1. Beneath The xx’s tightly controlled image-making lays music that’s raw and vulnerable; shy, worried tentativeness is wired into a sound that shimmers powerfully, but remains as fragile and delicate as a soap bubble.
Watch The xx play the Tiny Desk. 
Photo:Gabriella Demczuk/NPR

    Beneath The xx’s tightly controlled image-making lays music that’s raw and vulnerable; shy, worried tentativeness is wired into a sound that shimmers powerfully, but remains as fragile and delicate as a soap bubble.

    Watch The xx play the Tiny Desk.

    Photo:Gabriella Demczuk/NPR