Sunday, March 30, 2008

Spiritualized - Songs in A&E

When it comes to writing bad ass songs about doing drugs and Jesus, there isn't a single musician that can top Jason Spaceman. It's been nearly half a decade since the last Spiritualized LP dropped, so I had big expectations for this record. Songs in A&E tops 2004's Amazing Grace in damn near every way, and strikes a perfect balance between that album's straight ahead rock sound and the more orchestrated compositions of the prior two LP's. When Spiritualized inevitably tours to support this record, make sure you check them out. I caught them a few years back, and it was one of the best shows I've ever been to.

- Steve

Download Songs in A&E


Tim said...

yesssss! this blog rules, so excited to listen to this record/purchase the vinyl.

I saw spiritualized on their recent acoustic mainline tour, it was fucking superb.

thank youuuuuuu

4rx said...

Pierce was seriously ill with pneumonia in 2005. Both his lungs had filled with liquid, his weight plunged to seven stone and technically he died twice.