Robert Wm. Gomez's

Let it Come Down

Artist: 
Spiritualized
Format: 
CD
Rating: 
10

I was never much into this band when they were making waves in the late nineties. At some point I decided to give Ladies and Gentleman we Are Floating in Space a listen and I was hooked... at least for a little while (recent releases have been a bit ho-hum). I think we can safely say that on Let it Come Down the band has completely abandoned the "space rock" sound that defined every release before it. There are a few moments of repetitive structure, but for the most part these are longer format pop songs. I really love this record. In a strange way, this record reminds me of Pet Sounds. Now, I don't mean that in terms of historical importance or even the quality of the songs. The feeling comes more from the huge, lush arrangements play against an overall bittersweet, personal tone.