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- Sweet Heart Sweet Light

Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light
CRITIC SCORE
80
Based on 25 reviews
2012 Rank: #69 / 897
USER SCORE
81
Based on
141 ratings

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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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.

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.
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
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DETAILS

April 17, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Fat Possum / Label
Space Rock / Genres
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 18 - Beats Per Minute
# 24 - Cokemachineglow
# 22 - Consequence of Sound
# 18 - MAGNET
# 28 - NME
# 16 - No Ripcord
# 34 - Pazz & Jop
# 15 - Piccadilly Records
# 31 - Pitchfork
# 20 - PopMatters
# 18 - Pretty Much Amazing
# 20 - Stereogum
# 17 - Under the Radar
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