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Spiritualized

Sweet Heart Sweet Light

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April 17, 2012

As spectacularly as any modern band, Spiritualized resolve the rift between Sixties psychedelia and Seventies punk backlash, with focused melodies and pummeled grooves that spin into rainbow hued infinity. See "Headin' forthe Top Now," a cosmic grinder from their seventh LP, which splits the difference between"Helter Skelter" and "Tomorrow Never Knows." Jason Pierce (a.k.a. Jason Spaceman) has his usual giant rock orchestra representing. But on songs like the acid-funk "I Am What I Am," co-written with Dr. John, he shows he can scale back with equal power, making lush sounds for lean times.

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