Angel

Pure X - Angel
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2014 Ratings: #523 / 845
User Score
Based on 23 ratings
April 1, 2014 / Release Date
LP / Format
Fat Possum / Label
Dream Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Tiny Mix Tapes

The rich, roomy tonal fidelity on display is a big part of what makes Angel click. There’s a true and subtly endearing marriage made here between what’s always made these guys great and a bit of judicious heart-on-the-sleeve traditionalism.

83
Pretty Much Amazing

It’s a heartfelt, narcotic odyssey through the seductive pleasures of lava lamps and black light posters, a kind of escapism that comes in the same strange, silk-screened colors as the novelty lighters and t-shirts one might find at a backwoods southwestern gas station.

74
Pitchfork

All along, Angel just sort of cruises on with tempos pegged to double-digit BPMs and the mood locked on “as mellow as humanly possible.”

70
AllMusic

Instead of sprawling landscapes or harrowing emotional rawness, Angel feels like a continuous, slow-motion sunset on a coastline in a dream.

EMR
76
This album is so beautiful and mellow that sometimes it doesn't even feel right. American dream pop band Pure X returns with a record that showcases small but rich gems of melodic and harmonious sound that connect cohesively with one another. Angel sounds like a escape trip along a sunset lighten highway with wind blowing in your face: a slow moving soundscape that dazzles the listener and softly pleases the ears. The actual lack of changes and sometimes development in these songs is often ... read more
snarekickblues
57
Best Track: Heaven or Wishin' On The Same Star
Worst Track: White Roses
Most Overrated Track: Livin' The Dream
Most Underrated Track: Fly Away With Me Woman
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Track List

  1. Starlight
  2. Valley Of Tears
  3. Livin' The Dream
  4. Every Tomorrow
  5. Fly Away With Me Woman
  6. Heaven
  7. White Roses
  8. Make You Want Me
  9. Rain
  10. Angel
  11. Wishin' On The Same Star
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