Producer: The xx
Album: xx


Nothing epitomizes The xx as well as the band's first single, "Crystalised." It was electric and it was pop—but it was unlike anything before it. Somehow the boy-girl vocals gave the whole thing this sexy feel even though the delivery lacked any real emotion. It was dark and minimal, but still managed to be one of the catchiest songs of the year. It's a sound many have tried to replicate, but so far none have recreated that same magic that The xx made with this track.