Sweet Heart Sweet Light
Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light
Critic Score
Based on 31 reviews
2012 Rank: #63 / 929
User Score
Based on 148 ratings
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Tiny Mix Tapes

Truly, Sweet Heart, Sweet Light is one of those gorgeous things and, if nothing else, the most profound late statement Spaceman has given us in a decade.

90
Consequence of Sound

Sweet Heart, Sweet Light covers a broad aural spectrum from surrealistic haze to outward pop and as such, is some of Jason Pierce’s and Spiritualized’s best material since Ladies and Gentlemen.

88
Pitchfork

It's not a drastic transformation as much as an acute refinement.

85
Beats Per Minute

Spiritualized have mastered the use of these instruments to be able to lift a song effortlessly from its standard verse into a magnificent chorus.

83
A.V. Club

From its opening moments, in fact, Sweet Heart packs in one of Pierce’s most impressive works yet. 

80
Under The Radar

Iit's another resounding triumph for Pierce.

80
PopMatters

Though there’s no shortage of beauty or orchestral decoration on Sweet Heart Sweet Light, the influence of a middle age precipice on those pop trappings gives the album a rare and yes, spiritual, power.

80
musicOMH

This is the best and most complete set of songs Spiritualized have made since Ladies And Gentlemen. 

80
The 405

His tendency for perfection shines through once again on an album put together by an obsessive personality – in more than one sense.

70
NME

This record is, as you’d expect, by turns breathtaking, entrancing, deafening and challenging, and Spiritualized are still the Vatican of bands.

60
Drowned in Sound

The atmosphere of utter, abject sorrow is never properly established enough to get your guts and I don’t get my gateway track.

Nov 6, 2017
itsyahboinoah
85
I have never listen to any of Spiritualized discography but after hearing this album, i damn will now. Their LP "Truly, Sweet Heart, Sweet Light" coat a wide array of space rock, chamber pop and neo-psychedelia that feels more purification with the blissful soundscape.Their single track alone "Hey Jane" is a great example of the band displaying a catchy melody and evolving throughout the tune. Some tracks of the track-list feels more uplifting and cheerful. One of the best ... read more
Nov 13, 2015
82
What the Dandy Warhols and the Brian Jonestown Massacre would sound like if they put on their pants and stopped playing with each other's dicks.
Dec 4, 2014
SiberianBreaks
85
J Spaceman returns with what's possibly the best Spiritualized album since 1997. Even though it's their most straightforward effort yet with the album showing little signs of space rock, it's no doubt that these are some of the most gorgeous songs I've heard in a while.

Favourite tracks: Hey Jane, Little Girl, So Long You Pretty Thing
Track List
  1. Hey Jane 
  2. Little Girl 
  3. Get What You 
  4. Too Late 
  5. Heading for the Top 
  6. Freedom 
  7. I Am What I Am 
  8. Mary 
  9. Life Is a Problem 
  10. So Long You Pretty Things


Added on: December 7, 2011