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On June 12, 2013.

On June 12, 2013, “XL” label released “Kveikur”, the seventh Sigur Rós studio album. It was recorded 2012 – 2013, at “Sundlaugin Studio” in Mosfellsbær, Iceland, “Eldorado Recording Studios” in Burbank, California, “Pacifique Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Kjartan Sveinsson, Alex Somers,  Jón Þór Birgisson, Georg Hólm, and Orri Páll Dýrason.


  • Jón Þór Birgisson– vocals, guitar
  • Georg Hólm– bass
  • Orri Páll Dýrason– drums
  • Eiríkur Orri Ólafsson – brassarrangement
  • Daníel Bjarnason – stringarrangement
  • Sigrún Jónsdóttir – brass
  • Eiríkur Orri Ólafsson – brass
  • Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir – brass
  • Borgar Magnason – strings
  • Margrét Árnadóttir – strings
  • Pálína Árnadóttir – strings
  • Una Sveinbjarnardóttir – strings
  • Þórunn Ósk Marinósdóttir – strings

Track listing:

All tracks by Jón Þór Birgisson, Georg Hólm and Orri Páll Dýrason.

  1. Brennisteinn
  2. Hrafntinna
  3. Isjaki
  4. Yfirborð
  5. Stormur
  6. Kveikur
  7. Rafstraumur
  8. Bláþráður
  9. Var

On July 11, 2011.

On July 11, 2011, “XL” label released “Skying”, the third Horrors studio album. It was recorded in 2011, at “Offerclass Ltd”, “Miloco Garden” in London, and was produced by Craig Silvey, Faris Badwan, Joshua Third, Tom Furse, Rhys Webb and Joe Spurgeon.


  • Faris Badwan– vocals
  • Joshua Third – guitar
  • Tom Furse – keyboards
  • Rhys Webb – bass guitar, keyboards
  • Joe Spurgeon – drums
  • Derek Watkins, John Barclay, Mark Nightingale, Martin Owen, Richard Edwards, Richard Watkins – horns

Track listing:

  1. Changing the Rain
  2. You Said
  3. I Can See Through You
  4. Endless Blue
  5. Dive In
  6. Still Life
  7. Wild Eyed
  8. Moving Further Away
  9. Monica Gems
  10. Oceans Burning

On July 4, 1994.

On July 4, 1994, “XL” label released “Music for the Jilted Generation”, the second Prodigy studio album. It was recorded in 1994, at “Earthbound Studios” and “The Strongroom”, and was produced by Liam Howlett and Neil McLellan.


  • Liam Howlett– performing, synthesizers, keyboards, sampling, drum-machines, mixing, engineering
  • Maxim Reality– vocalis
  • Neil McLellan– mixing
  • Pop Will Eat Itself– performer
  • Phil Bent – live flute
  • Lance Riddler – live guitar
  • Les Edwards– inside sleeve painting
  • Stuart Haygarth – front cover
  • Jamie Fry – rear sleeve

Track listing:

All tracks by Liam Howlett, except where noted.

  1. Intro
  2. Break & Enter
  3. Their Law – Liam Howlett, Pop Will Eat Itself
  4. Full Throttle
  5. Voodoo People
  6. Speedway (Theme From Fastlane)
  7. The Heat (The Energy)
  8. Poison
  9. No Good (Start the Dance)
  10. One Love
  11. The Narcotic Suite: 3 Kilos
  12. The Narcotic Suite: Skylined
  13. The Narcotic Suite: Claustrophobic Sting

On June 26, 2000.

On June 26, 2000, “XL” label released “The Hour of Bewilderbeast”, the debut Badly Drawn Boy studio album. It was recorded in 2000, and was produced by Badly Drawn Boy, Gary Wilkinson, Joe Robinson and Ken Nelson. “The Hour of Bewilderbeast” won the 2000 “Mercury Prize”.


  • Badly Drawn Boy (Damon Gough) – vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, lead guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, drum machine,  tambourine, harp, handclaps, whistling, slide guitar, harmonica, Wurlitzer electric piano, keyboards,  organ solo, drum machine organs, percussion, crash cymbal,  vibraphone, xylophone, string arrangement, sound effects
  • Spencer Birtwhistle – drums
  • Adrian Dacre – drums
  • Jimi Goodwin– bass
  • Clare Hewitt – backing vocals
  • Sean Kelly – drums, handclaps
  • Matt McGeever – cello, handclaps
  • Sam Morris – bass, keyboards, French horn, handclaps
  • Northern New Orleans Brass Band – horns
  • Ian Rainford – handclaps
  • Martin Rebelski– Wurlitzer electric piano, clavinet, keyboards
  • Joe Robinson – drum programming, loops, theremin, effects, sound effects
  • Derrick Santini – handclaps
  • Ian Smith – drums, electric guitar, percussion, vibraphone, handclaps
  • Paul Taylor – string arrangements
  • Andy Votel– drum programming, effects, piano, keyboards, strings samples, samples
  • Matt Wardle – piano, organ, synthesizer, keyboards, vocals
  • Gary Wilkinson – keyboards, drum programming, sirens, noises
  • Andy Williams– drums
  • Jez Williams– electric guitar, slide guitar
  • Sophie Williams – handclaps

Track listing:

All tracks by Badly Drawn Boy (Damon Gough).

  1. The Shining
  2. Everybody’s Stalking
  3. Bewilder
  4. Fall in a River
  5. Camping Next to Water
  6. Stone on the Water
  7. Another Pearl
  8. Body Rap
  9. Once Around the Block
  10. This Song
  11. Bewilderbeast
  12. Magic in the Air
  13. Cause a Rockslide
  14. Pissing in the Wind
  15. Blistered Heart
  16. Disillusion
  17. Say It Again
  18. Epitaph

On May 14, 2013.

On May 14, 2013, “XL” label released “Modern Vampires of the City”, the third  Vampire Weekend album. It was recorded in 2013, at “Downtown Studios” in New York City; “Echo Park Back House”, “Vox Studios” in Los Angeles; “Slow Death Studios” in Burbank, and was produced by Rostam Batmanglij. “Modern Vampires of the City” was ranked at number 1 on “Rolling Stone’s” list of the “50 Best Albums of 2013”, and at number one of “Pop Matter’s” list of “The 75 Best Albums of 2013”.


  • Ezra Koenig– lead vocals, piano
  • Rostam Batmanglij– piano, guitars, banjo, vocal harmonies and backing vocals, drum and synth programming, keyboards, shaker, lead vocals
  • Chris Baio– bass
  • Chris Tomson– drums
  • Ariel Rechtshaid– additional drum and synth programming, additional bass, engineering
  • Jeff Curtin – additional drums, engineering
  • Brendan Ryan – accordion
  • Johnny Cuomo – flistle
  • Danny T. Levin – trumpet
  • Elizabeth Lea – trombone
  • Seth Shafer – tuba
  • Adam Schatz – saxophone
  • Angel Deradoorian– backing vocals, additional vocal arrangement
  • Fanny Franklin – backing vocals

Track listing:

All lyrics by Ezra Koenig, except where noted. All music by Rostam Batmanglij and Ezra Koenig, except where noted.

  1. Obvious Bicycle
  2. Unbelievers – music by Ezra Koenig
  3. Step
  4. Diane Young
  5. Don’t Lie – lyrics by Ezra Koenig and Rostam Batmanglij
  6. Hannah Hunt
  7. Everlasting Arms
  8. Finger Back
  9. Worship You
  10. Ya Hey – music Rostam Batmanglij, Ezra Koenig, Ariel Rechtshaid
  11. Hudson – music by Rostam Batmanglij, Ezra Koenig, and Chris Tomson
  12. Young Lion – music and lyrics by Rostam Batmanglij

On September 28, 1992.


On September 28, 1992, “XL” label released “Experience”, the debut Prodigy studio album. It was recorded in 1992, at “Earthbound Studios” and “The Strongroom”, and was produced by Liam Howlett. The album was certified Platinum in UK by “BPI”.


  • Liam Howlett– keyboards, synthesizers, sampling, programming, engineering
  • Maxim Reality– vocals
  • Simone – vocals
  • Alex Garland– artwork
  • Mike Champion – management

Track listing:

All tracks written by Liam Howlett.

  1. Jericho
  2. Music Reach (1/2/3/4)
  3. Wind It Up
  4. Your Love (Remix)
  5. Hyperspeed” (G-Force Part 2)
  6. Charly” (Trip into Drum and Bass Version)
  7. Out of Space
  8. Everybody in the Place” (155 and Rising)
  9. Weather Experience
  10. Fire” (Sunrise Version)
  11. Ruff in the Jungle Bizness
  12. Death of the Prodigy Dancers” (Live)

On February 18, 2011.


On February 18, 2011, Radiohead self released as a download “The King of Limbs”, bands eighth studio album. It was followed by physical CD and 12″ vinyl releases on 28 March and a special “newspaper” edition on 9 May 2011. The physical editions were released through the band’s “Ticker Tape” imprint on “XL” in the United Kingdom, “TBD” in the United States, and “Hostess Entertainment” in Japan. The album was recorded May 2009 – January 2011, in Los Angeles, and was produced by Nigel Godrich.


  • Colin Greenwood
  • Jonny Greenwood
  • Ed O’Brien
  • Phil Selway
  • Thom Yorke
  • Yazz Ahmed – flugelhorn
  • Stanley Donwood– cover art, packaging
  • Noel Langley – flugelhorn
  • The London Telefilmonic Orchestra, led by Levine Andrade, conducted by Robert Ziegler

Track listing

All tracks by Colin Greenwood, Johnny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Phil Selway and Thom Yorlke.

  1. Bloom
  2. Morning Mr Magpie
  3. Little by Little
  4. Feral
  5. Lotus Flower
  6. Codex
  7. Give up the Ghost
  8. Separator