Songs In A&E is Spiritualized’s 2008 record, themed around some intense mortality fears following on from Jason Pierce’s life-threatening time in hospital. Plays well into classic Pierce themes: lots of God, lots of Devil, and lots of drugs. The reissue, from Sanctuary, is on CD or an attractive white vinyl 2LP set.
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7/10 Jack Customer review, 11th July 2017
This might not have the 'floating in space' atmosphere of their previous albums, but it is a neat album in its own right. Music on this album is bleak, lush but beautiful. It is kind of strange to use bleak as a compliment but here on this album Jason's voice seemed to be softer than ever. As a result the album feels intimate, but not without a sense of sinisterness as on tracks like "You Lie You Cheat" or even "Sweet Talk". "You Lie You Cheat" returns to the darker side of the Spiritualized sound such as "Cheapster" or "Electricity".
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