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Good Dope & Good Fun: A Spiritualized Companion

Side A
Artist Song Buy
Spiritualized  Anyway That You Want Me  buy on itunes
Spiritualized  Feel So Sad  buy on itunes
Spiritualized  I Want You  buy on itunes
Spiritualized  Run  buy on itunes
Spiritualized  Sway  buy on itunes
Spiritualized  Smiles  buy on itunes
Spiritualized  Why Don't You Smile Now  buy on itunes
Spiritualized  Angel Sigh  buy on itunes
Spiritualized  You Know It's True  buy on itunes
Spiritualized  Good Dope/Good Fun  buy on itunes
Spiritualized  Electric Mainline  buy on itunes
Spiritualized  Let It Flow  buy on itunes
Spiritualized  Good Times  buy on itunes
Spiritualized  These Blues  buy on itunes
Spiritualized  Luminescence  buy on itunes
Side B
ArtistSongBuy
Spiritualized  Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space  buy on itunes
Spiritualized  Come Together  buy on itunes
Spiritualized  I Think I'm In Love  buy on itunes
Spiritualized  All Of My Thoughts  buy on itunes
Spiritualized  Stay With Me  buy on itunes
Spiritualized  Electricity  buy on itunes
Spiritualized  On Fire  buy on itunes
Spiritualized  Do It All Over Again  buy on itunes
Spiritualized  The Twelve Steps  buy on itunes
Spiritualized  Stop Your Crying  buy on itunes
Spiritualized  This Little Life Of Mine  buy on itunes
Spiritualized  She Kissed Me (It Felt Like A Hit)  buy on itunes
Spiritualized  Lord Let It Rain On Me  buy on itunes
Spiritualized  Never Goin' Back  buy on itunes
Spiritualized  Sweet Talk  buy on itunes
Spiritualized  Soul On Fire  buy on itunes

Comment:

Two hours of droning sonic love from one of the top notch headphone-worthy artists of the past decade and a half. Personally, I'm (very) partial to the first few albums, when Jason Spaceman Pierce continued where classice 80s/90s drone-psych pioneers left off, with fuzzed-out guitar & synth romps, blen-ding psychedelia and Velvet Underground hooks into a joyous mind candy. Disc one covers those two first great albums and the contemporaneous singles, and it's a joy to behold. Disc two picks up with perhaps my favorite album of theirs (and an underrated mid-90s classic), Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space, where he added in some blues and gospel and came up with something of a sonic masterpiece. The first 6 tracks of the album are capture here in their interlinked original running order to avoid spoiling the fun.
He kinda lost me after that, weeding out much of the psychedelic noodling and upping the blues and gospel elements. The next three albums have a few highlights each here, but I'm not a huge fan. And I have to say I really care not at all for this year's release, hailed as something of a heart-wrenching ode to Pierce's own near-death experience. Stark, sure, but not an enjoyable listen.
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Pop Kulcher
Date: 12/28/2008
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freemethodist
Date: 12/29/2008
I saw the kid play not too long ago in a small venue. Thankfully I had earplugs. I mean that in a good way.
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Rob Conroy
Date: 12/31/2008
I had the same experience as freemethodist, albeit a few years ago. Cool mix. I did one of them in '02... forgetting the title now, but it was sometime in July of that year.
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Mr. Mirage
Date: 1/4/2009
White male, 49, seeking brain candy ... well, this will suffice in the meantime.

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