Shakira covers the xx 's "Islands" at Glastonbury

by Maria Schurr

30 June 2010

 

At this past weekend’s Glastonbury Festival, Colombian pop sensation Shakira revealed that she too was a fan of the much revered indie wunderkinds the xx. She then launched into a cover of “Islands”, a highlight from the band’s self-titled 2009 debut. Although less intimate than the original, Shakira has managed to amplify the tremendous pop sensibilities embedded beneath Romy Madley Croft’s and Oliver Sim’s hushed coos. And, as great as the xx are, it’s probably safe to say that Shakira can cut a rug better.

Topics: shakira | the xx

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