Bands/Musicians XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster

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List of XL Recordings artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This XL Recordings roster includes both past and present artists. Popular XL Recordings bands and artists are all listed here with information such as what genre the bands fall under and what albums they're known for. If you're looking for any of these XL Recordings band's full discographies then click on their name and you can find them here on Ranker. The artists and bands on this list might be pop, rap, rock, electronic or any other genre, but what they all have in common is that they were signed by XL Recordings.

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Adele is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, MBE is a British singer and songwriter. Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace in 2006. In 2007, she received ...more
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Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul
Alicia Augello Cook, known by the pseudonym Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record ...more
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Atoms for Peace is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Electronic music, Experimental rock, Alternative rock
Atoms For Peace is a British-American electronic supergroup formed in late 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The group consists of Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist ...more
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Azealia Banks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Dirty rap
Azealia Amanda Banks is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Raised in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, Banks pursued an interest in musical theatre at a young age, studying at ...more
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Backwoods Warriors is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Grunge, Folk rock, Post-grunge
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Badly Drawn Boy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Alternative rock, Indie folk, Indie rock
Damon Michael Gough, known by the stage name Badly Drawn Boy, is an English indie singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Gough chose his stage name from the title character in the show Sam ...more
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Basement Jaxx is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Deep house, Tech house, Electronic music
Basement Jaxx are a British electronic dance music duo consisting of Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe . The pair got their name from the regular night club they held in their hometown of ...more
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Be your own PET is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock
Be Your Own Pet was a four-piece punk/garage rock group from Nashville, Tennessee, United States.
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Beck Hansen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Alternative hip hop, Anti-folk, Country rap
Beck Hansen, known by the stage name Beck, is an American singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He rose to fame in the early 1990s with his lo-fi, sonically experimental style, ...more
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Blue Roses is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Blue Roses Folk music
Blue Roses is the recording name of Laura Groves, an English musician originally from Shipley, West Yorkshire, England. Her debut album, Blue Roses, was released in 2009 on XL Recordings. Groves ...more
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Bobby Womack is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Southern soul, Doo-wop, Soul blues
Robert Dwayne "Bobby" Womack was an American singer-songwriter and musician. Since the early 1960s, when he started his career as the lead singer of his family musical group the ...more
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Breakbeat Era is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Breakbeat Era Electronic music, Drum and bass
Breakbeat Era was a short-lived British project, that combined the breakbeat talent of drum and bass producers, Roni Size and DJ Die, with the vocals of singer Leonie Laws. Spearheaded by the ...more
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Cajun Dance Party is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Cajun Dance Party Indie, Indie rock
Cajun Dance Party were a five-piece band based in London, England, United Kingdom. They originally consisted of Robbie Stern, Max Bloom, Daniel Blumberg, Will Vignoles, and Vicky Freund. ...more
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Devendra Banhart is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Psychedelic folk, Folk music, New Weird America
Devendra Obi Banhart is a Venezuelan American singer-songwriter and visual artist. Banhart was born in Houston, Texas and was raised by his mother in Venezuela, until he moved to California as a ...more
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Discovery is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Discovery Indie pop, Electronic music, Electronic rock
Discovery is the American indie rock, electronic recording project of Rostam Batmanglij, the keyboardist from Vampire Weekend, and Wesley Miles, the vocalist from Ra Ra Riot, friends who began ...more
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Dizzee Rascal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Hip hop music, Bassline, Dubstep
Dylan Mills, better known by his stage name Dizzee Rascal, is an English grime MC, songwriter and record producer with Ghanaian and Nigerian roots. His music is a blend of grime, UK garage, ...more
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Ed O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Electronic music, Experimental rock, Alternative rock
Edward John "Ed" O'Brien is an English musician, songwriter, and guitarist for the rock band Radiohead. He is also responsible for harmony vocals during live concerts and on many ...more
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Electric Six is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Pop punk, New Wave, Dance-punk
Electric Six is a six-piece band from Detroit, Michigan. Their style has been described as a brand of rock music infused with elements of "Garage, disco, punk rock, new wave, and ...more
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Elvis Perkins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Folk rock
Elvis Perkins is an American folk-rock recording artist. He released his debut studio album, Ash Wednesday, in 2007. He subsequently toured in support of the album with his band Elvis Perkins in ...more
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Empirion is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Empirion Industrial music, Electronica, Techno
Empirion are a British industrial techno band, from Essex, England. They were formed in 1993, and the original line up consisted of Austin Morsely, Bob Glennie and Jamie Smart.
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Ezra Koenig is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Alternative rock, Indie rock
Ezra Michael Koenig is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He is the lead vocalist and guitarist of the indie rock band Vampire Weekend.
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Faris Badwan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Indie pop, Garage rock, Classical music
Farris Rotter is a member of the musical group The Horrors.
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Friendly Fires is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Indie pop, Synthpop, Shoegazing
Friendly Fires are an English band from St Albans, Hertfordshire, England. They are currently signed to XL Recordings. Their self-titled debut album was released on 1 September 2008 and was ...more
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Giggs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Rhythm and blues
Nathaniel Thompson, better known by his stage name Giggs, is an English rapper with Caribbean roots. Giggs is signed to XL Recordings since 2010. He released his debut studio album Walk in da ...more
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Gil Scott-Heron is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list XL Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Spoken Word Soul, Fusion, Jazz-funk
Gilbert "Gil" Scott-Heron was an American soul and jazz poet, musician, and author, known primarily for his work as a spoken word performer in the 1970s and '80s. His collaborative ...more