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British trio the xx have won this year’s Barclaycard Mercury Prize for their self-titled debut released last August by Young Turks Records. Established in 1992, the prize recognizes the best British album of the year, as determined by a panel of musicians, journalists and industry pros.

In addition to garnering £20,000 in prize money, the dour 21-year-olds join such artists as Portishead and Arctic Monkeys among the acts who have won the coveted prize for their first full-length efforts.

Dark, minimalist, sensual, and perhaps best described as “Sade for the black trenchcoat crowd,” the xx’s music has been featured on “Gossip Girl,” “90210,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Cold Case,” and during the BBC’s general election coverage.