Let It Come Down

  • Record Label: Arista
  • Release Date: Sep 25, 2001
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25

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  1. JacG.
    Nov 20, 2001
    10
    Absolutely the best I have heard in years!!!!
  2. NorthFreedomFighter
    Apr 6, 2005
    9
    Overwhelming, ambitious and absolutely empowering. This albums is the great work of a man who is not afraid to dive into his pretention to deliver what he feels the world needs to hear. Utterly brilliant
  3. JasonA.
    Oct 16, 2001
    10
    Brilliant, genius!!! One of my top 5 albums of all time.
  4. Travis
    Jul 7, 2004
    3
    i really just don't understand how it could have gone so damn wrong. there seem to be only two songs on this album - the rehashed versions of 'electricity', and downright boring dirges, cleaved in the middle by a merely passable exercise in free-jazz. it's horrible. the absolute worst spiritualized album.
  5. Chris
    Nov 12, 2001
    10
    Jason Spaceman is a genius. A natural progression from his earlier work.
  6. JamesT.
    Nov 19, 2001
    9
    This cd close a perfect circle initiated with lazer guided melodies. From minimal to maximun overdrive. Pink Floyd meets Phillip Glass. Brian Wilson remixed by krautrockers. A gospel choir on acid. Brilliant.
  7. MacM.
    Oct 8, 2002
    9
    Drugged up, fucked up, broken up, loved up, busted up... Just stunning.
  8. Æ
    Feb 18, 2002
    4
    Nowhere near as good as their previous work. The songs are mediocre at best, overall its a dull and boring album, after 4 years since their last release, I was expecting something better than this.
  9. JonL
    Aug 21, 2006
    10
    The best Spiritualized album, period. Bombastic, yes, but rather than crushing the confessional songwriting of Pierce, it transcends it, and the emotional impact is stunning. Too bad Amazing Grace couldn't live up to it...
  10. plumpudding
    Sep 19, 2001
    9
    American magazine... what do they know? (Spin sucks). Brilliant lp and their most touching.
  11. ihtyandr
    Dec 12, 2002
    9
    Number one album of the 2001 for russian poetic soul. haven & heaven for me. its really narcotic from pierce.
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. The Wire
    70
    Let It Come Down suffers just a little from Pierce's presumably healthier outlook. [#211, p.66]
  2. 'Let It Come Down' is another towering achievement - both musically and emotionally.... This is music as it's meant to be: raw, colossal and awe-inspiring. No wonder everything else just pales in comparison.
  3. Pierce enhances his trademark electro-scapes with rich gospel choruses and grand orchestral flourishes for operatic effect.