Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space

Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1997 Ratings: #22 / 69
User Score
Based on 277 ratings
1997 Ratings: #8
June 16, 1997 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
NME
The work of a man who, having assimilated an army of influences - Captain Beefheart and Sly Stone for sure, but everyone from Elvis to Zappa to Red Crayola are all lost in here somewhere - has managed to create an entirely new noise out of the wreckage. And wreckage is what this album is all about.
83
Entertainment Weekly

The title says it all. From the otherworldly opener ”Can’t Help Falling in Love,” to the narcotized 16-minute closing track, ”Cop Shoot Cop,” Ladies and Gentlemen, We’re Floating in Space is beautifully weightless and way out.

76
Pitchfork

Floating In Space requires a touch of patience and a desire to probe its depths, but the reward is well worth the investment.

70
Rolling Stone

Hardly the stuff of halcyon trances. Both ethereal and earthy, Ladies and Gentleman We Are Floating in Space doesn't try to hide its uglier aspects – which, in the end, is what makes it so damn gorgeous.

exception
73
Honestly, this wasn't all too special to me. I guess the instrumentation was spacey and cool but it didn't strike me as super impressive. The singing was also very average, especially the singer's tone of voice, which began to get on my nerves.
JohnLouisHoward
80
a real enigma. all respect for the effort and dedication to the vision. the production process alone was seemingly nightmarish in detail and intensity. it starts out beautifully but really breaks down in the middle of "The Individual", and no one should be required to sit through all 17 minutes of "Cop Shoot Cop ...". somehow the whole thing manages to be great and kind of not great at the same time.
EMR
89
Spiritualized's Ladies and Gentlemen We are Floating in Space is a powerful and overwhelming experience. Jason Pierce and his band crafted one of the most majestic sounding records ever with his sharp reappropriation of genres and references, chewing them and rehashing these elements in a piece of work that exhales elegancy and grace. The trance-pop of his aesthetical detours will most certainly remain strong as a pinpoint in psychedelic music, as he melted emotion, technology and ... read more
snarekickblues
95
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KidEy
99
Words fail to describe the pure emotional beauty this masterpiece conveys.
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Track List

  1. Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space 
  2. Come Together 
  3. I Think I'm In Love 
  4. All Of My Thoughts 
  5. Stay With Me 
  6. Electricity 
  7. Home Of The Brave 
  8. The Individual 
  9. Broken Heart 
  10. No God Only Religion 
  11. Cool Waves 
  12. Cop Shoot Cop
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