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Lazer Guided Melodies

Spiritualized

1992

Lazer Guided Melodies

Album Summary

Lazer Guided Melodies is the debut studio album by English space rock band Spiritualized. The album was recorded by the inaugural line up of the band, consisting of Jason Pierce (vocals, guitars), Mark Refoy (guitars), Will Carruthers (bass), Jonny Mattock (drums) and Kate Radley (keyboards) from 1990 to 1991, and mixed by Pierce in London in January 1992. The album was first released on Dedicated Records in March 1992, on cassette, Compact Disc and Vinyl (2 x LP, with initial copies containing an additional free 7"). Initially released on two 45rpm vinyl LPs, the album's twelve songs are segued together into four colour-coded (red, green, blue, black), cross-faded suites. As such, the album was included in Pitchfork's 2010 list of "ten unusual CD-era gimmicks".By 1995, the album had sold 10,000 copies in the United States.

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3.01

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4829

Genres

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Thu Feb 04 2021
3

I felt like a humanised piece of sperm floating in eternity.

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Thu Feb 04 2021
4

Spacey and gorgeous. Spiritualized albums exist in their own galaxy, orbiting a lonely planet inhabited by disembodied creatures longing to make physical what exists in the aural realm of these tracks. I may not always be in the mood for the ethereal vibrations the music provides, but when I am... damn.

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Wed Mar 17 2021
5

Loved this album and will absolutely be listening to it again. I love the use of an organ for the ethereal feeling.

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Thu Jun 10 2021
5

Love this sonic masterpiece.

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Thu Jun 24 2021
5

What a treat of a lovely record. I have always loved Spacemen 3 but for whatever reason I hadn't given Spiritualized a good enough shake. Absolutely blissful repetition, building, and then instead of a climax it is a \"whooosh\" inside my brain. I can't wait to listen to all their other albums too, but I'm gonna give Lazer Guided Melodies plenty of time to grow on me, this thing has gorgeous depth.

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Wed Jul 28 2021
5

Wow. I have never heard of this band or this album before but I'm 2 minutes in and I think I'm hooked! I thought it was going to be a dance album by the cover... Well, this has just been an amazing experience. I have fallen in love with this album and discovered a genre I didn't even know existed known as "Space Rock". This album has been added to my high rotation.

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Mon Dec 27 2021
5

I really enjoyed “Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space” from Spiritualized. So this time I get to go back to the beginning. 90o0 This album felt more stripped down I guess but still unmistakably Spiritualized. Really enjoyed listening to this - it put me in a real calm, meditative state without feeling boring or repetitive. I think it may have brought my blood pressure down a few notches. Some highlights for me included “If I Were With Her Now” (tells such a dramatic, tight little minimalist story), “I Want You” (bordered on a pop song), “Smiles” (sweet little song), “Take Your Time” (a very slow, taking-their-time build), “Shine A Light” (fits the artist name well!), “Angel Sigh” (a lovely, understated, minimalistic love song), “Sway” (felt almost religious in the choruses - I’d float in space to this one too), then it closes with the amazing “200 Bars” where they actually count out the first 100 bars - as a former junior high French Hornist I felt a special connection to counting out a long series of bars). Fantastic. Lovely. Soothing. Wonderful.

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Mon Jan 25 2021
4

Nothing short of amazing, quite possibly my introduction to a genre that I'm yet to get into (Dream Pop), but I'm eager to.

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Wed Jun 30 2021
4

Loved this - reminded me a lot of Slowdive (one of my new favourite bands, new to me not a new band). Chilled and kind of psychedelic. Will listen again

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Wed Feb 17 2021
4

This album showcases all of what I love about Spiritualized and Spacemen 3 - the droney, hazy, extended musings, usually built around one major chord. Very pleasant both as background and also as a focused listen on headphones. I think I prefer this album to "Ladies and Gentlemen..." which sounds a little more dated at times.

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Thu Feb 04 2021
4

Oh my god, it just took me away to somewhere else...where I was murdering over and over.

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Wed Mar 10 2021
4

Hazy, dreamy record with beautiful melodies. So ahead of its time!

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Fri May 21 2021
4

че-то похожая ситуация с предыдущим альбомом. сперва бомбанул даже немножко, ибо вообще-то к жанру спейс-рока отношусь более чем положительно, и надеялся на годноту со стенами звука и няшной лиричкой. и как-то разочарован был, когда какая-то околоуныль началась. ну типа блять, альбомы Hum, Failure, да даже ранних Muse в подборке не представлены, а это говно есть. вообще все сильнее с выбора авторов начинаю гореть. но потом попустился немного, сложил 2 и 2, и все-таки прикинул, что это скорее я спейс-роком считал пост-хардкор и прочий тяжеляк со спейс элементами. а чистый комик-роцк, вероятно, такой и есть - немного ленивый, торжественный и атмосферный. но все же сказать, что полностью зашло не могу. отчасти из-за иногда проглядывающей скуки, отчасти из-за кринжовейших текстов. прогнал все ж не без удовольствия, думаю под настроение будет вообще на кончиках пальцев, но пока сильным фанатом себя не чувствую (хотя, как оказалось, у меня даже в аудио какая-то их песня с другого альбому была). склоняюсь к той же семёрке, может опосля вся эта тема во мне вырастет. 7/10

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Wed Nov 03 2021
4

I want to give this five stars. My right hand is desperate to click on the mouse to give it five stars. I run through the highpoints of the album continually, yearning to give it five stars. I recall how mesmerized I was by the third quarter, how warm and blissful and singular and vast and searching the record is, and I want with all clarity and desire to give it five stars. And I can't. The issue emerged in the fourth track, Run, where they make a rather blunt allusion to the Velvet Underground's Run Run Run. This distracted more than anything, and threw me from the music. Was I listening to genuine sentiment, or rather a demonstration that the band owned a cool record collection? Is that even a problem? I don't know. I can still hear the beating of a heart within this album, but it's muffled by a leather jacket the album insisted its mum got it in order to impress the girl albums.

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Wed Dec 29 2021
4

Wow - this was a pleasant surprise. I only knew one of the songs before hand (run run run). Really interesting soundscapes, one of the few albums I've played more than once.

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Wed Apr 21 2021
2

mostly not music

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Fri May 28 2021
2

A master class in mediocrity. Lacks substance. Or, as Pitchfork.com puts it: "...feels almost weightless, an astral take on the blues that seems to drift by on cosmic winds. It’s one of the most gentle rock records of its time, with spaced-out guitars and rolling bass lines tenderly nudging Jason Pierce’s vocal melodies along like a weathered stone rolling slowly down a hill."

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Mon Sep 21 2020
5

9/10 haha pretty psychedelic sounds

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Fri Oct 23 2020
5

Unsure what to expect but loved it right off the bat. Adding this to my list of go-to albums.

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Tue Jan 26 2021
5

Listen to this more! Really enjoyed!

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Wed May 19 2021
5

Their best album and a classic

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Wed Jun 30 2021
5

unexpected, but really good sounds to me!

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Fri May 07 2021
5

Amazing. Life changing 5 out of 5 10 out of 10 . One of my favorite albums now

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Mon Jul 19 2021
5

I liked this a lot! The album name suits the sound. Overall it just calms your mind very well, I didn't really listen to the lyrics but they seemed to match the music!

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Thu Sep 23 2021
5

beautiful, made me cry

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Thu Feb 10 2022
5

Brilliant

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Mon Mar 28 2022
5

You know I've Been Here Before etc. is a great begin of a great Spiritualized record, which together with the Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space album, are two of the best albums released in the 90s. I assume the latter album (being their best known album?) is on the list too (together with at least one Spacemen 3 album) but Lazer Guided Melodies is even better. To compare: some time ago Pitchfork published a nice list of 20 "Dream Pop" albums (Think Galaxie 500, Cocteau Twins, Beach House, Julee Cruise etc). LGM is on place 11 in this list. But even though I would perhaps not qualify LGM as "dream pop" (too much motorik) it should have been much higher in that list...

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Fri Apr 29 2022
5

I liked this a lot x

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Thu May 12 2022
5

Odličan. Ovog sam najmanje sluša ali je super

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Fri May 27 2022
5

Nostalgia bomb

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Fri May 27 2022
5

Sounds like a lot of psychedelics were used in the making of this record ,feels like taking some listening to it. Lovely warm ,floaty, atmospheric goodness . Induces feeling of wanting to be off my chops . Il be back for more

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Fri Jun 17 2022
5

Brilliant album.

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Fri Jun 17 2022
5

Zoals verwacht heel veel fuzz. Maar een aangename verrassing. Ei zo na postrock, en dat kan ik zeker smaken

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Fri Jul 22 2022
5

Spiritualized are what me dreams sounds like. I was lucky enough to see them live a few weeks ago and it was amazing So of course I give this 5 stars

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Wed Sep 21 2022
5

So apparently I gave four stars to "Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space," would it be blasphemous to give this five?

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Thu Oct 06 2022
5

loved this when it came out, still have the version with 4 conjoined song suites. The influences seem pretty obvious now and the middle sags a bit, but still an absolute wonder.

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Wed Oct 19 2022
5

My most seen live band until I moved to Australia. Saw them a bunch of times touring when they only had this album and it could be my favourite, (although big shout out to The Complete Works Vol. 1). Back when it was Spiritualized as an actual functioning band, not just the guy from Spaceman 3 with a random cast of players on each album. There's a coherence about it with its simplicity when compared to some of the later albums. Saw them at Glastonbury playing these songs in 1992 and 1993 so this album is forever the sound of sunset at Glastonbury on a perfect summer's day.

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Wed Oct 26 2022
5

Very cool

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Mon Nov 14 2022
5

cool

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Tue Nov 15 2022
5

Really beautiful. Going to listen to them a few more times now. Think I've found something I really like.

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Fri Mar 26 2021
4

trance

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Tue Jun 01 2021
4

6/2 3.75/5. The softness of Dream Pop with spacey Rock elements. Standout Tracks: You Know It's True, Symphony Space, Shine a Light, Sway, 200 Bars

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Sun Jul 18 2021
4

Excellent

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Tue Jan 26 2021
4

Angel Sigh is a fantastic track. Really cool album, nothing more to say.

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Fri Mar 26 2021
4

это лучше зашло, чем Snivilization

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Wed Jun 30 2021
4

Very floaty. Enjoyed this, not as much of the floating through space album

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Wed Feb 03 2021
4

Solid spacey rock.

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Tue Jan 26 2021
4

Very good album

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Thu Apr 22 2021
4

Un disco muy interesante: música electrónica de los 90's muy diferente a la que comunmente se asocia con esta década: eurodance, house, etc. Aunque en general el disco es "chill" y tiene canciones muy relajantes, del estilo de "Cigarrettes and Alcohol" como Sway, también canciones energéticas como Run. Es un disco muy agradable y fácil de escuchar, o de utilizar como fondo para trabajar (comprobado al menos 3 veces).

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Fri Jun 04 2021
4

I really enjoyed this.

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Tue Jul 13 2021
4

I'm a massive fan of "Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space", but I haven't listened to this album much, which seems.... weird. It's got all the elements I love. I think I just need to spend more time with it, so going into my third play through now... Fave track - "Take Your Time", at the moment, but there are a couple of other contenders... I really don't know why I never got into this album as much as "Ladies & Gentlemen..."!?

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Mon Jan 25 2021
4

Good debut album, probably not a new favorite artist though.

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Wed Feb 03 2021
4

more of a ladies and gentlemen we are floating in space kinda guy. pretty good but its the archetypal you've got to be in the mood for it music.

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Wed May 05 2021
4

better than expected—but very ambient music type

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Sun May 02 2021
4

As background music during work I quite enjoyed it. It was relaxing, pleasant and the slight "space-sound" touches made parts of it interesting too. Still as pure background music it's not interesting enough for a 5.

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Wed Mar 10 2021
4

Psychedelic, Brit-Pop, Electronica, this album has it all! I had never heard anything this early in Spiritualized's discography, but I'm glad I got to experience it. Hoping "Ladies and Gentlemen..." is on this list somewhere too.

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Fri May 21 2021
4

чил

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Mon Apr 26 2021
4

Another album of which I was completely unaware, and liked more than I expected to. I particularly enjoyed "Run".

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Sun Apr 04 2021
4

Cigarettes After Sex vibes CAS vibes just getting stronger Very long songs mein gott Final Thoughts: 4/5

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Sat Jul 17 2021
4

Definitely not my favorite album by them, but it's still super dreamy and space-age, which is a delight to hear.

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Sun May 16 2021
4

dreamy, like James Bond meets Lana Del Rey

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Tue Jun 15 2021
4

21/06/2021 Ricardo was here. Good album

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Fri Jul 16 2021
4

Great album!

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Sun Aug 22 2021
4

Loved this. Lush, dreamy, spacey arrangements. I want to explore more of the band's work now. Fave songs: Shine a Light, Sway, Step Into the Breeze, 200 Bars

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Sat Aug 28 2021
4

This band is the reason I wanted to listen to this 1001 albums list. Never heard of them before now I am a fan. Love the sound. 4/5

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Wed Sep 01 2021
4

I liked it a lot! Great kinda spacey psychedelic dream rock. Probably excellent for watching the rain on a cool morning.

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Fri Sep 03 2021
4

Faktisk fedt ambience musik

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Tue Sep 07 2021
4

I like the wildly schizophrenic dynamics that flung most songs between acoustic and quasi-symphonic passages. (7/10) Favourite Tracks: Step into the Breeze, If I Were with Her Now

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Mon Sep 20 2021
4

Kolejny album z serii brytyjskiego grania, zarowno nazwa bandy jak i plyty nic mi nie mowi, chociaz az tak bardzo undergroundowy material to nie jest, bo jednak 370k sluchaczy w ciagu miesiaca na spoti, ale co to w ogole za plyta, lazer guided melodies najtrafniej mozna okreslic jako space rocka, albo przynajmniej mocno eksperymentalna odmiane rocka, ale lirycznie blisko jest tez do dreamowego popu, przez prostote jaka jest wykorzystana w tekstach, jest to debiutancki material piecioosobowej grupy, ktorej liderem i jedynym stalym czlonkiem byl Jason Pierce, jak to na lidera przystalo teksty sa jego autorstwa, pokrywa on rowniez bazwe wokalna i gitarkowa, choc jeszcze ma jakies fragmenty na jakis egzotycznych cymbalach czy autoharpie, wiec multiinstrumtalnie, nigdzie nie widze jakis mega synthow, a niektore dzwieki klawiszowe brzmia wrecz kraftwerkowo, czy tam krautrokowo, wiec gitarki czy klawisze musialy ciekawie byc przesterowane dla osiagniecia takiego brzmienia, bo co do samego brzmienia, to tak jak przystalo na kosmiczny rock jest nie z tej ziemi, tajemniczne, w niektorych momentach jak z sennego marzenia, a w innych razej dziwacznie niepokojace, czasu na budowanie klimatu jest wystarczajaco duzo, bo calosc trwa rowna godzine i jest podzielone na 12 trakow, ciekawa sprawa jest jeszcze jak zostalo wytloczone wydanie vinylkowe bylo podzielone na 4 roznokolorowe sekcje, co zdecydowanie uderza w brzmieniu tej bandy, to szczera prostota, nie ma tutaj zbednych dzwiekow, oszczednosc liryczna i wykorzystanie licznych powtorzen jeszcze bardziej buduje senna hipnotycznosc materialu, ciekawe sa tez nawiazania, ktore mozna powiazac z spirytualnym poszukiwaniem w jakiejkolwiek religii, no z jednej strony mozna je brac jako typowe love songi, a z drugiej strony jako zwrot do blizej nieokreslonego adresata, jak na shine a light, i want you, czy smiles, co lepiej pasuje do ezoterycznosci brzmienia tego materialu, wiec teksty proste, a i tak pozostawiaja wolne pole do interpretacji, wiec kolejny dobry dobry pick z wyspiarskiej kolekcji lat 90, bo plyta wydana w 92, na plejke wrzuce otwierajacy you know its true, take your time i sway, jedne z najbardziej lirycznie rozbudowanych kawalkow, zeby jakos pasowaly na rokowa plejke, ale caly album leci na poleczke ciekawych pickow

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Thu Sep 23 2021
4

лёгкий воздушный космический, понравился. приятный инди звук без напряга, всё летает, качественные аранжировки

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Thu Oct 07 2021
4

Vg

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Mon Oct 25 2021
4

Cracking bit of space-rock.

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Sun Oct 31 2021
4

Atmospheric while preserving melody, which is not easy to do, but not quite the achievement that Ladies and Gentlemen is. Best track: You Know It's True

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Fri Nov 19 2021
4

One I hadn't heard. 60s influence but chill. I really like it.

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Mon Dec 06 2021
4

This is some awesome ass work music. Where did this album come from? I've never heard it or heard OF it. It does a really admirable job of getting into a groove and then pressing it along like a rolling boulder, which is honestly its major charm in my opinion. It takes a lot of the prog rock methodology and puts it in an alt/pop/post-new wave format. 1992? I'm impressed!

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Sun Dec 19 2021
4

Mad psychedelic cosmic shit going down here. Inebriation recommended!!

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Mon Dec 27 2021
4

A very nice mellow interesting listen.

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Thu Jan 13 2022
4

Very relaxing and enjoyable, though don't think any particular song is that memorable.

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Fri Jan 21 2022
4

More gorgeous lush melodies and drifts from Jason.

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Thu Feb 10 2022
4

This kinda thing isn't normally by bag, but I really, really liked this album. The melodies were cool. It really did feel like they were guided by lasers. I'll admit the bias in my rating, but they get a bump for A) my never having heard of them before, and B) the surprise nature of my enjoyment.

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Thu Feb 10 2022
4

Kul mi je jako kao ovako pozadinska chilll glazbica

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Thu Feb 10 2022
4

Now I do like a space rock album, and this was no exception. I think it did drag a bit in a few places, but the atmosphere and songwriting were stellar.

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Thu Feb 10 2022
4

Took a lot of the ideas from Spaceman 3's Playing with Fire, and actually executed them well. Dreamy, floaty, and almost zen.

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Sun Feb 13 2022
4

Love a bit of Spiritualized

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Thu Mar 10 2022
4

Intricate, bisweilen noisy, ziemlich cool. Verliert ein wenig die eigene Aufmerksamkeit, aber könnte ein Grower sein.

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Thu Mar 10 2022
4

Also The Stone Roses haben mit ihrem Album The Stone Roses ein tolles Werk erschaffen. Wenn man diese Formel jetzt nimmt und durch Reverb und WahWah zieht entsteht irgendwo das Spiritualized Debut. Ich kannte das vorher nicht, aber es hat mir ein wohliges Gefühl gegeben von vorne bis hinten. Das Album ist so lieb und irgendwo simpel, trotzdem kann man sich in unendlich drin verlieren. Ich kann so eine Assoziation mit späterem Britpop ziehen der ja durch simple Chords und Melodien trotzdem was ausdrückt, nur wurde das hier quasi zeitlich früher schon yassified. Glaube um das ganz zu fassen, braucht es noch mehr Zeit, finde es aber z.B. ein schönes greifbares Pendant zu dem oft sehr Abstrakten My Bloody Valentine Alben Sound.

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Thu Mar 10 2022
4

Fand das ganz gut, hätte das gern in einer passenderen situation gehört, so wars im Endeffekt bisschen drawn out aber denke wenn man das fühlt ist das vllt sogar eher positiv Hörerfahrung war eine 3 aber seh mich da bisschen mit deswegen 4 fuck it!

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Thu Mar 10 2022
4

Ja man, das isses. Ich wollte schon immer mal die ganze Diskographie von Spiritualized anhören, dieses Album ist dabei aber immer auf der Strecke geblieben. Wenn man die Band kennt, dann ist es überhaupt keine Überraschung, dass das hier die Anfänge sind, akustisch ist das sehr nah an Ladies and Gentleman, We Are Floating in Space, jedoch noch nicht so ganz die Ideen umgesetzt. Was ich ja interessant finde ist, mit welchen fast schon banalen Elementen inkooperiert mit Pop/Rock (auf jeden Fall auch von Britpop inspiriert) ein Bild im Kopf entstehen kann, das ganz klar mit dem Weltraum assoziiert wird. Das Thema wird auch vom Text her gar nicht so stark thematisiert, im Gegensatz zum Album danach natürlich, aber diese verhaltene und dennoch maximalistische Weise, wie hier die Songs realisiert wurden, finde ich auch hier einfach sehr bemerkenswert. Der Grundsatz wurde hier gelegt und so Momente wie der Climax von Shine a Light machen das hier sehr lohnenswert anzuhören. Wer das hier mag, dem würde ich ganz dringend auch Ladies and Gentlemen... ans Herz legen, das ist denke ich genau dieses Konzept zuende gedacht, vielleicht etwas rockiger aber auch genauso hymnisch. Sehe gerade auch, dass das auch in der Liste ist. 8/10

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Wed Mar 23 2022
4

Spacey. A couple of songs had really cool moments. 7/10

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Wed Mar 23 2022
4

7/10 at first i was like. why are they playing the same chord so many times. but then my mindset shifted and i was vibing out

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Sun Mar 27 2022
4

4/5. Spiritualized comes through 🤘

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Thu Apr 07 2022
4

Admittedly I do not know much about the space rock revival, but this album bodes well for the genre. With sounds that are floaty, fun, and comforting, Spiritualized brings a great soundscape to the table that would surely be appreciated by the likes of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Sigur Ros, and maybe even My Bloody Valentine. Great record for the likes of 1992.

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Thu Apr 07 2022
4

i am SHOCKED this album hasn't been sampled to death already

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Fri Apr 29 2022
4

Lovely stuff. Overwhelming and ethereal, just a really great and huge sound

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Fri Apr 29 2022
4

I was surprised by this one, very spacey and cool,

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Sun May 01 2022
4

What a gorgeous floaty album! A lovely and relaxing listen. Wonderful space rock. Very dreamy.

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Sun May 22 2022
4

New to me, and I'm impressed. It's catchy but at the same time has an ethereal quality to it, and a repetitiveness that is at times is almost trance inducing. I'll be back.

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Sun May 29 2022
4

This feels like it’s intended as an album listen not as a collection of songs - in that way it’s an excellent record

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Fri Jun 03 2022
4

Ladies and Gentlemen is one of my favorite 90's alt rock albums, but my experience with their other stuff is surprisingly limited. Surprise surprise, I loved this! The melodies aren't nearly as calculated as the title would make you think- it's an organic listen that has killer transitions. I don't love it as much as their opus yet, but this is def a grower. B+

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Fri Jun 03 2022
4

I kinda liked it, though I wasn't paying a whole lot of attention. It was great background music to work to and more of my style of music. It looped around again and I didn't even notice because I was enjoying it.

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Fri Jun 03 2022
4

Pretty transcendent chill relaxing vibes. I could listen to this all day. In fact, I think I might! Great music to work to.

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Fri Jun 17 2022
4

I liked that. Kinda trippy. Album cover encapsulates the vibe

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Mon Jun 20 2022
4

Its absolutely lush. A begrudging minus 1 for its length

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Thu Jun 30 2022
4

I really like these guys. A band I had not heard of before starting this 1001 albums project. Earlier I had their album Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space and loved it. This one is not quite as good but still excellent. 4 stars.

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Thu Jul 07 2022
4

I rember this being pretty good i like this band

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Sat Jul 09 2022
4

Def a mood. Not for me, but was not unpleasant.

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Thu Jul 21 2022
4

V good, almost 5 stars

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Wed Aug 31 2022
4

A really beautiful record. Earliest I've heard sounds like this, that really drive a sound that lives on to this day.

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Thu Sep 01 2022
4

This album was pretty trippy overall. I really enjoyed the instrumental sound of the album.

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Fri Sep 23 2022
4

Probably like a 3.75 but I'll round up

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Wed Sep 28 2022
4

An album that you have to let flow over you. Took a few tries with Spiritualized but really liked this.

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Wed Oct 05 2022
4

Very good zoning in and getting work done music. I love the depth and layers of sounds going on. Should use my headphones next time.

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Mon Oct 10 2022
4

was not expecting this to be the genre that it was based on the album cover so I was very pleasantly surprised!

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Wed Oct 19 2022
4

Hey it smells like patchouli in here.

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Fri Oct 21 2022
4

I don’t get spiritualized

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Wed Nov 02 2022
4

Mmmmye fint!

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Thu Nov 10 2022
4

One doesn’t think of Spiritualized as understated but in this case the record’s undeniable interest and, ultimately, power sort of sneaks up. “Shine and Light” (what a bass or baritone sax-ing) and “Angel Sigh” are the twin peaks late of a very strong finish that pays off handsomely for the fairly slow (or slow-building) start.

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Mon Nov 21 2022
4

I really need to be listening to more Spiritualized. They have such a unique sound.

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Mon Jun 14 2021
3

Have to be in the right mood. Enjoyable though.

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Wed Dec 09 2020
3

I liked it. I respected it. I don't remember many songs standing out, though. 3.5?

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Wed Jun 09 2021
3

Maybe 15 years ago I would have been interested in hearing this at 05:00 on a Sunday morning but right now it’s not the album for me.

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Tue Mar 23 2021
3

Not too bad, probably an album I would want to listen to a few more times to really appreciate. It didn't stand out on my first listen.

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Wed Jun 30 2021
3

I unexpectedly liked this. At first I thought I was going to get bored but it was good.

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Thu Jan 21 2021
3

Some early pop rock with soundscapes. Nothing interesting

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Tue Jul 20 2021
3

Gentle. Ethereal.

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Wed Jan 27 2021
3

Pretty good background music. First track best, last track noisy and unpleasant

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Tue Jan 26 2021
3

Some cool parts, but gets a bit lost in the spacey soundscapes at times.

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Tue Jan 26 2021
3

It's like mellow grunge. I liked it but honestly don't know if I listened to 1 long song or a bunch that sounded similar

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Thu Apr 22 2021
3

3.5 | De ver la descripción del disco y el nombre esperaba algo distinto, algo como EDM malviajado, pero en realidad esto fue como un fondo bastante pop mezclado con ambiental y algo de rock ruidoso. Ahora que lo reflexiono me recuerda demasiado a Sigur Ros. Me agrado bastante y tiene suficiente influencia de ese noise rock como para darle definición a las canciones. De hecho las canciones que son mucho más "convencionales" me sonaron de fondo a The Verve bastante. If I Were With Her Now en particular me agradó mucho con esas gaitas y ese sonido industrialoide repetitivo que me recordó a KMFDM. Hacia el final del disco los motivos quizá se empiezan a repetir un poco de más, el ambiental empieza a dominar y se vuelve un pelín demasiado etereo; aunque todo este cambio se siente intencionado y es parte de lo que hace que se sienta como un album de verdad pensado y estructurado. Una música agradable, más accesible de lo que parece cuando se escucha de inicio (de verdad en el fondo se oye britpopera). Un album bien hecho, se siente en "ciclos" y, aunque quizá no todos sus ciclos sean de mi entero agrado es algo que podría volver a escuchar para poner más atención y seguir analizándolo un poco, incluso si no es lo que usualmente busco poner.

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Tue Jul 06 2021
3

There’s like zero chance this list wasn’t created by a British journalist, right? Anywho, this album feels at times like it was made by more than one band. The band that does the slower, quieter stuff (“Shine a Light” and “Angel Sigh” in particular) is the band I like. The band that sounds like they’re just trying to convince everybody they do a lot of drugs is the band I could do without. And whoever decided to put that freak glitch out at the end of that one song is a meanie.

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Wed Feb 24 2021
3

No memorable song to be found, but as a whole, it was pleasant to listen to and the genre is something I am enjoying on this list.

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Fri Mar 05 2021
3

No es lo mío

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Wed Jun 09 2021
3

Bit try hard but pleasant enough background music. B Tec Stone Roses vibes.

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Tue Apr 20 2021
3

It's ok, interesting enough but not something I'll ever go back to

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Wed Feb 03 2021
3

better than the other spiritualized album

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Tue Jan 26 2021
3

For me, Spiritualized sit in an otherwise empty musical box in my head marked “The Verve meets Flaming Lips”. The only album of theirs I’d ever owned was ‘Ladies and Gentleman...” which if I’m honest with myself I bought as much for its critical acclaim and its giant pill packet packaging as I did the music. Don’t get me wrong - I like the music. It just never really manages to hold my attention as much as I feel they deserve. By chance they were one of the last bands I saw live before Covid put a stop to all that, but I think I got lured away half way through by the smells wafting over from a Lebanese food van. I enjoyed this album but I know in my heart of hearts I probably won’t be going back to it very often.

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Wed Jun 30 2021
3

A bit blah 😒

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Thu Feb 04 2021
3

Music for stoned spacemen.

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Tue May 11 2021
3

Yeah not so bad!

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Wed Mar 17 2021
3

Guess it's OK for background music? Otherwise, nothing special.

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Mon Jul 05 2021
3

Decent stuff but not sure I’d hurry back for more

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Sun Mar 28 2021
3

Quite long and chill.

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Wed Jun 30 2021
3

This was nice as a 'lie down on my bed and think about deep things' kind of album

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Sat Mar 27 2021
3

Good for the background. Not for the foreground.

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Fri May 21 2021
3

Скукотища вперемешку с душиловом. Если наушники надеть, хоть бы можно работу со звуком заценить. Концептуально мне вроде бы нравится, Дрим-поп там, Спейс-рок, подбор инструментов, композиционные решения некоторые. Но реализация скорее не доставляет. В один момент как-то вовсе задушился, что аж парашу ёбнуть хотел. Но не, что-то приятное мелькает порой, хоть и не настолько, чтоб с интересом продолжать слушать.

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Sat Apr 17 2021
3

Had me feeling some type of way on my walk, but really nothing THAT interesting. Not particularly memorable at all

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Tue Jun 22 2021
3

Chill at times. Soundscapes. Rock. All over the place. Not bad.

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Fri Jul 09 2021
3

Very calming album. Probably not for everyone. The last couple tracks probably could have been left off and made it better overall.

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Tue May 18 2021
3

Chill. I think I might end up liking it, if I give it a chance.

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Fri Jul 09 2021
3

Lazer Guided Melodies, Spiritualized- 7/10 “You know it’s true” and “if I were with her now” were both fantastic in terms of production, and both utilize a brilliant use of panning that keeps things interesting. But they somewhat lacked the sort of structure that I enjoy. “I want you” is a much more upfront, massive sounding stadium rocker that I really quite like. “Run” I feel slightly brings to light that the vocal performances so far haven’t really been anything spectacular. “Smiles” is slightly disappointing because it builds up this concept for a minute and a half then just fades away right when your ready for it to crescendo. “Step into the Breeze” has the same problem; as soon as the song starts to get interesting it just ends… “Symphony Space” is really just sound rather then music, and I am reviewing music, not ambient sounding noise. “Take Your Time” is decidedly eerie sounding with these somber guitars and Jason’s almost whispered vocals. It almost sounds like the soundtrack to a midnight walk on another planet… “Shine a Light” sounds like it’s straight from another dimension and is a little longer then it needs to be, but hey, it’s definitely interesting. After all the previous mellow sounding songs “Angel Sigh” really slaps you awake with a killer guitar riff and powerful drumming, but again is a little long winded and overstays it’s welcome. Maybe I’m just tired, but “Sway” really almost had me falling asleep, and again right when it got good it just ended. I feel “200 Bars” is hypnotizing my ears in a way, and it’s quite strange. Conclusion: Spiritualized really created something unique here, and if the future sounded like anything, this is prolly what I’d imagine it to sound like😂 It’s like U2, The Cure, My bloody valentine, and Beach House had a giant futuristic baby in outer space. And I like it. 7/10

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Fri May 07 2021
3

Spacey chill rock - a bit out there for me. Wouldn't go crazy listening to it but likely won't repeat.

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Fri May 28 2021
3

very interesting and pleasing music, but it all felt just a little too long

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Wed Jun 16 2021
3

I also enjoyed this album quite a lot. Despite being "one of the greats", I don't enjoy LaGWAFIS, but Lazer Guided Melodies feels like a whole different vibe.

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Tue May 11 2021
3

Very slow, mellow, and psychedelic. Only tracks that really stuck out to me were Angel Sigh and maybe 200 bars.

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Mon May 31 2021
3

indie/rock mit elektronischen einflüssen

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Wed Jun 16 2021
3

Not bad but didn’t make a strong impression

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Fri May 28 2021
3

Seems like something I would have listened to in ‘92. Kind of like a heavier, trippier combo of Mazzy Star and Yo Lo Tengo.

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Fri May 28 2021
3

I've always found spiritualized as good ancillary music. Something you can have on, without it demanding your attention.

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Sun Jul 18 2021
3

Nice study music.

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Thu Jul 22 2021
3

Chill, lush album. I definitely think Spiritualized got better after this but it's a really solid debut nonetheless.

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Wed Jul 14 2021
3

I was expecting to be required to endure an hour of obnoxious noise, but I’m 3 tracks in and pleasantly surprised. It ended up being all alright album if the mood is right (relaxed)

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Fri Jul 16 2021
3

Be better if I was stoned or tripping.

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Mon Jul 26 2021
3

This album was just too samey but enjoyable at the same time. I think I need to sit this with more I feel like this album is more of a grower tbh. 5/10

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Fri Jul 30 2021
3

Started out interesting. For the time it would have been innovative. Quickly became repetitive... C'esr dommage

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Tue Aug 10 2021
3

Het is rock die me niet aanspreekt

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Fri Aug 13 2021
3

v v chill too chill. almost

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Sun Aug 29 2021
3

Starts out rough with meandering tracks searching for a plot, but comes into its own strongly on the back half with gazey, domineering guitar parts and strong psychedelic overtones.

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Tue Aug 31 2021
3

Quite dreamy. Own it on vinyl

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Thu Sep 09 2021
3

Wow un peu long peut-etre, mais je n’ai pas deteste. Certaine tounes mon fait sourcille mais c’est tres transcendant et spirituelle comme le nom l’indique. 3.0 je suis bruler apres cette ecoute.

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Mon Sep 13 2021
3

Though there is some adventure and grindiness in across the tracks, for the most part it is pretty listless and atmospheric without really sinking hooks into the listener. I think it is interesting, but not too engaging for me.

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Mon Sep 13 2021
3

The title of the album is very misleading. Lazer means sharp and to the point. There's no doubt there are melodies. Strong ones at that. But not lazer guided. Sounds very much like the Stone Roses. And that's a good thing.

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Fri Oct 08 2021
3

Its okay.

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Wed Oct 13 2021
3

Melodic space music. Relaxing.

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Fri Oct 15 2021
3

Pretty good. Still prefer most of Spacemen 3's catalog and Ladies and Gentlemen We're Floating in Space. 6/10

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Sun Oct 17 2021
3

their gigs must sound amazing live, but in the quiet of my headphones it was simply noise

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Mon Nov 08 2021
3

Electronic fluff...

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Thu Nov 18 2021
3

This is like if english pop and house had a baby. And then the Space Rock part happens. its pretty boring.

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Wed Dec 08 2021
3

6/10

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Fri Dec 24 2021
3

Un po' tipo i sigur ros, ma più lamentoso. In realtà non mi dispiace, ma non mi ha fatto impazzire nemmeno. Però gli posso dare un altro ascolto, forse.

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Fri Dec 24 2021
3

Ethereal!

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Mon Dec 27 2021
3

I previous encountered Spiritualized on the 1001 menu. This album seemed a bit more palatable for me than the first I heard here, but this one is still not anything that will need to revisit in the future. On the first listen, it was okay, just kind of an easy-listening feel, but nothing really grabbed my attention. On the second, I thought that maybe I could like the album. Then I went again, and I started to get irritated by some of the tracks...so, that's probably all I need from Lazer Guided Melodies in my life...but honestly, if it were playing in the background somewhere, I probably wouldn't even notice it.

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Mon Dec 27 2021
3

This album felt more like floating in space than their album with that title. There was nothing unpleasant or discordant here as I noted in that review. It was a cool, easy vibe for the most part. I liked the soothing instrumentation and soothing voices. As I have noted with other albums of similar genre however, I often like the sound and feel of a song as it starts, but get annoyed when it feels like it's long outstayed its welcome, and that often happened here as with the last album.

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Thu Dec 30 2021
3

Not bad. I need to dig into this band a lil mo'

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Tue Jan 18 2022
3

This had potential but was a lot of big swing, no ding. I liked it in theory but in practice it was too long and that bit too indie. Space rock sounds like a great concept, I wanted to really like it and I could hear what it was aiming for, but it mostly missed the mark. 3/5 though cause any less would be a diss.

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Wed Jan 19 2022
3

Good background music but not sure I'd listen to it again.

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Sun Jan 30 2022
3

Sigh. It's really hard to impress with dreamy weird stuff. Not everyone can be radiohead. Lots of props for the winds--I was just reading someone say it's revolutionary to take winds into rock, that only Ben Folds, Paul Simon, and Bon Iver are that cool. Well the person saying that (Bon Iver's trumpeter) obviously never heard this stuff. Shine a Light is insufferable. But the rest..... I think I'll try to return to this later. I think it might grow on me.

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Sun Jan 30 2022
3

Not terrible. I don't have any commentary to provide, but it was inoffensive and fairly calming to listen to.

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Thu Feb 10 2022
3

I like this band. They occupy a space that sits somewhere between the Britpop of bands like Pulp and Blur, and the art-rock of bands like Radiohead and Stereolab. That's really splitting hairs, unless you're a white guy that grew up in the 90s. Then you know that there has always been a niche ripe for the picking between those two subgenres....hahah. Anyway (I guess this two-paragraph review format it here to stay), this record is consistent with what I've heard from Spiritualized. Which is to say, it's pretty, melodic, repetitive, and sorta boring but in a cathartic way. That's fine. There are a lot of effects happening here on the instruments as well as in the studio during the mixing phase. I prefer the former to the latter in this case. But, they all make for a cohesive whole. Other than "Shine a Light" I don't think I had heard this record. I have listened mostly to "Ladies and Gentlemen, we are floating in space." I think this band was in the depths of heroin addiction most of their career. I hope they're better now. I appreciate the lethargic and dreamy nature it imparted on their sound.

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Thu Feb 10 2022
3

prvi put slušan ovaj žanr i moran priznat da mi nije uopće loše, nije baš moj đir al bolje od očekivanog, nekako opuštajuće, a i kvalitetno napravljeno tako da će za ljude koji ovo vole sigurno bit odličan

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Thu Mar 10 2022
3

endlich mal wieder was Hörbares und Bekanntes. Schönes Album, fand glaub ich aber floating in space noch besser

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Thu Mar 10 2022
3

Das hat echt gute Momente aber insgesamt ist das mir zu atmosphärisch und meditativ, auf Dauer kann ich dann irgendwie nix mehr damit als ganzem Projekt anfangen. Vielleicht muss man sich da mehr reinarbeiten aber zumindest für Ersthörer ist es so leider etwas unzugänglich. Der Rest hat mir aber gut gefallen

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Thu Mar 10 2022
3

hätte das gern gemocht. das hört sich irgendwie an als mochte jemand britpop noch langweiliger machen. hat aber auch seine momente

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Wed Mar 23 2022
3

5/10. Pretty boring, but pleasant enough in the background.

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Wed Mar 23 2022
3

Some very interesting sounds and tracks on this album. At times my mind kind of settled into this being lumped in with things like ambient and lofi music that's fairly pervasive these days given the relative ease of producing such music in the present day, but when I remember that this was recorded and released in the early 90s, it does seem a bit more remarkable. A few of the tracks really induced feelings of floating and dreaminess -- no, I'm not high; it's early in the morning and I'm sober as can be at my work desk -- and other tracks get almost cacophonic and chaotic in moments. Overall, I enjoyed this one.

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Sun Mar 27 2022
3

Always a special place in my heart for some indie psychedelia.

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Thu Mar 31 2022
3

Highlights: I Want You, Shine a Light. It felt weirdly timeless, or more modern than it is. Generally a good listen.

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Fri Apr 08 2022
3

Música ambiental, relajante, un tanto difícil de catalogar. No me ha aportado ni inspirado nada especial.

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Thu Apr 14 2022
3

3.5

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Thu Apr 21 2022
3

The hour that I spent listening to this album went incredibly quickly. It's not my favorite ever, but overall pretty good chill music. I think that my favorite tracks were You Know It's True, If I Were With Her Now, and Sway.

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Wed Apr 27 2022
3

Baby J. Spaceman getting on the path to excellence.

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