The XX ‎– XX

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Winner of Mercury Music Prize 2010.

Tracklist

Intro 2:08
VCR 2:57
Crystalised 3:22
Islands 2:41
Heart Skipped A Beat 4:02
Fantasy 2:38
Shelter 4:30
Basic Space 3:08
Infinity 5:13
Night Time 3:37
Stars 4:23

Versions (38)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
YT031CDX The XX XX(CD, Album) Young Turks YT031CDX UK 2009 Sell This Version
YT031CD The XX XX(CD, Album) Soyuz Music, Young Turks YT031CD Russia 2009 Sell This Version
YT031CD The XX XX(CD, Album, Dig) Young Turks YT031CD Europe 2009 Sell This Version
XL CD 450 The XX XX(CD, Album, Promo) XL Recordings XL CD 450 US 2009 Sell This Version
XL LP 450, YT031LP The XX XX(LP, Album) XL Recordings, Young Turks XL LP 450, YT031LP US 2009 Sell This Version
none The XX xx(12xFile, AAC, Album, 256) XL Recordings none 2009
BGJ-10012, YT031CDJ The XX xx(CD, Album) Hostess Entertainment Unlimited, Young Turks BGJ-10012, YT031CDJ Japan 2009 Sell This Version
YT031CD The XX xx(CD, Album) Starsing Records YT031CD China 2009 Sell This Version
XLCD450 The XX xx(CD, Album) Young Turks, Remote Control XLCD450 Australia & New Zealand 2009 Sell This Version
HN654CD The XX xx(CD, Album) High Note Records HN654CD Taiwan 2009 Sell This Version
SDX 29182 The XX xx(CD, Album) Young Turks SDX 29182 Mexico 2009 Sell This Version
YT031CD, YT031RTCD The XX xx(CD, Album + CD, Comp + Ltd) Young Turks, Young Turks YT031CD, YT031RTCD UK 2009 Sell This Version
YT031CD, YT031RTCD The XX xx(CD, Album + CD, Comp + Ltd) Young Turks, Young Turks YT031CD, YT031RTCD UK 2009 Sell This Version
YT031CD, YT031RTCD The XX xx(CD, Album + CD, Ltd) Young Turks, Young Turks YT031CD, YT031RTCD UK 2009 Sell This Version
YT031CD, YT031RTCD The XX xx(CD, Album + CDr, Comp + Ltd) Young Turks, Young Turks YT031CD, YT031RTCD UK 2009 Sell This Version
YT031CD The XX xx(CD, Album, Dig) Young Turks, Remote Control YT031CD Australia 2009 Sell This Version
XLCD 450 The XX xx(CD, Album, Dig) XL Recordings XLCD 450 US 2009 Sell This Version
NIL The XX xx(CDr, Album, Promo) Young Turks, XL Recordings NIL France 2009 Sell This Version
YT031P The XX xx(CDr, Album, Promo) Young Turks YT031P UK & Europe 2009 Sell This Version
none The XX xx(CDr, Album, Promo) XL Recordings none US 2009 Sell This Version
NIL The XX xx(CDr, Album, Promo) Young Turks, XL Recordings NIL France 2009 Sell This Version
XL LP 450, YT031LP The xx xx(LP, Album) XL Recordings, Young Turks XL LP 450, YT031LP US 2009 Sell This Version
YT031LP The xx xx(LP, Album) Young Turks YT031LP UK & Europe 2009 Sell This Version
YT031LP, YT031RTCD The XX xx(LP, Album + CD, Ltd) Young Turks, Young Turks YT031LP, YT031RTCD UK & Europe 2009 Sell This Version
YT031 The XX xx(LP, Album, TP) Young Turks YT031 2009 Sell This Version
LAB 10037-2 The XX xx(CD, Album) Young Turks, Lab 344 LAB 10037-2 Brazil 2010 Sell This Version
YT031CDJ xx* xx(CD, Album) Young Turks YT031CDJ Japan 2010 Sell This Version
YT031LP, VF010 The XX xx(LP, Album + 12", S/Sided, Etch + Ltd, Num, Gat) Young Turks, The Vinyl Factory YT031LP, VF010 UK 2010 Sell This Version
XL450 The XX xx(M/Stick, Album, Ltd, RE, Pla) XL Recordings XL450 UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
YT104 The xx xx(11x7", S/Sided, Album, Etch + Box, Ltd) Young Turks YT104 UK, Europe & US 2013 Sell This Version
YT031LP The XX xx(LP, Album, 190) Young Turks YT031LP UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
YT-31CDJP The XX xx(CD, Album, RE) Young Turks YT-31CDJP Japan 2017 Sell This Version
YT031LP The XX xx(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Whi) Young Turks YT031LP UK & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
YT031LPE, YT031LP The XX xx(LP, Album, RE, RP, Gre) Young Turks, Young Turks YT031LPE, YT031LP France 2020 Sell This Version
MBB20070 The xx xx(CD, Album) Selecta, Young Turks MBB20070 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version
XLCD 450 The XX xx(CD, Album, RP, Dig) XL Recordings XLCD 450 US Unknown Sell This Version
XL CD 450 The XX xx(CD, Album, Unofficial, Dig) XL Recordings (2) XL CD 450 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
YT031LP The xx xx(LP, Album, RE) Young Turks YT031LP UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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afjfromfla

afjfromfla

May 13, 2021
referencing xx, LP, Album, 190, YT031LP

I believe this is the release I have tho my runout says A2 and B2 instead of A1 and B1.

Also this is one of the best records ever but everyone knows that already.
SpookyDarren

SpookyDarren

March 27, 2021
referencing xx, LP, Album, RE, RP, Gre, YT031LPE, YT031LP
Wow, this'll give your system a workout to test your bass tolerance. Vinyl is flat, silent and sounds sumptuous. Nice packaging too.
tspencerj

tspencerj

January 20, 2021
referencing xx, LP, Album, RE, YT031LP
Overall a good release - some pops and slight skipping on B-side track 1: Fantasy, but all other tracks play perfectly and sound spot on.
geoffroi

geoffroi

December 21, 2020
referencing xx, LP, Album, RE, RP, Gre, YT031LPE, YT031LP
Good pressing IMO, crazy to see shortage on this item given the fact this is a 2020 repress
wordswords

wordswords

December 14, 2020
edited 5 months ago
referencing XX, CD, Album, YT031CDX
I would venture the appeal of The XX - XX comes from the dreamy delivery.. it exists somewhere between being asleep and waking up; a kind of simple space.
Its innocent childlike melodies seem to fit in before you fully wake up and remember all your worries. I have also listened to this album before I have fallen asleep more than once over the years, and it works to relax the mind for sleep too.

Musically it uses silence and rests very well to provide atmosphere and texture.. it is slow tempo, unhurried, and the soft whispering vocals rise out of the silence and melody very well.
mbayaq

mbayaq

September 12, 2020
referencing xx, LP, Album + 12", S/Sided, Etch + Ltd, Num, Gat, YT031LP, VF010
How does this release sound compared to the normal vinyl? Is it still full of surface noise, sibilance, and pressing defects?
mbayaq

mbayaq

September 12, 2020
edited 8 months ago
referencing xx, LP, Album, RE, RP, Gre, YT031LPE, YT031LP
I've only heard the US pressing for comparison, which is not good. Tons of surface noise and my copy is quite warped. This one is pretty good in comparison. Still has lots of surface noise and pressing defects, but not nearly as many. And the sibilance issue with "sssss" sounds is much less on this. And it is flat which is nice. Definite improvement.
Gh0sT.T0wN

Gh0sT.T0wN

September 2, 2020
referencing xx, LP, Album, RE, RP, Gre, YT031LPE, YT031LP
How does this sound? I'm really a lot curious about that.
natgale

natgale

July 26, 2020
referencing XX, CD, Album, Dig, YT031CD

This was a great little discovery, I first saw them on Jools Holland, and then later I saw them on the Mercury Music Prize show, which they won. This tempted me to get the album, and what a cracking album it is. The album needs to be played loud, it will then get into your soul and blow your mind. It reminds me a lot of the Cure or even a little like the Pixies, but much more calmed down. The whole album flows very well, and there is not a dud track throughout. The main thing I love is the combination of the two lead vocals, one male one female. They both blend well together and each give each other the space to do their bit. An amazing album which I can't stop listening to, it just washes straight through you and leaves you wanting more.

Stand Out Tracks: Crystalised, Islands & Infinity
funkynial

funkynial

July 20, 2020
referencing XX, LP, Album, XL LP 450, YT031LP

Fantastic! Clean, flat and flawless pressing. Nice sound stage. It has a full, rich and expansive sound. I got mine from Amazon. This one was done right!