ
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side): YT031LP | XL LP-450 B1 | B972408-01 B1 | NILZ - THE EXCHANGE Ⓤ
  • Pressing Plant ID (Both Sides Etched): Ⓤ

Other Versions (5 of 32) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
YT031CDX The XX XX(CD, Album) Young Turks YT031CDX UK 2009 Sell This Version
YT031CDJ xx* xx(CD, Album) Young Turks YT031CDJ Japan 2010 Sell This Version
XLCD 450 The XX xx(CD, Album, Dig) XL Recordings XLCD 450 US 2009 Sell This Version
YT-31CDJP The XX xx(CD, Album, RE) Young Turks YT-31CDJP Japan 2017 Sell This Version
NIL The XX xx(CDr, Album, Promo) Young Turks, XL Recordings NIL France 2009 Sell This Version


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June 13, 2019

What you have here is the perfect test record for your speakers, especially if you have a sub. The bass on "Fantasy" is unbelievable. "Stars" reaches some serious ocean-trench depths too. I didn't know my monitors could do... that. Not just the low end, it's excellent across the whole sound spectrum. Wow.


February 14, 2019
edited 4 months ago

Love this pressing, what a great album! I had the copy from the 2017 version Young Turks (, and it was terrible, I tried two of them but gave up, just bought this one instead, and this is so much better! Very clean and the sonics..


May 9, 2018

Agree with the other posts...amazing sonics - depth and breadth - divine atmospherics...


September 8, 2016
Added note: the track "Hot Like Fire" is out of order with the track listing inside the jacket.


January 3, 2016

Absolutely awesome press. This is a great album, I recommend it for those with eclectic taste in music, as it has quite a varied (yet complimentary) track listing. Suitable for pretty much any atmosphere: dinner parties, chilled Sundays, study etc.


October 22, 2015
One of the best sounding records I have in my collection, just brilliant.