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Riff: The xx – “Angels”

Jul 29, 2012

If someone believed me/They would be as in love with you as I am

from Angels lyrics by The xx

Mining the same minimalist reverb tension the new crew of teenagers in love struck past gold, Romy Madley-Croft’s pillow-side coo leaves doubtless past heart-tearings, with mile-away tambourine shakes and a bridge-chorus so boiled down R&B tender a new stride it coddles its own unrequited love.

Riff by Gavin Paul

Gavin Paul is SONGLYRICS' Editor-in-Chief. Chicago-bred, New York-sculpted, his words and ideas have appeared in publications ranging from Spin and Rolling Stone to The Chicago Sun-Times and Arborist News.

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