After the first couple of listens I was concerned that this was just a "Spiritualized-by-numbers" exercise - Initially it all sounds very familiar in terms of both subject matter and arrangements and nothing immediately grabs your attention (apart from Hey Jane). But give it a bit more time and gradually every track snaps into focus and the classic Spiritualized sense of euphoria builds leaving you with a smile on the face and tear in the eye. I can't tell yet whether this is as good as Ladies & Gentlemen... (it's too early to say - the drug hasn't fully worked it's way through the system yet - hence 4 stars), but early indications are that it could be.
And one more thing - someone please put a preservation order on Jason Pierce! - We need to make sure he keeps making albums of this quality for as long as possible - There is currently no alternative medication available.