The xx Albums Ranked

The xx are an English indie pop band from Wandsworth, London, formed in 2005. The band consists of Romy Madley Croft (guitar, vocals), Oliver Sim (bass guitar, vocals), Jamie Smith, also known as Jamie xx (beats, MPC, record production), and formerly Baria Qureshi (keyboard, guitar). They are known for their distinct and minimalist sound that blends indie pop, indie electronic, indie rock, dream pop, and electro-rock and the dual vocalist setup of both Croft and Sim. Their music employs soft, echoed guitar, prominent bass, light electronic beats, and ambient soundscape backgrounds. After a four-year lapse between releases, including Smith’s solo debut in 2015, In Colour, the band released their third album, I See You, on 13 January 2017, which debuted to critical acclaim and peaked at number one in the UK and number two on the Billboard 200. Here are all of The xx albums ranked.

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3. I See You (2017)

“This one isn’t better. It holds its own in a new way. It’s maybe more danceable than their other albums, but the melodies and lyrics are equally as thoughtful and yearning and sad and shamelessly romantic and somehow with a nearly mystical sense running through it all like the breath of gods on a summer night.”

2. Coexist (2012)

“All of the songs on each of the albums are really so chill. They could put me to sleep. The lyrics are so great and you can tell they really sing from the heart. I am absolutely in love with this album. This comes to no surprise because the xx never ceases to amaze me. The chill beats are perfect for just relaxing in your room and reading.”

1. xx (2009)

“Minimalistic indie dream pop that almost reaches perfection. The intro might be one of the most iconic album openers ever. The xx debut reminds us that music that is spacially aware can also be catchy and even danceable. Very soothing, very mellow sound. The vocals are effortlessly delivered, and the interplay between the two is excellent.”