Spiritualized - And Nothing Hurt
Critic Score
Based on 24 reviews
2018 Ratings: #131 / 676
Year End Rank: #9
User Score
Based on 202 ratings
2018 Ratings: #94
September 7, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Fat Possum, Bella Union / Label
Neo-Psychedelia / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
Consequence of Sound
Spiritualized has added yet another chapter to its wild, dreamlike musical legacy, proving that rock isn’t dead and that maybe everyone else just isn’t trying enough.
91
A.V. Club

Painstakingly constructed alone in his home, And Nothing Hurt is arguably the purest and most sentimental music J. Spaceman, a.k.a. Jason Pierce, has crafted as Spiritualized since the swooning zeniths of Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space.

90
Tiny Mix Tapes

And Nothing Hurt would make a fitting cap on their career, encapsulating as it does so many of the band’s hallmarks.

90
Under The Radar

In all, And Nothing Hurt is nothing short of gorgeous: lush arrangements placed deftly upon somber subject matter. The resulting record is a fitting return for the spaced out and thoughtful.

90
God Is in the TV

If nine songs are going to cost you, then they might as well be these nine.  If you’re making your last long-player, as Pierce has regularly declared, it’s a spectacular sign-off.

80
PopMatters

And Nothing Hurt is a remarkably efficient record, a concise display of Pierce's songwriting, a kind of greatest hits of the greatest merits of Spiritualized.

80
Clash

A stellar addition to the Spiritualized® catalogue, matching the vitality of ‘Songs in A&E’ or the richness of ‘that famous one from 1997’, even if it doesn’t say anything especially new.

80
Drowned in Sound

The quality control is as high as ever. It might be six years since the last album, but it was worth the wait.

80
Exclaim!

This is but another stroke of genius in a career full of them.

80
The 405

For what may well be Spirtualized's swan song, Jason Pierce and co. play to their strengths, crafting yet another drifting, spell-binding, and beautiful album. And Nothing Hurt lives up to its name.

80
The Independent

Brimming with intensity and the analgesic hypnotism that is Pierce’s signature, And Nothing Hurt would make a suitably majestic final Spiritualized album.

80
The Line of Best Fit

This being a Spiritualized record, you should know exactly what to expect. Unless you’re one of the few fans that didn’t enjoy Amazing Grace, you’ll almost certainly love what you’re hearing too.

80
NME

There is great humanity to ‘And Nothing Hurt’, a collection of wistful, wounded observations, the work of a person wearied by the world, but no less in love with it for that.

80
AllMusic

In full, And Nothing Hurt stands alongside the very best outings on the Spiritualized shelf.

80
DIY
Here’s hoping that the man they call Jason Spaceman isn’t completely burned out yet, because this album only re-affirms his unique and inimitable talent.
80
The Guardian

And Nothing Hurts is another reverie.

77
Pitchfork
On what may or may not be the final album from his legendary space-rock project, Jason Pierce finally sounds as though he has a hold on his passions, preoccupations, and demons.
76
Sputnikmusic

This LP successfully condenses Spiritualized’s discography into a cohesive, 48-minute listen.

75
Northern Transmissions
While it does make you wait too long for satisfying moments at certain points, Spiritualized ends on a party here.
75
Spectrum Culture

Nothing about the album is over-the-top or grandiose, settling instead for beautiful, sweeping wall-of-sound work dripping with hope and optimism with which to send us off.

70
Slant Magazine

The album is an attempt to transpose the Spiritualized space-rock orchestra into Jason Pierce's bedroom.

70
The Needle Drop

And Nothing Hurt is one of the more low-key albums in the Spiritualized canon.

60
Loud and Quiet

Most of ‘And Nothing Hurt’’s best moments are its most tender. ‘Here It Comes’ is a comfortingly small-horizoned country-rock love song about life on the road, charmingly and gently tear-jerkingly middle-aged.

50
musicOMH
Many fans of the band will no doubt relish another chapter of the safe, warm world Pierce has created over eight records, and why not? In others, familiarity might well breed contempt.
wacochran
92
If this really is the final Spiritualized album, I can't think of a better way to end it. And Nothing Hurt is the most singularly beautiful record Pierce has released, and easily one of the 2018's most impressive and expansive releases. Hats off, Spaceman.

Favorite Tracks: The Prize, Damaged, Sail On Through, A Perfect Miracle, On The Sunshine, Let's Dance, I'm Your Man
zachthesnack
65
One of the most emotional records of 2018 without a doubt.

Only problem with it was that it got really boring because it was super repetitive. I almost fell asleep while listening.

I feel like since Im not a fan of Spirtualized, only having listened to one other album, I cannot fully appreciate this work. It just wasn't for me.
Pitchkrof
91
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Inglume
84
If I gotta honest, a pretty out of this world experience for Spiritualized that I didn't expect much going in. At this point, Pierce has been so expansive with his psychedelic and artistic sound that if this IS the closing chapter to this spaceman's journey, it's a deserved one to say the least.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#4/Uncut
#9/MOJO
#46/Rough Trade

Track List

  1. A Perfect Miracle
  2. I'm Your Man
  3. Here It Comes (The Road) Let's Go
  4. Let's Dance
  5. On the Sunshine
  6. Damaged
  7. The Morning After
  8. The Prize
  9. Sail on Through
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Added on: June 11, 2018