Sweet Heart Sweet Light

Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light
Critic Score
Based on 33 reviews
2012 Ratings: #125 / 1006
Year End Rank: #38
User Score
Based on 208 ratings
2012 Ratings: #43
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April 17, 2012 / Release Date
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Fat Possum / Label
Space Rock / Genres
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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.

bitterblossom12
72
I don't really see how this is better than any average indie rock album
MinatoArisato
80
Majestic and transcendent. Utterly breathtaking and grand. Each composition feels larger than life and is paired with these nice and mellow vocals to guide us through the journey. An utterly beautiful space rock record.

Best Track: So Long You Pretty Thing
Worst Track: Huh (Intro)
itsyahboinoah
89
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
skmgpd
100
This album is perfect, really, the songs are incredible in every aspect that I can imagine. Give it a try, please
TheRootBoy
92
I see this album EVERYWHERE and it could be the simple, yet iconic cover, but I think it was just wanting me to give it that listen I never gave it in the past. I get a very rock n roll vibe from this album. A sound more akin to the New York scene in the 90s - 00s. After having heard this, I can see this being considered a modern classic and I'm surprised there isn't more people talking about this album rather than Spiritualized other work that always seems to get brought up instead. Fantastic, ... read more
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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