The xx + Nite Jewel
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The xx have managed to turn hushed, downtempo trip-hop into an arena act. That's like a winning NBA team that only shoots from between the legs. The London trio's sophomore album, Coexist, was kind of slept-on, because it was rather similar to the first. But the debut is a modern classic, so good for them. In a world of tarted-up pop singers and brash electro, it's refreshing that an act that works in subtlety can out-sexy the sexpots and rock the charts.