Click Track: The xx

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Taking sides: Top 5 albums of 2011 — so far

Albums by Bon Iver, Adele and [Expletive] Up are among the year’s best at the halfway point.

By David Malitz, Allison Stewart and Chris Richards  |  01:00 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 11/30/2010

Singles file: Best Coast and Wavves, Keri Hilson, Iron & Wine

Best Coast and Wavves, winter loving. (Josh Sisk, Richard Lipski/FTWP) A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind... Best Coast and Wavves: "Got Something for You" The inevitable collaboration between Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino and boyfriend/Wavves frontman...

By Allison Stewart  |  11:45 AM ET, 11/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 09/08/2010

The xx win Mercury Prize; ELO member killed by hay bale; Mark David Chapman denied parole

By David Malitz - It's about time to stop calling The xx upstarts now that the young British group has taken home the Mercury Prize for its self-titled debut album. The band defeated the likes of Paul Weller, Mumford...

By David Malitz  |  08:25 AM ET, 09/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 07/21/2010

Polls: If you cared about the Mercury Prize, who would you like to see win it?

The xx, photographed performing live in Washington in March, are up for the Mercury Prize. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By Chris Richards My personal resentment for England's Mercury Prize is rooted in envy. Every year since 1992, the Brits have handed out...

By Chris Richards  |  12:45 PM ET, 07/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 07/21/2010

The xx and Dizzee Rascal lead Mercury Prize nominees; Big Star bassist Andy Hummel passes away; Live Nation offers $10 tickets

By David Malitz - Moody young indie-soul group The xx and grime rapper Dizzee Rascal lead the 2010 list of Mercury Prize nominees. Other nominees for the prestigious award for best U.K. or Irish album include Paul Weller, Mumford...

By David Malitz  |  09:00 AM ET, 07/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 03/29/2010

In concert: The xx

The xx played two sold-out shows at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue Sunday. (All photos by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By Ally Schweitzer British trio the xx, lauded in the blogosphere for its minimalist approach to angsty pop music, pack a lot...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  12:30 PM ET, 03/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)