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Or am I the only one with ears
yeah it's dull as fuck
i want it back
no it's good
and you're not the only one with one ears. Doubly wrong.
Great album, bit overlong, not as good as the first two.
It's got a shit load of filler, especially in the second half.
because its just better in every respect
Spiritualized have their moments but Spacemen 3 were on another level.
Playing With Fire & Perfect Prescription are the best thing Pierce has done.
it's okay, but not only is it not one of the better tracks on the album, it's not even among the best Spiritualized tracks.
'All I want in life's a little bit of love to take the pain away' just slays me every time.
Not a single bad moment.
but even the overly long Pure Phase is a much better album.
Have Spiritualised written anything better than Shine a Light or Step into the Breeze off of Laser Guided Melodies? They're fucking amazing.
as I assume it is shit
And it's only the third-best Spiritualized album. For what it's worth:
Lazer Guided Melodies > Pure Phase > LAGWAFIS > Let It Come Down > Songs In A&E > Amazing Grace > Sweet Heart Sweet Light.
having been a big fan of Floating in Space for years. Never heard it, looking forward to seeing what the fuss is about.
Remember Jonsi from Sigur Ros voted it as one of his all time favourite albums and the one that got him and his friends into certain guitar noises.
with the 10th track having an error where the first minute repeats. I assume this is why LGM doesn't quite get the recognition it deserves, though internet access has made getting the proper 12 track version pretty easy.
It's the main reason I haven't listened to it as much as the other albums, because I can't be arsed with having to listen to it in 15 minutes chunks so I also don't know which songs are which.
Ladies and Gents is pretty flawless though except that one that's just a looped bassline with a load of noise over the top. I always skip that. Tracks like Come Together, Think I'm in Love, Broken Heart, Cool Waves and Cop Shoot Cop will always sound fresh and will be among my favourites for all time.
though I do think the album indexed as suites work well.
I just find LGM and Pure Phase more consistent. Ladies and Gentlemen certainly has some great tracks, but it's very front-loaded. Cop Shoot Cop is great up until the noisy section, then you can basically turn the album off.
just got a dead cheap second hand copy off amazon
to let 15 minute tracks bother you, it's this gnat's attention span generation that's killing music.
It's more the fact, if I take my eye off the ball, I lose track of where in the track things are and hence can't divide up what bit is what without actually listening to it, which I don't have enough time to dedicate to when music is on in the background. Also, if say the last "track" in the suite is the best, it's a massive ball ache listening to it if it's tucked away 9 minutes in. I like listening to albums but I also like having the freedom to skip a track here or there or put a track into a playlist.
Anyway, before now I didn't know that there was a 12 track version but without the will to learn about proxy whatevers, this world of banned torrent sites means ill probably never get round to hearing that.
Sometimes you just want to listen to one specific track.
But of course doing so puts one at risk of having their Trve Mvsic Fan license revoked for not listening to the full album.
Just listen to the whole album. That's the point of it. Christ, if there was ever an album where you -shouldn't- skip tracks, LGM is it...
I'm not sure why there's even a fuss being made over this, I rarely ever skip tracks and don't really care what part of the album it is as long as it's good.
You will enjoy it.
but seeing them play it live with the string section and the gospel choir was just incredible.
tbf it also >>>>>> most music of the period
As heartbroken/break-up records go it's one of the best. It's the sort of album you stick on when you're waking up and hitting the hard stuff in the morning.
which is perfect, fyi
is an indication of a person's music taste and how sophisticated it is. or isn't, in this case.
the reason people flat out don't like it, only like parts of it, or prefer Spiritualized's more washed-out efforts is most likely due to an aversion to blues and jazz, which is classic DiS. Also noise.
who appears to just hear the incendiary free jazz horns/sax on 'The Individual' as indistinct noise.
anyway, I bet my post is totally otm.
people saying it tails off, which correlates with my argument because the jazz/blues/gospel influences become more pronounced as it goes on.
you're talking out your ass.
the influences were consideray more diluted in the dreamy space rock.
so you can take your glib rebuttal and shove it up your "ass", sir.
It's also not any noisier than the ending of Shine A Light or anything by Spacemen 3. You could possibly make that argument about the post-Ladies and Gentlemen albums, but otherwise I'm sticking with "you're talking out your ass." Self-indulgent album is self-indulgent.
and I said it gets more pronounced as the album progresses anyway.
the noise aspect isn't particularly important, anyway... it's more that it's full-on jazz/blues in the way it gets noisey.
and 'self-indulgent' is such a rubbish criticism; it only applies if the record isn't widely lauded as a masterpiece.
the fact that it's you saying this is kind of damaging to your argument.
see also the number of ^thises you get.^thises from DiSers. every one reinforcing my argument.
I am not a smug person in the slightest. disarmingly humble, actually. well, mostly, apart from my totally earnest belief in my musical rectitude.
I'm never going to listen to this bag of wank album now :D
I'm going to take the music in my hands and push it in your ears.
but worst, most pretentious and tedious thing Ive ever seen live, put me off them forever.
I saw it at ATP without really listening to it prior and was like 'da fuck is this bullshit?'
massive massive delusional poser
it was dull as fuck live.
rather than the recorded live version.
At that gig. And it really wasn't THAT bad, he just wasn't all "hello Camden, are you ready to rock? I said, ARE YOU READY TO ROCK?"
(thats you that is)
I'm standing in the rain
And she's left me
Cos I'm on heroin
Now I'm down
Great album and the one that got me listening to Spiritualized. Always preferred Let It Come Down however....
there's quite a few songs that are a bit blah though
I don't think I'm sophisicated enough to enjoy it properly
in old fart at play
Ladies and gentleman we're floating in bants
not a good album. A hodge podge of stodge and 'male pain'. Tbh i don't think I really like any albums in the 'classic British indie rock' canon, except the queen is dead and different class.
or posts or w/e where they confuse their dislike of a critically lauded and widely loved record with the record actually being bad.
I could avoid all of this by not browsing this place anymore.
with the record actually being good?
you've proved it. you're very, very special. i'll start listening to the national now. thanks.
Pretty immersive mood type of record for me.
Been meant to try out that other Lazer Melodies one that everyone else loves
you argumentative belms
probably just trolling.
what are these space sucks we are floating in?