Album
Sweet Heart Sweet Light
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Artist
Spiritualized

Sweet Heart Sweet Light by Spiritualized

Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light
CRITIC SCORE
81
Based on 20 reviews
2012 Rank: #43 / 765
USER SCORE
82
Based on
97 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.

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DETAILS

RELEASED: April 17, 2012
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Fat Possum
GENRE: Space Rock
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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 and Jop
# 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
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Added on: December 7, 2011