Angel - Pure X
Angel Image
Metascore
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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the Austin band sees the addition of the touring guitarist Matty Tommy Davidson.
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  1. Apr 3, 2014
    90
    The rich, roomy tonal fidelity on display is a big part of what makes Angel click.
  2. 83
    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.
  3. May 20, 2014
    80
    Almost defiantly ramshackle the mix of classy songcraft and threadbare instrumentation nonetheless makes for a compelling listen. [Jun 2014, p.118]
  4. Apr 3, 2014
    70
    Angel feels like a continuous, slow-motion sunset on a coastline in a dream. It's new territory for Pure X, but when the elements of '70s radio rock and Sunday-morning soul come together, it results in some of their most tuneful moments.
  5. May 21, 2014
    70
    Angel tells a story but it's nothing you haven't heard before.
  6. 70
    Overall, Pure X’s immersive charm remains intact. Only ‘Rain’ betrays the heady sonics of old.
  7. Apr 10, 2014
    50
    It’s a well-crafted, well-performed piece of mediocrity, and that might be the most stinging disappointment of all.

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