In an uneasy atmosphere of sales slumps, stifled creativity, and a rapidly changing industry, few labels have remained as consistent as XL Recordings. Labels may not get much credit from fans and artists will always be the stars, but the track record of XL is undeniable.
Since 1989, when the label was formed, XL has not only released commercially successful projects (like Adele), but they’ve constantly pushed boundaries, taking on projects deemed too risky for the majors and giving the artists enough freedom to do things right. With releases by Jack White, The xx, Jai Paul, Bobby Womack, and more in 2012, the label is looking as strong as ever.
For once, let’s show some love to the label. Here’s a list of XL Recordings’ Greatest Hits.
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