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Lazy, hazy, beautiful,
By A Customer
This review is from: Complete Works Vol.1 (Audio CD)
Spiritualized became critical darlings with 'Ladies and Gentlemen we are Floating in Space', an album that contained at least as much howling and thrashing as it did trancey calm, but in their earlier years the emphasis was very much on the floaty and the mellow. The music on CDs is often in no hurry to go anywhere, though 'Run', 'I Want You', 'Medication' and 'Good Times' have a good degree of propulsion behind them, and the suspicion that Jason Pierce's inspiration was narcotic in nature becomes a certainty somewhere between Parts 1 and 2 of 'Electric Mainline'. What saves the music from being amorphous wallpaper is the intricacy of the arrangements and the beauty of the melodies, especially on early triumph 'Feel So Sad' which is included here in several very different versions. Put these CDs on, switch on your lava lamp and drift away to somewhere else where things happen very slowly.