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on 11 May 2012
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.
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on 27 April 2012
This is the most exciting Spiritualized album for a while. A strong pop sensibility mixes with an out-there experimentation and comes out sounding very special. A few Velvet Underground references seem to be in there, not least the title's nod to White Light / White Heat.
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on 11 May 2012
abslotuely brilliant, beyondest of beyond... everything i ever hoped for and more
long long may it ring
loud in my ears & heart forever
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on 19 April 2012
Buy this on lovely double white vinyl and enjoy. If you are a fan you know what to expect & who cares if there's no new ground here you either love this band or not.Pure aural listening pleasure for the true music fan.
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What Genius!!! As A long long term fan, from way back when Jason Spaceman was in Spacemen 3, this is up there with the best.Everything you'd want from a spiritualized record.This feels invigorated, almost a debut!!!There is a freshness you'd not expect from a musician who has been making music for over 25 years!!!you should buy the hard copy, as the lyrics are included. there is a naivety to the singing I love. The storming 'Hey Jane' even references directlt the other great 'jane', of Velvet's 'Sweet Jane'. Other little playful references, may be? In "Too Late" 'Don't play with fire' maybe a reference to the Spaceman 3 swansong of utter magnificence....Dedicated is name checked too perhaps....Listen Loud and Love.
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on 9 June 2012
A grower but worth waiting for it to grow. No Spiritualized would be a loss so be happy that they're still with us.
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on 18 April 2012
A very uninspiring, quite dull album by spiritualized's standards. I felt myself drifting off listening to this...but not in the same enjoyable way experienced in lazer guided melodies....more of a bored, distracted way... with the album fading into the background.

Yes there are some cracking sings on here...Hey Jane, Freedom, So long you pretty thing...but the rest are B-side standard; the kind of songs theyve done in the past only a lot better.

I always give albums a fair few listens to give them time to grow. This got worse with each listen.

Not great at all.
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on 18 April 2012
I've been listening to some seventies music, bands like ELO and Queen...then I've listened to this and can see we're in a exceedingly dull time for musical inspiration. For me there is neither vibrancy nor any interesting lyrical content with Huh? and the best I can say is it is social commentary. Like the cover art it appears bland and becomes tedious towards the end of each and every song. I guess being patted on the back for refining those endings on previous numbers the guy has turned it into a speciality, and over-reached himself?
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