The Xx unique make-up is an inadvertent second nature marriage of 2009's urban/guitar tribes, in one corner fluttering new wave indebted reverberation, in the other, plumes of post-dubstep sub-bass and figuratively, their defining core of rich R&B vocal textures. The enveloping vocal partnership of Romy and Oliver is one that would've dropped-jaws in any decade this century, and set amidst a shivering soundscape of beats and plucks, their bedroom-reared concrete-soul is being justly heralded as the UK's most original and treasured alt. pop artifact of late.
(The xx are) making hauntingly beautiful music with its electro pop-soul jams and emotive lyrics. --Nylon
Fully formed and thoughtful. (8.7 Best New Music) --Pitchfork
The xx are worth the hype. --NPR, All Things Considered