Musically, the Mercury Prize mauled September. While the 'prestigious' award reclaimed its patchy dignity, saluting the well-deserved XX, we're already looking forward with the XxXy. Far from a being a topical tribute act, the XxXy bring dubstep from the darkest corners of the twilight hours. Around about the same place DJ Shadow must have been working on new tracks.
In stark contrast we heard glistening jubilation when Aeroplanes partnered Chromeo and felt pure jubilation at the return of Mr Edwyn Collins.
Oh, and sorry I was late, I was on holiday...
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