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Everything Was Beautiful


Everything Was Beautiful

Ninth studio album from Jason Pierce's space rock band

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  1. 10.0 |   Evening Standard

    Far into his long career, this latest record feels like a greatest hits round-up of Jason Pierce’s most appealing talents
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  2. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Spiritualized reach glorious new heights with Everything Was Beautiful
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  3. 9.0 |   XS Noize

    With Everything Was Beautiful, J Spaceman has come home again, a gorgeous album from start to finish
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  4. 9.0 |   Uncut

    In many ways, it’s everything you could want in a Spiritualized album. Print edition only

  5. 9.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    With Spiritualized’s new album everything is beautiful. It’s a record of immense power, poise and tenderness, created by a bona fide virtuoso
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  6. 9.0 |   All Music

    Delirious and exciting, a perfect distilment of the best parts of the band's various phases that feels reinvigorated and new
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  7. 9.0 |   Clash

    Terrific space rock that feels utterly untethered from its sources, ‘Everything Was Beautiful’ easily ranks amongst Spiritualized’s finest achievements
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  8. 9.0 |   Under The Radar

    If it turns out that Everything Was Beautiful is the last Spiritualized project we ever get, it is an unexpected gift that lives up to the best of Jason Pierce’s storied career
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  9. 8.5 |   Paste Magazine

    Marks another career-best in Spiritualized’s euphoric discography
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  10. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    While Pierce is probably playing to the gallery with a work that seamlessly fits in with the rest of his oeuvre, he hasn’t sounded this effective and direct in years
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  11. 8.0 |   NME

    The man also known as J. Spaceman delivers a dense, orchestrated record that is as solid as it is sprawling, proving that he's a master of sonics
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  12. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Spiritualized have delivered yet another great project with Everything Is Beautiful, an incredible mix of genres bringing forth truly impressive instrumentals with compelling lyrics
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  13. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Utterly beautiful. Print edition only

  14. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    Lockdown provided the space for Pierce to sit back and revisit the tracks. The songs have all benefitted from these unexpected levels of time and space to add additional material and occasional re-writing
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  15. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    An album that suggests that Pierce took full advantage of the Covid-induced break to reinvigorate the band’s sound
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  16. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    He plays 16 different instruments, that was mixed at eleven different studios and at his home. Employing 30 musicians and singers, including his daughter Poppy, it rings as loudly as do the bells & chimes that were used from the Whitechapel Bell Foundry
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  17. 8.0 |   The Observer

    The space rockers’ ninth outing is their most assured in a long time, revelling in ecstatic keyboards and orchestral wallops
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  18. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Capable of rivaling the best works of a robust discography from a veteran band that shows no signs of slowing down
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  19. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    On his ninth LP, the English musician continues to poke a little fun at his own expense, alluding to being in a state of perpetual medical dependence while reveling in the joy of being human
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  20. 7.8 |   Beats Per Minute

    This is another fine album in Pierce’s and Spiritualized’s repertoire
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  21. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    J Spaceman’s latest opus is gloriously satisfying and self-referential, refining his orchestral space rock with alchemical power
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  22. 7.0 |   Gigwise

    A journey of humility, euphoria and wisdom
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  23. 7.0 |   DIY

    There’s just enough on ‘Everything…’ to ingratiate fans both new and old
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  24. 7.0 |   musicOMH

    A minor miracle of construction, there’s the impression that every sound here was percolating in Jason “J Spaceman” Pierce’s head Brian Wilson-style long before it was captured on tape
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  25. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Spiritualized harness their power on Everything Was Beautiful. Filling the album to the brim with instruments, they find new space in old sounds
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