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Spiritualized review – Jason Pierce twists a simple idea into elegant new shapes
Die-hard fans shower adoration on former Spaceman 3 frontman as he guides stripped-back band through giddily euphoric rushes and walls of improvised noise

Alexis Petridis

01, May, 2022 @11:59 AM

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Spiritualized: Everything Was Beautiful review – a sweet din of magnificent melodies
The space rockers’ ninth outing is their most assured in a long time, revelling in ecstatic keyboards and orchestral wallopsps

Kitty Empire

24, Apr, 2022 @8:00 AM

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'Colourful, vibrant, sensual!' Stars on Jimi Hendrix, 50 years gone
In awe of everything from his raunchiness to his skill with sheer volume, members of Pixies, Yes, Parliament-Funkadelic, Thin Lizzy and more celebrate the guitar god, who died 50 years ago today

Ed Prideaux

18, Sep, 2020 @11:30 AM

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Daniel Johnston: a potent, profoundly moving songwriter
Johnston’s mental health struggles made him an unlikely musical hero, but his beautiful, artifice-free songwriting remains hugely influential

Alexis Petridis

12, Sep, 2019 @9:25 AM

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End of the Road festival review – potent bacchanalia and mysticism
‘See you in the twilight zone’ says one musician; EOTR has enough weirdness, charm and shaggy charisma to weather our end-of-days era

Jazz Monroe

02, Sep, 2019 @11:01 AM

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Beirut, Michael Kiwanuka, Spiritualized and Metronomy to headline End of the Road festival
Courtney Barnett and Jarvis Cocker also join lineup for eclectic West Country summer gathering

Kate Nicholson

31, Jan, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Spiritualized review – drone-rock's dark magus orchestrates a transcendent wig-out
By turns poignant and defiant, the soulful rock’n’roll wastrel Jason Pierce turns up the feedback and faces down his mortality – flanked by a horn section and a gospel choir

Stevie Chick

23, Sep, 2018 @11:01 AM

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Spiritualized: And Nothing Hurt review – a glorious sonic daydream
An eighth album from Jason Pierce’s dependably blissed-out and hazy psych rock outfit

Michael Hann

07, Sep, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Spiritualized review – celestial narco-balladry hits exquisite heights
Delivering his 1997 slab of experimental majesty Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space, Jason Pierce blends fragile ballads with cataclysmic freakouts

Mark Beaumont

09, Nov, 2016 @1:05 PM

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Ringo was the only good Beatle … so what is your most #unpopularmusicopinionhour?
With Twitter users getting views off their chests at #UnpopularMusicOpinionHour, we asked Guardian staff to share what opinion they’ve been shouted down at the pub for

Elle Hunt

08, Jan, 2016 @1:14 AM

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The 10 best albums inspired by drugs – in pictures
Mind-altering substances have fuelled musical creativity down the ages. Kitty Empire picks the most influential records, from Revolver to Screamadelica

Kitty Empire

05, Oct, 2014 @9:00 AM

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The 10 best summer albums
Phew! The sounds of summer, from the Beatles to Lauryn Hill, as chosen by the Observer’s pop critic, Kitty Empire

Kitty Empire

13, Jun, 2014 @11:00 AM

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