The xx - XX
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The Best Debut Albums Of All Time
11. The xx - XX
The South West London trio lost a member (Baria Qureshi) while they birthed their debut album, but they gained an identity. Their low-key dream pop is impenetrable at first listen, but the interplay between Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim’s voices is the key. Add to that a sparse, but precise musical soundscape from Jamie Smith and a whole world opens up. One of the most acclaimed debuts of recent times.