Amazing Grace - Spiritualized
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  • Summary: A quick follow-up by Spiritualized standards, 'Amazing Grace' finds Jason Pierce with a new record label (his own Spaceman Records imprint) and a more immediate, less orchestral sound than on 2001's 'Let It Come Down.'
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. 91
    Amazing Grace is at peak moments an amazingly graceful representation of MC5/Stooges skid marks on a psychedelic superhighway. [Oct 2003, p.112]
  2. 80
    The sound is taut and tough, with a much more spontaneous sound than previous efforts. [#23, p. 101]
  3. Easily the least indulgent of the releases for the group thus far.
  4. Much of 'Amazing Grace' is the tired evidence of a man rehashing the same ideas - rather than sounds and movements - like a robotic, assembly line Andy Warhol.
  5. It may still sound beautiful, but too often Amazing Grace comes off as mere formula.
  6. This is drivel inflated to whole new levels of bombast. [#235, p.72]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15
  1. Apr 30, 2012
    10
    i don't know why people keep insisting that this album is so bad... the best album to come out of spiritualized/spaceman 3... come on!! the ballad of richie lee? hold on?
    when was jason pierce so "on the money" in other records? and the 2-3 minute blastoffs in the middle are just what you need in a bombastic spiritualized album.. they are breathers.. "never going back" is absolutely neccessery where it is!
    best record out of a great band (and this review is written after sweet heart sweet light already came out)
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  2. wayne
    Mar 14, 2006
    10
    i think it's one amazing,warm,meaningful film
  3. Mar 19, 2011
    10
    Absolutely incredible, just like the majority of Spaceman's discography. There are some absolutely breathtaking moments to be had here, filled ripe with emotion. Expand
  4. mattt
    Sep 10, 2003
    8
    Different than the others but still great
  5. WillieL
    Aug 12, 2006
    8
    Whats wrong with you people? WHATS WRONG?! This is another wonderful album from Pierce. Sure, its no Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space, but what is? Take to mind that illness disrupted this recording and the songs like Hold On, Oh Baby and Lord Let It Rain on me really have effect. A great album. If not their best. Plus a Spiritualized parody for you - "Lord, Im On Heroin". I thought it was funny... Expand
  6. Jon
    Jul 18, 2004
    7
    At first i didn't like the album as well, but over some time it's grown on me, still far from perfect, but it's got a handful of tracks to make it worth going back to Expand
  7. ToddB.
    Jun 28, 2004
    0
    Dreadfully bad, it's only 43 minutes but it felt like forever.

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