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And Nothing Hurt


And Nothing Hurt

Eighth album and first in six years from Jason Pierce's space rock band

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  1. 9.1 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Jason Pierce's spacey rock and roll vision continues to pay off with rich rewards
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  2. 9.1 |   A.V. Club

    If this really is the final Spiritualized album, as Pierce keeps threatening, it’s one hell of a grand statement to go out on
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  3. 9.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    Of course, Pierce has been writing the same song his whole life — it’s a damn good song. Let’s hope to hear more of it
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  4. 9.0 |   Under The Radar

    And Nothing Hurt is nothing short of gorgeous: lush arrangements placed deftly upon somber subject matter. The resulting record is a fitting return for the spaced out and thoughtful
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  5. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    If you’re making your last long-player, as Pierce has regularly declared, it’s a spectacular sign-off
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  6. 8.0 |   The Music

    The results are so immaculately detailed; It's hard to believe the orchestral swells of 'Damaged' are the work of one man
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  7. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    It might lack the cosmic redemptive vision, and be out of step with 2018, but it is hard to deny And Nothing Hurt’s sleepy golden loveliness
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  8. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    While it's a mostly subdued record, Pierce puts his Telecaster to work on a couple of adrenaline pumpers like "On the Sunshine" and "The Morning After," which climax with fits of free jazz madness
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  9. 8.0 |   NME

    Jason Pierce keeps on keeping on throughout this fragile, improbably beautiful ode to life itself
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  10. 8.0 |   DIY

    An album that only re-affirms his unique and inimitable talent
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  11. 8.0 |   All Music

    Stands alongside the very best outings on the Spiritualized shelf
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  12. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    A glorious sonic daydream
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  13. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Hails from the same blissed-out space-rock territory and layered arrangements as 1997 masterpiece 'Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space'
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  14. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Few acts are as compelling live as Spiritualized on a good night, and Pierce is likely to execute these songs as stunning live material
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  15. 8.0 |   Clash

    If this is Spiritualized’s last – and Pierce hasn’t fully rowed-back on that threat, given his lucubrations drove him “crazy” – it’s a very satisfying denouement
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  16. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Jason Pierce's latest And Nothing Hurt is a kind of condensed greatest hits of the greatest merits of Spiritualized
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  17. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    It takes approximately twelve seconds of the opening track – the second you hear his voice – before you realise that this is it: you’re inside another Spiritualized record
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  18. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    It often sounds like Lou Reed backed by Dusty Springfield’s 60s band with a heavy leaning towards songs of heartbreak and redemption
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  19. 8.0 |   The 405

    Taking on a seemingly impossible mission statement, Spiritualized look both forward and back on And Nothing Hurt. Don’t blame them for making it sound easy
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  20. 8.0 |   Q

    He's on top form here: still damaged, still brilliant, still floating in a musical galaxy entirely of his own creation. Print edition only

  21. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Bursting with symphonic goodness, musical adventure and dizzying levels of intensity. Print edition only

  22. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Another inspirational triumph over adversity. Print edition only

  23. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    If it wasn’t for the addition of the two up-tempo tunes, this would be the aural equivalent of having a warm bath whilst on a morphine drip. Or a bucketful of really nice ice cream
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  24. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    On what may or may not be the final album from his legendary space-rock project, Jason Pierce finally sounds as though he has a hold on his passions, preoccupations, and demons
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  25. 7.6 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    All in all, the LP is easily enjoyable and stands on its own very well. Dig it
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  26. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Dripping with hope and optimism
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  27. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The album is an attempt to transpose the Spiritualized space-rock orchestra into Jason Pierce's bedroom
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  28. 6.5 |   Earbuddy

    Upbeat guitar rock jams with some spacey, psychedelic tendencies
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  29. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    As multiple tracks present gorgeous songwriting paired with tantalisingly underpowered production: frequently, the album longs to explode heavenward, but lacks the necessary muscle
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  30. 5.0 |   music OMH

    Sail On Through closes an album of inoffensive lullabies and perfectly serviceable rock music. And Nothing Hurt is a fitting title for a record that is comforting, and if that’s what you look to rock music for, look no further
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