The xx : xx

In the back room of their record label, four teenagers from SW London have made one the best pop albums of the year. Yes, The xx are very good. Sophisticated influences that belie their youth, but emphasis their talent, combine to create a coherent mish mash of skeletal 80s indie, 90s rnb duets and 00s nostalgic hindsight. Effortlessly and almost impossibly cool.

Buy at Rough Trade.