Now here’s something that’s aurally delightful and wholly unexpected: Martina Topley-Bird & Mark Lanegan covering a song by The XX. WHAT. “That’s insane!”, you say? Nope! What’s actually insane is how goddamn amazing it sounds: Martina’s delicate pop vocals blend beautifully with Mark’s gruff tenor to create what feels like a mescaline-tinged wander through a desert at night. It is utterly captivating, stripping away most of the original’s instrumental complexity for something far purer. Absolutely wonderful!

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