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Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space

Spiritualized

1997

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space

Album Summary

Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space is the third studio album by English space rock band Spiritualized, released on 16 June 1997. The album features guest appearances from the Balanescu Quartet, The London Community Gospel Choir and Dr. John.

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Rating

3.16

Votes

4254

Genres

  • Rock
  • Indie
  • Shoegaze
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5

This album featured 58 collaborators and took 18 months to put together. The final track is 17 minutes long. There's a gospel choir, a string ensemble, and Dr. John. It's a monument to excess, but at the same time, it's about simple truths. I can see how it might be portentous to some, but I think it works. It's smart and emotional at the same time, and it sounds incredible. Best track: Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space

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5

The title track is worth the price of admission all on it's own. However, the rest of this album is filled with beautiful tracks, unique compositions, and evocative lyrics. This was a fantastic album.

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5

There are no albums which are as expansive and divine as this. Born in the 90s, the imagination of Spiritualized, which quite literally aimed towards the heavens, was able to be realised in part due to material abundance and solemn optimism for the upcoming new millennia. Beyond the exhaustive and ultimately banal analysins of production, songwriting and other technical details which are required in music making, it is a masterpiece for the simple reason that it aims to be one.

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A bit shit

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5

I think i'm alive. Probably just breathing. This album has it all. One of the coolest thing ever recorded. Those 3 opening songs are out of this world. One of the best album closer ever in Cop Shoot Cop. A perfect album cover.

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5

Loved this album when I was given a copy on tape by my mate Ben in '97, still love it today. I know it may be a bit noisy for a lot of people, but the noise makes the quiet bits more powerful, and vice versa. It's why Bambi's mum gets shot.... emotional manipulation innit!

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5

The album cover had me instantly intrigued. If I had seen this in a record store I would have picked it up. But I had no idea what I was in for. When “Ladies and gentlemen we are floating in space” started I immediately started to feel chills. As advertised, seems like the perfect music for floating in space. I found it incredibly beautiful, teasing me with some kind of familiarity. At the close of the song the chills returned as I realized what was happening. An incredible opening that immediately earned the album a place in my library. “Come Together” certainly feels like it belongs with the opening number, but it has a much stronger rock vibe. Ladies and gentlemen, we are now on a musical journey to I know not where… “I Think I’m In Love” stood out with its lyrics. ‘Think I can rock and roll, probably just twisting’ or ‘Think that I’m a winner, Baby, probably Las Vegas’ or ‘Think I’m on fire, probably just smoking.’ I love this song. The spacey orientation of this album might result in a sterile void, but the songs feel intensely personal. The subject of “All Of My Thoughts” sounds lost after losing someone very special. Song of the songs have a strong psychedelic sound. And then there’s a sort of spacey, trippy folk sound in “Home of the Brave” I very much liked. “Broken Heart” is heartbreaking masterpiece of a song. Incredible and beautiful. It was surprising in “Cop Shoot Cop” to hear John Prine quoted in this song. The song is great - a perfect closer to the album, although I imagine its runtime and long solo will be off-putting to some. Ladies and gentlemen we are floating in space is an otherworldly album that combines rock with a modern wall of sound, at times bordering on religious music with organs and gospel choirs - even taking the occasional almost-jazz break. The songs are lush and richly woven, complex structures that evoke wonder and grandeur. While occasional parts of this album went on a bit long here and there, the high points on this album left me a bit awestruck. There are so many occasions that I will want to hear this again. Spectacular.

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4

Belongs in the heroin space gospel genre. A long album but I think it fits the type of music

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4

Had a different impression of this album - loved the gospel angel and while no standout songs - it feels like a true album - one large musical piece from start to finish - pleasant surprise

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“Ladies and Gentlemen we are Floating in Space” by Spiritualized (1997) Never heard this album or this group. You know how sometimes you get high and an idea pops into your head and you think wow, man that’s a really great idea and you resolve to put the idea into practice when you’re no longer stoned and you even write down some notes about the idea because it’s so cool and then you run across your notes while you’re throwing out the pizza boxes and pop bottles and Doritos bags from the previous evening and you read those notes and you read them again and you scratch your head and you throw it all away and head to the medicine cabinet and you take an aspirin? That’s this album. Here we are treated to elaborate soundscapes with multiple countermelodies, in tightly controlled chord structures. The musical objective seems to be to draw attention to the layers. I found myself continually asking “What is producing that particular piece of the sound?” (While that is entertainingly diversionary, it was sometimes distracting. The composition is sometimes a bit repetitive.) It’s pretty, like electronic lace. Well conceived and recorded, it is evident that a lot of musicians put a lot of work into this product. A key feature is that there are so many things going on at the same time, yet avoiding chaos by strict tonal discipline and standard progressions. Also, with plenty of sustain and drawn out chord presentations, the music is further tied together. The chief weakness in both the instrumental and vocal performances is they lack emotional depth. It seems too mechanical, even in places where you would expect some passion, such as the title line on “I Think I’m in Love”. But in “Electricity”, the disciplined elaborations get in the way. It doesn’t rock. Guitar work is competent, but not particularly adroit. The skill on display is the variations in the pedal effects. Flange and chorus effects predominate. Lead vocals not good, backing vocals superb. Often (e.g., “Home of the Brave”) the lead vocal sounds like a poor imitation of Kurt Cobain. The lyrics are pretty standard, lacking originality and depth. Could’ve been written by third rate band in the 1960s. I was really looking forward to the potentially powerful and profound lyrics on “No God Only Religion”. There weren’t any. Damn. The track least afflicted by this poetic malady is “Cool Waves”, but even it is a lyrical swing and a miss. Definitely headphones music. Meant for meditation. I couldn’t listen to this while working, reading, cooking, or doing needlepoint (and I don’t even do needlepoint). Maybe driving. Across Kansas. It’s okay music, not great. This album might be an example of shoegazing, but it’s far from omphaloskepsis. 2/5

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Less than halfway through the album I found myself waiting for it to be over. 5.8/10

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5

Wild wild ride. I think it would have been better if I were smokin and jokin, but still awesome. A rare one that is long and earns it

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5

Ambitious but incredibly well-executed space rock/neo-psychedelia album. Love this one.

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5

I genuinely wasn’t expecting to love this album as much as I did. I’m really glad I listened to it with my headphones on but it’s absolutely gorgeous and super interesting. Guess I’m floating in space as a big ol fan now!

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4

Amazingly, the album features a string quartet, a mixed choir and a brass section. The title track is a de facto classical sonata, solemn and elegant. The composition is but a minor detail compared to the effort and care with which the songs have been arranged and produced. The question that remains to be answered is whether it is art or technique. (7/10) Favourite Tracks: Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space, I Think I'm in Love

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3

I feel nothing.

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3

I gave Spiritualized a quick go a few years back and remember the songs being spacey and dreamy but forgot how noisy they are too. I guess to build these giant soundscapes and moods you're gonna sacrifice a bit in variation and song structure - which isn't ideal when the album lasts 70 minutes - but there are also times when it really hits the spot. Definitely worthy of a place on the list, I can't think of another album that combines the orchestral elements, band elements and general noise in the same way.

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I've heard this album referred to as either "excessive" or "lush" depending on whether or not the person liked the end product. I think the truth is that it's both in turns. The real issue with the album, however, is the lack of substance beyond the production. None of the songs have any significant lyrical or melodic hooks and, throughout most of the album, the songs themselves feel like an afterthought to the production. Like a fancy hamburger restaurant where the toppings are outrageous but the beef patty itself is just a flavorless, overcooked grey slab of meat.

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false

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Need to listen to it more. Floaty, vague and artsy. Perhaps I need to be high

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2

Like a VERY 90's Pink Floyd

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Like a Plodding Dull Primal Scream. Drops off noticeably after the first two songs and I'm immeasurably bored by half way through. 2/5

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Not my thing AT ALL!

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Shit

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Great

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5

4.5-5. Cool

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5

Great experience with the various sounds and styles.

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5

Really liked this one. Strong elements of shoe gaze. Slow burner wall of sound

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5

Wall of sound Grandiose

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5

Loved this! Similar to Phish.

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5

Nice

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5

Mal comecei a ouvir e já achei MARAVILHOSO

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5

Wow - an album I always read about in the late 90s and I liked things like the cover and everything have should have told me to listen to it properly. I only recognised one track so I clearly never did. This is much more to my taste now than it would have been back then. Ambitious in arrangement, lyrics excellent in parts, it soars at plenty of times (come together, electricity, broken heart to name some) it actually builds towards the finale of Cop Shoot Cop which is quite something - blown away and will be back - a lot. I’ve no hesitation in paying forward and giving this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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5

So glad this came up. It has always been listed as a classic and I have only listened to tracks here and there. Definitely one for the vinyl list!

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5

Absolutely loved this, definitely my favourite album so far. Such a huge range of instruments and sounds in this album. Very hard to pick a fave song, Ladies and gentlemen we are floating through space, I think I'm in love, all my thoughts, broken heart, and cool waves are my top 5 in no particular order. But also Come Together is really good. Will definitely be listening to this one again.

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5

Uno de muchos clásicos de esta banda.

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5

Wow, was not prepared for this. I liked the other Spiritualized album on this list, but this one blows it out of the water. Favorite tracks are: title track, Come Together, Broken Heart (my favorite), No God Only Religion, and Cop Shoot Cop. A fantastic album and quite a surprise.

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5

Minimal krautrock songs, with massive (and noisy) orchestral arrangements. The thing that elevates this particular album is the raw emotion of the lyrics. then hurt of lost love, compounded by an unhealthy relationship with drugs, leaves the narrator of this extended suite completely laid and vulnerable. The emotion is exhausted, sung in a deadpan delivery as an exhausted calm after the (musical storm). A masterpiece.

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5

One of my all time faves - automatic five stars! My neighbour in Uni halls during my first year had the cd version packaged up like medicine, and I was always deeply jealous - such a great release! I love love love the way this album flows together, just fantastic stuff. Fave track - "Cop Shoot Cop" if pressed, but really this is an album experience, it's not really about the individual tracks...

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5

Ladnie obrodzilo w tym tygodniu w potezne albumiki, kolejny z kategorii ponad godzinnej, ladies and gentlemen we are floating in space to trzeci album w dyskografii brytyjskiej space rokowej bandy spiritualized, ktora mozna nazwac glownym projektem kariery muzycznej jej frontmena Jasona Piercea, ktorego juz mialem okazje poznac na wczesniej wylosowanej pozycji listowej, chodzi mi o lazer guided melodies, floatowanie w spejsie jeszcze bardziej rozwinal swoj pomysl jaki na kolazowe granie wymyslil na siebie pan Pierce, tak jak w przypadku pierwszego albumu plyta zostala nagrana praca wielu artystow studyjnych i czterech czlonkow bandy, dodatkowo dochodzi tutaj jeszcze prawdziwy chor gospelowy, co juz sugeruje, ze shoegazowanie bylo jeszcze niewystarczajacym srodkiem przekazu, bo o ile kazdy z trakow brzmi na swoj sposob unikatowo, to jendak mozna je podzielic na trzy grupy, kolazowa zabawa z samplami i brzmieniem jakie mozna uzyskac z wykorzystaniem sekwencjonerow 24 tasmowych, ktorego najlepszym przykladem bedzie tytulowy traczek pierwszy z plejlisty plyty, song ktorego ciezko opisac ze wzgledu na to jak buduje swoja melodie, wykorzystuje sample presjelowe z i cant help falling in love, a to wszystko na ponadczasowej progresji canon d, jak ending ewangelionwoy, kolejnym gatunkiem bedzie klasyczne shoegazowanie jak z all of my thoughts, mozna by takze zrobic kategorie dla naspidowanych gazowan, bo jakby nie patrzec walenie po kablach jest drugim najwazniejszym motywem albumu co zdecydowanie slychac analizujac lirycznie traki jak electricity czy i think im in love czy home of the brave, prawie bym zapomnial o zamykajacej cala plyte 17 minutowej junkowej balladzie cop shoot cop, ktora jest idealnym polaczeniem tworzenia muzyki opartej na samplach i mocnych overdubach z shoegazowym gitarowaniem, no i zostaja jeszcze kawalki instrumentalne i instrumentalno gospelowe, na ktorych slychac najlepiej jak dopieszczony pod wzgledem produkcji jest ten material, pan spaceman J. kolejny raz nie zawodzi i dostarcza material najwyzszej jakosci, tym razem uciekajacy w heroinowa psychoze zamiast w dreamowe filozofowanie, ale czego sie spodziewac po kombinacji rozstania i ladowania po kablach, dodatkowo rozstania wewnatrz bandowego, bo nie trudno sie domyslic, ze inspiracja wiekszosci materialow byla pani Radley czyli glowne klawisze zespolu, wiki podpowiada ze byl to jej ostatni material nagrany z Jasonem, wiec tak jak planowalem powoli poznaje dyskografie spiritualized, choc pewnie juz raczej plejka nie wypluje kolejnych pozycji, po odsluchu pozostaje jeszcze zapoznac sie z lektura sophies world z ktorego ma pochodzic tytul plyty, wiec pewnie jakas influencja byla, a na spotifajowa plejke dodam otwierajacy float i cool waves, czyli traczek gdzie zostal spozytkowany gospelowy chor, ale i tak cala plyta laduje na poleczce cedekow osobliwych w swym brzmieniu

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5

Incredible.

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5

Spacey

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Eargasm

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5

Yes. This one is a classic

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Easy 5

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5

Really enjoyed this spacey album.

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5

Not sure how I've never heard this album before. It's amazing.

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5

p820. 1997. 5 stars. Terrific mix of 60s psychedelia, Pink Floyd, Stones, Beatles, Julian Cope, 90s Brit Pop. This is GOOD.

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5

Good album made me happy to listen to this music

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5

new found appreciation for the harmonica (all of my thoughts) beautiful instrumentation in general

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5

Wow - an album I always read about in the late 90s and everything have should have told me to listen to it properly. I went back in a few months back and I’ve no hesitation in paying forward and giving this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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5

I can't begin to describe how much I love this album. I was aware of Spaceman 3 but initially didn't make the connection between them and Spritualized and letting my own musical snobbery take hold thought they would sound like watered down Mercury Rev. Boy I was wrong. I friend gave me a rip of a recording of a live show Triple J broadcast when Spritualized toured Australia one time. I found myself listening to it over and over again. I was mesmerised by the performance, especially the tracks that came off Ladies and Gentlemen. So I I tracked down the album and it became a firm favourite of mine. It has become my soundtrack to those days that the world gets too much. The dreaminess and swirling sounds negate any dark mood I am in, the sonic equivalent of a valium.

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5

This album had me enraptured from the opening minute. Space gospel, space rock, whatever this is, it's great. It's really unlike anything I've heard before, and that uniqueness carries you through the album, making you wish there was more to listen to.

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I will love you till I die And I will love you all the time Everything happens today And we're out here in space And I don't know where we are all going Baby I love you today I guess that's what you want And I don't know where we are all going

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5

Solid 4.5

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5

deserved 5-; I had a lot of thoughts listening to this album, initially I totally didn't appreciate it the way it deserves. Beautiful production, very high level. Diveristy of the melodies and sounds, space rocking and gospel choirs made me fell like really floating in a space or beeing of some kind of heavy drugs. Beautiful piece of art.

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5

bão d+

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5

spiritualized é criminalmente subestimado. a primeira track é coisa de outro mundo.

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5

Spotify always suggested the first track of the album to me which on its own I find incredibly boring. Therefore never felt the urge to discover more of this band. Glad I now got to listen to the whole thing! It's great, rocking, noisy weird good stuff

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5

Holy crap. Of the 410 albums I've listened to on this list so far, this is the first time I've heard a previously unheard album and wanted to rate it 5 stars. Usually it takes me a few listens to recognize a masterpiece, but I've been instantly blown away by this. Beautiful, compelling, original, and somehow lacking the pretension of an album like OK Computer by Radiohead. I have a feeling I will be listening to this a lot over the next few days. 5 stars.

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5

not listened to this for ages. you have to be in the right mood, but when you are in that frame of mind, its fucking excellent.

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5

Spiritualized's music is described as Space Rock, Neo-Pyschedelia and Gospel. This album is sure hard to categorize other than it is a fusion of a lot of styles. I can see people calling this a mess but there is something grand and majestic here which works pretty well for me. I saw these guys about four years ago; while maybe lacking stage presence, they had four guitarists and sound that was coming from everywhere. It was a great show and kind of best fits this album: wall of sound. I'd say there's a pattern to these songs but not really all of them. A fair number of them start soft with music more in the popular-at-the-time Britpop style (sounding like Oasis), builds the music and drama and ends in a more psychedelic/experimental area. The album-titled song starts everything in a very soft and dreamy way then transitions to song #2 "Come Together" the most tradional rock song on the album. From there, things get more interesting with more of the soft to loud song dynamic and structure with the loud being different musical styles, more drama, song complexity, instruments, etc. "All of My Thoughts" ends in a blues harmonica and experimental guitar jam. "Electricity" grooves with an organ. "Home of the Brave" and "The Individual" both build on the experimental guitars, sounding and ending like Sonic Youth. The loud of "Broken Heart" is an orchestra while that of "Cool Waves" is more gospel oriented. A big album at nearly 70 minutes ( CD era) but is definitely worth a listen. A great musical attempt of what floating in space would feel like, I think.

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5

02/02/2022 Sooooo good and unique. Love that I was able to experience this!

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5

I loved this so much. Cool Waves is my fave song off the album.

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5

I listened to this not too long ago but wanted to relisten anyway just to decide whether to give it a 4 or a 5 I swear it just hits harder every time. The textures are just so beautiful throughout and every vocal line is either catchy as hell, a tearjerking lullaby, or both

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5

Ladies and Gentleman, I am back. The first song is gorgeous but the whole album was bloody fantastic. I loved the spacey vibes and weird sounds. I found the cd for 4 quid a couple of days after this album was generated, an easy buy and it came packaged like a pill which is cool

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5

Ladies and Gentlemen is music about music, and packs enough worship into seventy minutes to sustain the jamming tendencies in evidence throughout. I'm not sure if the vision will work for everyone - though it certainly does for me - but feel confident that there are a few minutes for everyone here. It puts me in the mind of Matmos's Consuming Flame, though it's eminently listenable as an album. Too many love songs to choose from, and I love that.

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5

I was saving this review until after I took shrooms to really appreciate its inner beauty, but I didn't realize they were super potent APE. 2.7g felt like 4g and I was traveling through the metaverse. That didn't stop me from clumsily searching for this album on spotify and playing to completion. Time felt like an eternity and I don't think my mind was able to pay attention. But whatever, I've listened to this album maybe 3 times now sober and once on 15mg THC, so I think I have a good idea. I'd classify myself as a dream pop guy. Gotta love shoegaze and psychedelic music. What can I say? I love busy noise. Huge Sonic Youth fan. And this is full of noise, swirly shoegazy sounds. In 1997? When it was all but abandoned excluding parts of Verve's Urban Hymns? This album is the epitome of space rock and you can see why when it knows how to employ atmosphere, shrouding you in clouds of sound and gospel choirs but also utilizing silence and repetition well. You don't need much lyrics when it takes you on a magic spaceship. The music's like a 12 course meal at a fine dining establishment. You get a taste of what they're capable of in each track, yet it's coherent... these transitions are smooth from one to the next. There's no best song so fuck off raving that the title track is the objective best song of all time. Dude, it's all fantastic. Some of these songs are LONG, but I don't even realize it until I look at the timestamp. They just pass by. You start off with the beautiful baroque pop titular piece to the Beatlesesque with horns "Come Together" to the shoegaze "I Think I'm in Love" to the dreamy "Stay With Me". Later we got the industrial "The Individual" followed by the peaceful "Broken Heart." Like dude. That's fine dining. Oh and that 17-minute dessert "Cop Shoot Cop" is simply gorgeous, finishing with a bombastic explosion of chaos. Favorites: I Think I'm in Love, Stay With Me, No God Only Religion, Cop Shoot Cop

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5

Bangers: Almost all of it! I really like this shit. Jazz vibes, occasional pink Floyd vibes, gospel vibes, ska vibes, whew. really neat stuff. Clangers: I could take or leave Broken Heart. Bit slow... Vibe: Not sure I've ever heard anything like it. Really eclectic mix of stuff from start to finish and it all scratches me right where I itch.

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This. I first came across this way back in the year 2000. I was given a geet massive stack of CDs by a Northern Irish colleague and this was by far and away the most memorable, packaged as it was in a pill box, blister packed CD and patient safety notes. My colleague was herself a pharmacist, so it stood out even more. The ingredients are here for post-Britpop pomp and grandiosity, but we're never punished by it. It's like driving to Lake Garda on a lovely summer day. The journey of the album is twisty roads, tunnels and insane pensioners driving knackered old fiats way faster than should be even possible - but with a satisfying regularity you're rewarded by breathtaking views. The grandiose pomposity is there, but it's in the distance - to be appreciated - rather than stuffed down your throat, like some of Spiritualized contemporaries were wont to do. The production is faultless, using almost every knob on the control board at least once. It is never less than slick. Try as I might, I just can't dislike this album. There's too many associations with good experiences. Listen to it. Let it wash over you. You can, if you want, drive this album like an insane Italian pensioner. You can seek out the racing line, hug the corners and overtake buses on blind corners, and I'm sure it'll be absolutely great. But I'd prefer to let it show me its curves and stunning scenery.

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5

Great album.

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5

las lentas son bellísimas, los sonidos fascinantes, es un agasajo. mágico, fantástico, increíble. bien pudo haber sido producido este año, muy adelantado. en una palabra: etéreo

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5

I had the special edition of this, where the CD was contained in a blister pack, like a giant paracetamol. We listened to it on the way back from an Unbelievable Truth gig, it sent my dad to sleep and he crashed into a hedge. It's still a great album. I was 16 when I first heard it, and it sounded how I expected love and drugs to be. The album can't quite maintain the starburst of its first three tracks, but it still switches between heartracing and heartbreaking. It's the album Primal Scream, The Verve, and Kasabian wish they made.

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5

5 Stars because I had an amazing time watching some of their set when they played this album at a festival.

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4

Fuzzy heartbreaker of an album.... I love it.

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4

1997. Key Songs: Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space. Broken Heart, I Think I'm in Love

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4

I liked the overall sound of the album, was really well constructed, but i'm not sure if i would listen again cause is so sad. My favorite song probably was electricity, it sounded more psychodellic than the rest

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4

This is.... Not my cup of tea, exactly. The cacophonies were at times hard to sit through, but I also enjoyed many songs. Not an album I'd frequently listen to, but one I respect. 7/10 F.T.: Cop shoot Cop...

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4

Great album. Title track and Electricity are must-haves, and the back half is appropriately druggy and fuzzy - perfect ending. Maybe a touch long.

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4

I'll admit, I really got into this. It's good background music, but I occasionally tuned in and enjoyed what I was listening to. Can't name many specific tracks, but loved the vibe and will probably be back. Very spacey. Favorite track: "Home of the Brave"

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4

I am a fan now

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4

Floaty moments reminiscent of the Flaming Lips intersperse anthems defining that 90s/early 2000s guitar-band sound that I can't quite put my finger on.

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4

Reminds me of The Verge + Beatles. Cool use of orchestra and rock harmonica!

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4

Nice background music.

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4

Not a big fan of spirituality, in general, not the music group. I did like this album. Songs flowed together and the first song on the album has an interesting cannon.

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4

Not as good as I remember

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4

fye 9/10

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4

Inspiration from Pink Floyd can be seen. Parts are too generic rock. 3.5

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4

Good album. Last song is really long. Would listen to again.

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4

Really easy listening. Not a sound I'm used to, but I really enjoyed it. Kinda like a trance rock joint. Would definitely listen to this again. Kind of a hidden gem of a record.

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4

This was an absolute pleasure.

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4

I dig it. Spacerock is definitely for me.

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4

surprisingly awesome

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Weird

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Straight out the gate, I'm impressed by how this album does not waste any time. You want a title? You got a title. With absolutely no delay, the first thing you hear from this album is a woman's voice saying, "Ladies and gentlemen, we are floating in space." Aside from that, the music is pretty solid. It's kind of a shoegazy, atmospheric rocker with a lot of interesting effects that give it a feel sort of halfway between a traditional indie rock album and a collection of ambient recordings. I think I'll come back to this one.

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Chilled out album. Some nice strings and easy vocals. Creates a dreamy kind of atmosphere when listening. Some interesting arrangements with different instruments lending each song a slightly different character

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Tiene momento verdaderamente hermosos.

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A fun spacy mellow album. 0RS

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quite calming too

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- stuff damon albarn listents to - space

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I picked up this album years ago from my dad thinking that I was into some cool weird "ladies and gentleman we are floating in space"shit. Album still holds up but is honestly not anywhere as bizarre as I remembered it.

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ladies & gentlemen i am truly floating in space. such magical instruments along with the lots of other noises so much noise is the best thing i have ever heard. who doesn't love a pirate x shoegaze crossover? going to listen to it in the dark later for sure

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I was slow I'll listen too it today. Did hear the can't help falling in love with you thing though, and that was absolutely amazing.

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cool experience but not something i would actively listen to. except track 1 that one was nice!!

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Tremendously good album! Widely regarded as a classic and rightly so. I love it, there are a couple of tunes on it that are skippable, so 4 out of 5 for me. I’ve had this album for years though, so that may affect the rating too.

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I really enjoyed this one. The last track is way too long, but other than that it's a very enjoyable album.

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The title song will forever be stuck in my head, and this is a GOOD thing. It is the absolute best song on the album. All I want in life's a little bit of love To take the pain away Getting strong today A giant step each day The rest of the album is good. I enjoyed it. Standout: Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space.

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Atmospheric panning on Come Together is trippy as hell. Definitely a depression album. Cop Shoot Cop got a little grating but probably just didn't align with my mood.

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I really like this album. It rocks hard in places, is very spacey and psychedlic too a la Spacemen 3...but better than Spacemen 3. Also has a Mercury Rev vibe in spots. But as usual its the solid songs that make this a very satisfying listen. 4 stars

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Me encantó que nos tocara este disco justo después del Piper: raíces de la psicodelia seguidas con lo que se hizo con ideas parecidas 30 años después. Nuevamente, un buen descubrimiento gracias a la lista, porque nunca había oído a Spiritualized y me quedo con la cosquilla de buscar y escuchar más. Me gustó mucho el uso de sampleos y efectos en las voces, las guitarras y las atmósferas que generan. La primera rola que es casi casi un cover a Elvis fue mi favorita (ojo, en una versión del disco cambian la letra, pero en el remaster volvieron a la letra original de Elvis). Mi único 'pero' es que se vuelve largo: 70 minutos que podrían ser un poquito menos, en especial porque la última canción podría durar la mitad. No es mala, pero incluso llegué a sentir que la tenía en loop sin querer, y no… solo es que es laaaaarga.

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4.5 | El disco anterior que nos había tocado de este proyecto me pareció interesante, pero al final para mí se había quedado en "música agradable." Este disco cambió por mucho mi percepción al grado que creo que aquí si hay un disco esencial para que la gente conozca y podrían haber obviado el otro, al punto que después de escuchar más música de la "banda" (porque en sí es proyecto de una persona nada más) es de esas bandas de "culto" que podría hacerme fan. Creo que la palabra correcta para el disco es cinemático, es una mezcla de música ambiental, rock y estilos que no se encuentra en otro lugar. En realidad esa etiqueta de "space rock" no podría quedar de otra manera. Cada canción como si fuera una pintura distinta con letras sinceras, emocionalmente desnudas y un sonido general psicodélico elevado a la grandeza de un coro. Una canción puede repetir una y otra vez cómo solo necesita un poco de amor para que baje un poco el dolor mientras que a la siguiente recita letras clásicas de Elvis. Quisiera casi hablar de canción por canción pero sería demasiado largo e incluso es como quitarle la "sorpresa." Mi parte favorita el cierre majestuoso de Cop Shoot Cop con un delicioso piano de Dr. John, estática, un sonido de Nueva Orleans en purgatorio que se degrada y termina en un ruido majestuoso perfectamente realizado. Una gran sorpresa de disco y una excelente adición para mí.

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The title track is so good, I went on YouTube where some fella had put together a one hour loop of it. There are a few more long and explorative numbers on this album which I enjoyed so I will certainly be playing this more.

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Leuke verrassing met een paar toffe nummers. Maar een aantal nummers vond ik iets te repetitief. Over de grote lijn wel van genoten

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Lots of free form expression here. Love the interplay between distorted guitars and brass. Great. Dirge like at times.

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This one was pretty fucking cool. I'm gonna recommend this one to my future self when I took a look over these in a few years. Lots of sounds bro, listen again.

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The opening track is earth shatteringly beautiful and one I've loved for ages. I never got far into the rest of the album before though. Come Together is good, but a bit sludgy, like Primal Scream at their dullest. I Think I'm in Love won me back again though, beautiful and layered and textural and sad. By All Of My Thoughts I'm starting to wonder if every track really needs a full wall of sound freakout - it leaves a lot of the songs feeling a bit too similar. Final thoughts - every time this goes slow and vulnerable, it's amazing. Every time it tries to be 'rock and roll' it's dull. Had three tracks been dropped it'd be a five star album.

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This is what Oasis thought "Be Here Now" would sound like.

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Really good album, not sure why j didn't get into it at the time. Title track, come together, and electricity were my favourite songs.

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Very nice album

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Spiritualized's 4th and the most known album (1997). Great neo-psychedelia with noise sounds.

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Very cool space rock album. I always love discovering stuff like this.

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chill and melodic so far. hoping it keeps up and its a solid 4.

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love the layers and drones, cool find

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I think this album unfairly gets called a one-song-album a lot, but there's a lot here beyond the title track. The first three songs (including that title track) are all fantastic, and there are some great deep cuts throughout. It's too long, and some of the songs also feel too long on their own, but this is brit-pop required listening to my ears.

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I enjoyed the album but there were moments of chaos and noise I had to fast forward through. Overall a 3.5

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I loved the atmospheric quality of the album but it was a little messy

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Hits you like a psychedelic assault. In a good way.

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Cool atmostpheric album. Won album of the year over Radiohead ok computer. Need to give it a relisten.

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1. The rock defined genre 2. Vocals along with bg vox 3. Societal lyrics

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A dreamy album full of vast orchestral instrumentals that take you to a place off into the ether. Just as the album name suggests - we are left to feel as though we are indeed floating in space (and time). The addition of Elvis' 'Can't Help Falling in Love' on the title track, sets you up for a kind of mystique the album is going to bring. Best: Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space (I Can't Help Falling in Love) Worst: No God Only Religion

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Groovy baby

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Exceptional album 💿 in my opinion I have loved it for years. The opening track melts your heart.😁

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I liked the vibe of this one, and how it utilizes rapid tempo changes. Some the the tracks drag on a bit

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i loveeee the name of this album. also i can hear the influences of pachelbel's canon in the titular track. not the last person to do that and probably not the first but still very neat :)

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Great album. Had been awhile since I’d listened but really enjoyed that. Climbatize is amongst the best things the Prodigy have done. One Star off for that Firestarter nonsense but otherwise a top album

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I’m a big fan of the sound, not a big fan of the length. 7/10

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7/10. Honestly, pretty good, at least in the background.

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Great album

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Forgot how good this album is

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4.5/5. Kinda a classic. Solid rocker

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that was good!

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Expansive, excellent. Surprised that i hadn't heard any of this before. Reminded me in places of the Kula Shaker album that i adored in my early teenage years

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Cool waves sounds so spiritual. Felt like listening to a soulful hymn.

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I’ve liked

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Reminds me of a movie soundtrack for an imaginary film about rocket ships being lost in outer space. Super interesting, really chill, I love it

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I actually liked it :o

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This one was cool

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The smack-addled, cinematic end of Britpop.

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Eating cake on the toilet

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Bit trippy but tells a story through it.

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Excellent. Makes me wish I was a stoner.

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An old favourite I still regularly listen to, the arrangements for strings and choir elevate this album beyond Jason Pierce’s previous work with Spaceman 3 and the earlier Spiritualized albums. Hard to be objective about this album as it informed/(s) so much of my musical taste, but I particularly love the repeating bass refrain on “I think I’m in love”, the juxtaposition of the lost, plaintive lyrics on “All of My thoughts” against the chaos of the music, the emotive use strings on “Broken Heart” and the tentative steps towards acceptance and even hope on “Cool Waves”.

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Really like this. One of the few albums we've had so far that I've actually listed to from start to finish before, but it must've been at least a decade since I last heard it all the way through. That beginning section is wonderful, it tails off a little in the middle, and then picks up again at the end with that closer. Just squeaks a 4 for me.

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I like it, has some great tracks. Also doesn't fall into the space rock trap of extended spoken word sections

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Vmp

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4.5

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Still sounds great.

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I never heard about Spiritualized and didn't have much information about "space rock", but I loved this album. The last songs are a little bit exaggerated for my taste, but the first songs are more than a good reward to receive for these last songs. I rate it with 4 stars for the whole album, but absolutely 5 stars for the first half of the album. It's very nice to note that the late 90s (that I lived and liked very much) still have these hidden gems to find out.

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Nice blend of electronica and shoegaze indie. Like it! A lot!

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Where have I been with regards to this - excellent!

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Really, really good.

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Never heard this in full before but now appreciate why its spacerock gospel is loved so much. Borderline euphoria in contrast to extreme melancholy: what a mix!

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Interesting. I like the last song, but it's 17 minutes long haha. A quiet, melodic album.

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4.5 really nice album with lots of cool soundscapes. Something I've never heard of and very cool discovery . Def worth a revisit

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I enjoyed this a lot, but wasn’t a huge fan of the lengthy noodling on some tracks.

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Very nice. Different. Varied.

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This one surprised me. Not sure why I had a view in my head that I hated this band. Turns out it’s actually very good

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Bizarre, sweet, triumphant. It's a long listen but it rewards with major crescendoes, heartfelt performances, and very jazzy chaos. Only thing that's a blemish is the new cover art for it which is not as interesting.

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It wasn’t as great as I remember it.

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Bit different. Not really for me tho.

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It honestly dissapointed me a bit. Its still good, but feels way too long (and it isnt even that long). The closing track is pretty sick though

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Hm. Quite the atmosphere. For the most part, I enjoyed this album. 3.5

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Always enjoy how Spiritualized build their songs into this huge cacophony

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Bra album men saknar någon låt som sticker ut. Blir lite samma samma.

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Närmre min musiksmak än NIN, men vissa låtar var ganska kryddade. Lyssnade inte med headset och tror att jag kanske råkade ha shuffle på, så Alexander kommer nog inte godta mitt betyg förrän jag lyssnat på det RÄTT... men jag röstar ändå! :D

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songs range from 2-4

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några kul låtar men för långt

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This is an interesting album. Usually I like heavily produced psychedelia, but this one feels a bit overbearing at times. I like it, but intermittently. It starts to hit it's stride 4-5 songs in. I think if the first two songs were stronger then this might be an album I really like. Also this album feels like it's crecendoing to the end a couple of times, and then it just picks back up and keeps going. 3/5

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Есть две неплохие песни: "Broken Heart" и "Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space". Я не люблю шугейз, потому поставлю оценку 5.5, несмотря на высокие оценки критиков.

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Album très bruyant mais avec des sons vraiment posés

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The songs were a bit too mellow and ran into each other, not really sticking out to me.

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Space-rock, cool. Nice flow to the album. Interesting sound, Stand-out song so far - Electricity and Cool Waves

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Trippy psych rock electro, very chill. I liked it, reminds me of stuff I used to listen to at my sharehouses on a sunday after a big night

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Lots of beautiful stuff but I can't stand jamming at the end of songs. Too long.

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Interesting... it definitely fits with my ideas about brit music I heard in the early 2000's. (is this british?) See influence in Badly Drawn Boy, etc...

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Pretty good tracks

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I have never really heard this kind of music, but I like it so far. It was an interesting mix of styles to my ear. It was good to be introduced to something new, but I don’t need to download it.

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one of those 90s bands that sounded like each other

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The Elvis parts were good. Not sure if the mix is good. Pretty chill all in all!

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I think this project has made me more critical of obviously British accent singing. There's SO much. There were some cool sounds here, but the whole thing didn't stick with me too much. Electricity sounded like some old-school rock and loved the harmonica use. Felt real out of place on this album, however...Wait nevermind, the whole back half of the album became a journey through styles. It actually made me like it more? Not enough for a four, but a more respectful 3.5 in my eyes instead of a meh 3.

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A little over the top at times but I liked it and bought it

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Once I gave it a chance, its actually not that bad. A very aptly named album.

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Starts off strong but increasingly samey and a bit bland.

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Starts well but most of the songs end in horrible noise.

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As an album closer, Cop shoot Cop is show-stoppingly brilliant. The rest of the album however is mostly just ok and quite dull/tedious in places. there are a couple of exceptions throughout such as Come Together and Electricity and as a whole it’s undoubtedly an enjoyable listen, but I still don’t get the hype around this album.

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I feel like this space rock album was already extremely dated in the late 90s and should have belonged more to the mid 80s. It was fine, pleasant background listening, but really just not interesting enough for much more than that. I had to skip The Individual because it was too distracting, but then the very next one, Broken Heart, was really good and possibly the highlight of the album.

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Banda de rock espacial que desconocía. Grata sorpresa la canción Stay with me.

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I like it good music to learn stuff with

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Si je devais envoyer un album aux aliens j'enverrais celui-ci. Ca m'a un peu fait l'effet d'une prise de champignons hallucinogènes, même si je n'ai jamais expérimenté la chose, je suis sûre que l'enchaînement des musiques de l'album décrit parfaitement le rythme de ce type d'expérience psychédélique. J'ai adoré la première partie de l'album hyper dansante tout en restant lunaire, puis j'ai beaucoup moins aimé la suite clairement trop trippy à mon goût.

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Background, not that memorable

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Pretty chill listen mostly with a few more erratic songs. Mellow tunes flow beneath some grungier blasé lyrics. Floating in space, think I’m in love, stay with me

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Groovy, but meh

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Eh. I know this one gets massive kudos for what it is, and in the psych circles this one gets brought up a lot. But personally it just doesn't really fit the bill and is a little lacking in spacey-ness and heavy on vocals.

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Had some standouts but a lot was only moderately interesting

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When this album is quiet I love it and when it gets loud I stop loving it. Loved the first song with my whole heart though. Broken Heart and Cool Waves were also gorgeous. It’s obnoxious to say but it felt very Lynchian to me!

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Very average...

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Mellow

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Indie com mais potência do que o esperado.

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Mir nicht eingängig genug!

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Pretty interesting alternative album. Felt like it had some Pink Floyd influences on some tracks. Never really felt like any track stood out but it was a pretty easy listen and maybe one I’d revisit. 6.1/10

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Idk kind of boring to me. I know Spiritualized is well respected. I've tried with this album a couple times and nothing brings me back to it.

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5/10 Chill, soft music Uninteresting lyric Not very memorable lyric / voice

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Mezcla de estilos psicodélicos. Algunas canciones buenas, otras malas y otras a la vez buenas y malas...

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chaotic psychedelic space rock.

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Sasvim dobar album, očekivao sam više s obzirom što neki svršavaju na ovo.

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It wasn't my jam. I do enjoy some alternative rock but space rock is not something I have listened to much before. I would give it 3/5 because there were some good tracks on the album but overall not really my cup of tea.

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A psychedelic wall of sound with elements of drone, gospel, classical and jazz. In parts its brilliant, in other parts it’s a bloated and self-indulgent mess. It’s overly long as well, ‘Cop Shoot Cop’ being a major culprit coming in with a 17-minute runtime. In the end these flaws in execution cause the album to fall short of its ambition.

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Nice enough background music (listened whilst cracking on with some work one afternoon). Doesn't do enough for me to lift it into the "elite" category though.

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I don't really care for the musical style on a lot of the tracks, but it is really well performed and produced with some HUGE sections in some of the songs. Makes me think it would be better live in parts. Love the album name though

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Dit is wel heel heftig :0

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Un bon album rock psychédélique/alternatif/indie (space rock selon wikipedia), mais aucune chanson qui m'a particulièrement interpelé. À réessayer.

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Back in the day I loved the first track and when I was super sad at times I really liked "Broken Heart", was brutally sad but when you get broken up with its... yeah. Beyond that, I wouldn't want to listen to them on the regular. As for the rest of the album, I don't particularly care for it, but it's just standard brit-rock. I can't believe this beat OK Computer in 97 for album of the year in NME though, ouch.

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I'm a bigger fan of Spacemen 3 as they had a raw quality that was more compelling to me. Though I do like much of this album and respect it's ambition, it's too damn long and gets boring in places.

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Haven't we already listened to this? A lot of these records from the mid-90s are all running together. I liked the first few songs: the title track, Come Together (not the Beatles), and I Think I'm in Love (with lyrics like "Just me and my spike in my arm and my spoon," think more Lou Reed's Perfect Day than Eddie Money's song with almost the same title). Sorta liked Electricity. But the rest was unmemorable and felt endless. Are the 1990s overrepresented in the 1001 Albums book or is the randomization front loading the 90s records for us? Everything's starting to sound the same!

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There was a lot of this album that I really enjoyed. I really liked the first three three tracks, and Broken Heart. I did not enjoy the long, unpleasant, discordant sections in many of the songs. A bonus that "Cop Shoot Cop" quoted John Prine, a minus that it went on for 17 minutes with an unlistenable, interminable center.

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Another album with lots of noise, although the style of this noise is a little more in line with my current mood than most. It has an experimental feel to it, and the singing is so subdued that I actually can't state or even recall a single lyric. As such, it can't really be any better than 3 stars, which is where I'll leave it.

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90s alt rock baby. Definitely some Stone Roses, The La's, maybe even Oasis vibes, but there's also some nice detours from that sound in the latter half of the album

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Multistyled post-Roses grooves, borrowing Oasis's played-out schtick of nicking from familiar songs to prick up the ears. Interesting, pre-Grandaddy sci-fi buzz. Likeable.

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It was Ok

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Decent space rock, was a bit confused though as to why in the midst of the album the sound drastically changed from rock to almost only ballads

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Not really space rock as much as it is space themed. Not bad, but far too long and by the end they lose concept and just start shoegazing.

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6/10

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weird but fun

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6/10

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Nice production but writing was a bit dull

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Cerebral. Love the reimagining of Can't Help Falling In Love right off the bat. Rest of the album's a mixed bag, but fascinating sound.

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A lot of noise. I like chaotic and experimental music, but I was starting to get a bit annoyed after the third warbly noisy song in a row. The title track is genuinely amazing, so is the 17-minute long finale "Cop Shoot Cop". Not the biggest fan of the middle, but songs like "I Think I'm In Love" and "Broken Heart" nicely break up the tinnitus.

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Interesting - a new album for me

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I dont if I really like this, I gave a chance, I think it's the genre. The couple of songs did listen to were alright, but definitely not my cup of tea

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the instrumentation and mixing is incredible, truly like a spaceship, but the vocalist…doesnt do it for me most of the time.

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A lovely wallow in late 90s drug-fuelled indie.

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Pretty trippy and ambient, I didn't mind this.

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I listened to some of this a few weeks ago... Crazy, I know.

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Väldigt stor skillnad i känsla låtarna emellan. På ett bra sätt, det känns lite som ett konceptalbum som tar en till lite olika platser. Vissa låtar som Come together, känns lite som Oasis, medan albumets första spår ger väldiga Yo La Tengo-vibbar. All in all är det ett bra album, klart godkänt! Bäst: Gillar nog ändå "Come together" bäst. Oasis är ju fina.

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5/10 it was interesting. really beautiful at some parts and really really hard to listen to at others.

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Epic sound but falls short on songwriting ability. 2.5

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Some really nice songs (ladies and gents, broken heart) and I liked the start of good cop bad cop but not the last 8 mins or so. Overall pretty good! 6/10

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Strong 3, i was in space

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This was a new band and new music for me. I'm not sure where to put this album. I heard music that reminded me of Badly Drawn Boy, Damon Albarn or Oasis - and I like at least some music from each of those artists. There were also tracks that I definitely would skip ("All of My Thoughts", "Come Together", "The Individual"). I do not expect to listen to this album again, so rounding up to three stars is an okay measure of this listening experience.

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Some genuinely brilliant songs here, loved the second half more than the first half, but I don't think it was anything life changing. Probably should've listened to this smoking a J, but I didn't. 3.5/5

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Yeah, whatever

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First half was a five. Second half was a 2. Final score 3..... shame

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Meh

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Probably their best album but still a bit droney for my tastes or to keep me interested for a full album. Cop vs cop is excellent. 3 🌟

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Good but not my fav of theirs

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Took a few listens to get into it but it was rewarding once I did. I particularly enjoyed "I think I'm in love" and "Cop Shoot Cop"

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It was OK... Worked well as background music for working. I don't think I'd listen for pleasure...

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Good, but felt kinda generic at times

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I really liked the first song and the unique take on "Can't Help Falling In Love" but after that my feelings aren't so clear. Everything was decently put together but not really my thing. 3.5 stars.

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Ladies and gentleman, this album is overrated (kidding). I liked some moments on here, but it's not as special as people make it out to be.

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The review I wrote for this didn’t go though and I don’t feel like recreating it. Too much shoegaze lately in a nutshell.

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Interesting, space rock with a couple of good songs. Not amazing though.

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Enjoyed it

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Neither here nor there

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some very cool parts. Some meh parts.

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didn't finish listening to it but amazing sound. It reminds me of Duster

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Pretty decent space rock. Album starts off strong but gets a bit unremarkable about halfway through

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I thought for sure this was gonna be too weird, but it turned out to be just weird enough. I liked it.

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I can't say this one really grabbed me. It's definitely musically very impressive but I didn't really latch onto any tracks in particular.

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If you want to know what Pink Floyd would have sounded like if they started in the 90s instead, listen to this album. It was an interesting journey from start to finish as I had no idea what to expect next. Probably wouldn’t listen again.

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over-hyped

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Wowaweewah! That's a big album. Pretty melodic and dreamy in places, but not a bunch of tunes I feel the need to revisit often.

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Some good tunes, but wasn’t in the mood for “noise” at the time

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It really feels like they gave up halfway through the album. Very smart of them to choose their first track to be the only good one.

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Did not like it. Didn't know if it wanted to be a synth album or a vocal album.

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It's okay but a bit boring for me. Kind of like slow velvet underground voice.

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Erg veel geluid

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Thought I liked this. Turns out I don't really.

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Reminded at times of Dandy Warhols, post-Achtung Baby U2, and Eno. Tried to but didn't buy the cacophanous jams. Proud of myself recognizing Prine reference on closing track. Album was surprisingly symphonic throughout.

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Don’t remember this at all. Not a style i typically like. Drone-y. Come Together is ok though.

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As weird as the name implies.

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Some songs were fine, but the rest waved between boring a chaotic.

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It's ok, but it doesn't belong to a list of albums you MUST hear before you die

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I didn't like this. It sounded interesting, but it was noise. I would have been happy to die without hearing this album.

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Fine

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Xd

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welp space music it is. just not my speed. I'm docking a star for a 17 minute long, languid album closer.

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One word Wednesday review: no

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Nao fede nem cheira

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medium

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2.6

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Shoegazing, textured and trippy. I'm not in the same place as the critics who felt this was a masterpiece.

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Please, no mas!

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Not for me, don't like "noise" music. Couple of bright sparks but overall no

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i feel like they had potential but there's too much busy noise going on, it overwhelmed my ears

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The songs have very full, lush arrangements, but sometimes it was too noisy for me. Definitely had some neat ideas though, such as the first song which was almost similar to a classical canon in that it kept layering more voices to the arrangement. The vocal style kinda reminded me of the Beatles. Overall not my type of music though...

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Not bad. Does have some interseting parts. Not exactly what I would end up listening to.

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Overlong, self indulgent and often just very boring. Has some nice dreamy melodic moments but I struggle to force myself to listen to it all the way through.

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Weird and bad. First 2 weren't terrible. Why do many bad albums

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Just sounds like some weird noises that are composed into ’music’. Not really a fan 2/5

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Not doing it for me

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I didn't find this album engaging enough, too bombastic perhaps?

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Parts of the album were far too heavy for me to appreciate as this genre is not my forte at all, however I can appreciate that it’s all probably good music to rock lovers.

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Schwierig einzuordnen von gitarrenpsychedelisch bis Elektro. Pauschale durchschnittsbetrachtung

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Despite the claim of spiritualisation, I found myself rather bored. The album is good enough as background music while concentrating on other things, but it never gets anywhere.

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El inicio es muy bueno, gran uso de Can't Help[...] de Elvis. La segunda canción me parece la mejor y ahí, como bien dice el nombre del disco, se vuelan. Consistentemente perdieron mi atención. Es un ruido de fondo muy agradable. Songs: Come Together

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This certainly wasn't a good trip, and also wasn't eventful enough to at least be a bad one. Listening to it felt like trying to simulate a trip in a doctor's waiting room. The title track is undeniably gorgeous and I Think I'm In Love is another early highlight with the call and response vocals and repetitive groove... aside from that it dissolved into faux-psych mush. I'm normally a sucker for orchestral, bombastic production, but here it all just felt a little too indistinct, lacking clarity or dynamics. I was finished off by the 17-minute Cop Shoot Cop, which did not seem to earn its long running time at all. I'm intrigued to try further listens in case this moves up, for a first one this is unfortunately getting 2*.

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Slow, didn't finish

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An abject disappointment following 'Melodies' two years earlier. The lack of a strong rhythm section and any kind of melodic variation does make it feel like you're floating in space, but more in a 'god this is boring' kind of way rather than anything exciting.

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Reminiscent of other contemporary stuff like Happy Mondays mixed with a shoegazy space rock vibe. I found it pretty irritating to be honest.

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When you have to pause the album to have a break three times, you know it's not a good sign.

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What a strange record... Sometimes almost sounds like a generic britpop, but then all the orchestrations go in. I'll definitely give it one more spin somewhen... definitely maybe.

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It may require a few more listens, but I'm finding it a bit boring. First track and Broken Heart have been the best. Also, matching Buck Owens' efforts in 'earliest mention of the album title within the album'

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I must not have been in the mood for this piece. It was ok.

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It seemed like good quality and I should like it but it just didn't speak to me at best, and annoyed me at worst.

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A little too out-there for me.

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So, I didn’t get a chance to give this one multiple listens as I prefer for albums with which I am unfamiliar. From my first listen…I didn’t get it. It started out decent, but then kind of just became white noise…until each tune seemed to turn into actual noise.

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Music that I dont like

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Not very charming lyrics. Reverb sounds cool but loses its novelty.

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2/5 it was somewhat noisy

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A mix of ambient and structured songs. Some smooth and light, some more like the brass breakdown on Radiohead’s National Anthem

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During 1st song, I thought this was going to be awesome, but really the rest of it didn't grab me at all. Well constructed music, but a bit boring.

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Una altra de les grans bandes sobrevalorades dels 90. Aporta el toc oníric, confós i suficientment enrevesat de l'época per fer-se passar per música d'alt nivell per cervells escollits. Nah. No és més que soroll blanc amb molts apunts d'idees sense interés per desenvolupar-les

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Not into this album. I like the song Broken Heart and thought it was well place. Other than that I found the record meanderings

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lo que llegue a escuchar me parecio bastante bueno!

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I didn't like this one very much, but it was mostly inoffensive background music for coloring. I say mostly because some of the music strayed a little far into what I think of as noise. I liked I Think I'm in Love and Stay with Me alright. 1.75.

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Not my bag. Baby.

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Eka täysin tuntematon! Kiinnostava alku, mut meno ylty vähän liian sekavaksi. Ehkä toinen kuuntelu auttaisi mut ei jaksa ei pysty.

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Could not get all the way through it.

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Hugely bland with a singer who sounds like he can't be arsed getting out of his bed to do his vocals.

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Massive disappointment to me when compared to Lazer Guided Melodies which I really enjoyed... Couldn't get into it at all

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I find it both interesting and boring.

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Fundamentalmente ruido y disonancias. Aburrido.

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The songs are mixes of psychedelia, gospel and space rock. The songs are long and can drag on. Usually break up albums are exciting - this one is like the pub bore droning on at you about nothing. Best Tracks: Come Together; I Think I'm In Love; Electricity

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It wasn’t as annoying as I was expecting but won’t be played at my funeral.

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Plus one point for the interesting cover of an Elvis Presley song. Minus one point for not just calling it "Can't Help Falling In Love". Some of this wound up being strangely appealing, but most of it got extremely monotonous. Still not sure where I stand on the album cover resembling a prescription drug label. Maybe I didn't take the right drugs while listening.

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😑 sounds like a mish mash to me, all the instruments sound indistinct, the vocals sound all floofy. I would describe the album as mostly floofy.

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Sometimes I really, really wonder what the compilers of this list were thinking. This was just the biggest, boringest non event of an album. Never again. 2/5.

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I read about this before putting it on and based on the descriptions - space-rock...neo-psychedelia...epic - I was ready to love this. But I don't. It's dense in a way that becomes inaccessible. Is it something that comes with time? The songs are long already yet seem longer than they are. Not a compliment. I had this one over the weekend which gave me time with it but I actually am finding myself liking it *less* the 2nd/3rd times through. It's noisier than i'd wanted (holy hell "The Individual" is an abomination that I didn't need in my headphones with the lights off). And I don't necessarily need pop but there aren't anything resembling hooks *anywhere* on this album that I could remember - even the best/longest prog songs will have recurring themes. I still don't really remember anything from this. I think I'm trying too hard - just cannot connect with this one. Clearly a lot of time/effort was put into this which - great - but there seems to be so much effort into making a vast variety of sounds and tones that they forgot to put any effort into the craft of songwriting. Lack of any good actual songs makes it essentially unlistenable for me. 2/10 2 stars.

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eee the screeching noises triggered me massively… there were maybe two good songs and the rest made me furious

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It's like one long annoying song. Didn't enjoy so didn't add.

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This didn’t really grab me but perhaps I didn’t give it a fair listen. 2*

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Good but overrated, I imagine they're better live

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Meh

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Just sounds like a really shit version of Screamadelica to me.

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So unglaublich nichtssagend, dass ich die ersten 3. Songs spätestens nach 1:30 ausgemacht habe. Beim 6. Song hat mich das Interesse komplett verlassen, kann ich unmöglich durchhören. Diese Platte ist irrelevant. Die Musikjournalisten vom NME, die dieser Platte 1995 statt Radioheads „OK Computer’ den Vorzug bei der Kür zum 'album of the year‘ gegeben haben, sind gehörlose geistig Behinderte. Nie wieder.

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Didn’t care for this album. Sounded like creepy children nurseries set to British rock.

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Big YAWN

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Not good imo

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Nonononononononon

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How did this beat out OK Computer for album of the year? How is this amazing?

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Boring af

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Did not enjoy the first two tracks, so I stopped listening

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Just not a fan of this style of music.

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Очень тяжело было слушать этот альбом. Много лишних фоновых звуков, создающих шумы. Какая-то неразбериха. Один трек был похож на музыку из заставки к «Тайнам следствия».

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I could not find a single thing about this to appreciate.

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Holy crap, this sucks

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Not my bag…

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Meh.. mjög unremarkable.

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Ugh Insufferable. Droning space gaze something.

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Meh.

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Definitely British. Not my favorite

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Not exactly sure what they were going for, but not for me

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hmmm

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