Review: Following the massive success and emotional resonance of "Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space'" might have been a struggle for many a band, but not so Spiritualized. Jason Pierce's spiritual warriors delved into still more unchartered romantically-aligned and chemically-altered mental netherlands on this, their 2001 fourth album. With its lush orchestration adding weight and celestial atmosphere to melancholy yet uplifting ditties like "Out Of Sight" and blues-derived barnstormers like '"The Twelve Steps" alike, "Let It Come Down" is a 21st century equivalent to soul-searching classics by the likes of David Crosby ("If Only I Could Remember My Name") and Gene Clark ("No Other"), its classic songwriting and ornate setting married perfectly to powerful pathos and tortured introspection alike.
Review: It's been a whopping six years since the last Spiritualized album and Jason Pierce, the founding, spearhead member, behind the group's success honourably lives up to expanding the notion of 'space rock' into 2018, and beyond. On the airwaves it's been "I'm Your Man" that's charted most attention, a sombre-ish, horn-blowing, western number with a touch of the blues. Meanwhile there's also "Here It Comes (The Road) Let's Go", a song that is said to be a list of instructions that leads the listener to Pierce's house. "The route is real," he says, while singing about rusty gates, paraphernalia and radios. Space may be the place, but if not, try over at Spiritualized.