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The xx ages with grace on latest album ‘I See You’

Since the release of the xx’s near-perfect debut, 2009’s eponymous xx, and its fine sequel, 2012’s Coexist, the xx left and re-entered a pop space that has undergone a drastic tonal shift that they’ve helped to pioneer. There are acts like the Chainsmokers, who pilfered the hazy romantic chords of
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Tunesday: Genre-bending Covers

There are covers, and then there are genre-bending covers, in which artists take a piece of popular culture and reimagine it into a completely different style (whether that style is their own or a totally separate one). These covers can often be as compelling or interesting as the originals and
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Jamie xx delivers luscious sounds in debut album

A packed nightclub can be the loneliest place in the universe — a paradox that Jamie xx instinctively understands. As the producer and DJ has risen to prominence beyond his role as the behind-the-boards maestro for the xx, Jamie xx knows that his sold-out sets are packed with single hearts
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Tunesday – Dedicated to What’s-Your-Name

Dear what’s-your-name, it’s me. I’m that guy who was too scared to say a word to you in your class all semester. I’m that guy who was too nervous to approach you on the bus when I saw you reading one of my favorite novels. I’m that guy who was
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Tunesday: Lively Tunes for a Dead Week

So you’re looking for your second wind after sleepless, suffocating hours studying. Have you been deferring any drudgery until your dissertation looks like defecation? Or perhaps you’re just partying your ass off like it’s a second spring break (certainly the case for me so far). Whatever your situation, hopefully this
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