Friday, July 30, 2010

Spiritualized - Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space

Spiritualized is an English rock band formed in 1990 in Rugby, Warwickshire, United Kingdom by Jason Pierce, who often goes by the alias J. Spaceman, after the spectacular demise of the Spacemen 3 outfit. The membership of Spiritualized changes from album to album, with Pierce being the only constant factor.

The style of Spiritualized is perhaps best described as psychedelic rock, especially earlier albums like Lazer Guided Melodies and Pure Phase, which also incorporated elements of the shoegazing style made popular by influential 1991 album Loveless. The landmark Ladies And Gentlement We Are Floating In Space showed influences from African-American gospel and blues beginning to creep in, and wall of sound influences from Phil Spector and Brian Wilson began to predominate, which came to a head on Let It Come Down. Amazing Grace favoured a more stripped down sound with the gospel, blues, and soul influences heavier than ever.

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[ Dedicated | 1997 | Shoegaze/Space Rock | VBR | 1:09:53 ]

1. Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space - 3:40
2. Come Together - 4:40
3. I Think I'm In Love - 8:09
4. All Of My Thoughts - 4:36
5. Stay With Me - 5:08
6. Electricity - 3:46
7. Home Of The Brave - 2:22
8. The Individual - 4:15
9. Broken Heart - 6:38
10. No God Only Religion - 4:21
11. Cool Waves - 5:05
12. Cop Shoot Cop... - 17:13