For those who care, Spiritualized (one of the greatest live bands I’ve ever seen) just released a new studio album after a five year hiatus.
I havn’t decided yet how much I like it (because it’s a Spiritualized album and they’re all that way); it’s no Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Space, but with each play I like it more.
My favorite track so far is I gotta fire (click to play), though there are a number of other really strong tracks.
There’s a great back-story behind this album, which isn’t unusual with Spiritualized.
Songs in A&E comes five years after Spiritualized’s previous album – 2003′s Amazing Grace – and following Pierce’s near death experience in 2005 after he had contracted advanced periorbital cellulitis with bilateral pneumonia with rapid deterioration requiring intensive care and c-pap for type 1 respiratory failure.. Indeed, the album takes its title from the long period Pierce spent in the Accident and Emergency ward (A&E) during this illness.