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Yes, of course, our Album of the Year 2009 is 'XX' by The xx. Those who know me will have seen it coming - my room at uni has so many X's in it that it looks like their merch stand. But this is an album impossible for me to ignore.

Released in mid-August it woudl initally seem like the least summery record ever, but in actual fact it complimented the back drop of heady mid-summer nights perfectly. It's telling that as well as toppiong countless end of year lists, it has already earned places in Best of the Decade lists, only 4 months after release. It's an album that operates completely in its own space and time, free from ....

5:56 a.m. Friday 1st January 2010 EST
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