Let it Come Down

Artist
Spiritualized
Format
CD
Rating
10/10

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.

Submitted by Robert Gomez on Mon, 09/30/2013 - 10:36