The XX

I was truly the last person on the planet to appreciate The XX.

At first I was bewildered why it was so lavishly praised through all quarters, I think I've been converted by the release of VCR. In places it is a work of beauty after a few listens, certainly one record you can put on and enjoy no matter what mood you are in.

Rough trade voted it number one album of 2009 and you can buy a bonus CD with five tracks exclusively through them here.