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Spiritualized: The Astoria, London

Paul Trynka, MOJO, August 1997

SPIRITUALIZED'S SIMPLE, sublime Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space has gained untold credibility by being nominated 'this year's drugs album' – a shorthand label encouraged by the first production run's pressed foil packaging, which looks like the home of an over-endowed paracetamol. But the album represents an introverted trip, and one that's difficult to project into a packed auditorium.

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