The xx - Coexist

The XX - Coexist LP

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Anyone expecting a dense pop production won't find it in "Angels," a ballad which feels a bit like an introduction to a more lavish song; if past hits like "Crystalised" were spare, then "Angels" is positively barren. Opening, characteristically enough, with a clean but woozy guitar, the new song doesn't get much more bombastic from there: A few snare taps and a low rumble join the most elemental guitar lines as the few adornments for Romy Madley Croft's naked expressions of devotion.

"You move through the room, like breathing was easy," she sings, adding, "If someone believed me, they would be as in love with you as I am." A gentle love song made all the more disarming for its simplicity, "Angels" ratchets up the tension using the fewest possible ingredients.

1. [2:51] Angels
2. [2:47] Chained
3. [2:56] Fiction
4. [3:15] Try
5. [3:57] Reunion
6. [3:38] Sunset
7. [3:33] Missing
8. [3:01] Tides
9. [3:02] Unfold
10. [4:59] Swept Away
11. [3:13] Our Song

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