ninetynine — Bande Magnétique
A record that’s just full of minimalist pop music par excellence. It’s one of our overlooked favorites of the last few years, and definitely worth your time.
Young Marble Giants — Colossal Youth
We’re hardly the first to point out the stylistic debt that The xx owe ’80s post-punk band Young Marble Giants, but that doesn’t make the comparison any less valid. The Welsh trio were pioneers of the minimalist synth-driven late-night pop sound that The xx would make their trademark — they only made one album, but it remains a classic of the genre.