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Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light

Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light
CRITIC SCORE
81
Based on 20 reviews
2012 Rank: #41 / 664
USER SCORE
82
Based on
99 ratings

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100
Tiny Mix Tapes
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
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
Pitchfork

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

85
Beats Per Minute
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
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
Under The Radar

Iit's another resounding triumph for Pierce.

80
PopMatters
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
musicOMH

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

80
The 405
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
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
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.

User Reviews
SiberianBreaks
85
Spiritualized come back with one of their cleanest sounding albums. It's not really psychedelic or spacey compared to their early albums, but man, Jason has still got it in him to write some passionate songs with fantastic instrumentation.

Favourite tracks: Hey Jane, Too Late, Heading For The Top, Little Girl, Mary, Life Is A Problem, So Long You Pretty Things

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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