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Riff: The xx – “Angels”

Jul 29, 2012

Like dreaming of angels/And leaving without them

from Angels lyrics by The xx

Even those sporadic, spine-tingling snare rolls fail to conceal the fact Romy Madley-Croft’s sweet, sweet nothings go ultimately unheard in “Angels’” eerie vacuum chamber. And that’s because there is no ‘angel’, and there never, ever was.

Riff by Jess Grant

Jess Grant is a UK-based staff writer for SongLyrics. Her articles were initially published by local newspapers and zines; she now writes reviews and features for a wide range of international, award winning art publications.

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