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  • Summary: The eighth full-length release is the first in six years for Jason Pierce may be his last as Spiritualized.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Sep 7, 2018
    91
    Nothing Hurt is the band distilled into its most affecting essence.
  2. Classic Rock Magazine
    Aug 29, 2018
    90
    And Nothing Hurt is like a seasoned mountaineer flying up K2 on one leg. [Sep 2018, p.87]
  3. Sep 12, 2018
    90
    In all, 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.
  4. Sep 4, 2018
    80
    All the frustration that Pierce felt over the course of putting together this album hasn't clouded the music. On the contrary, the songs, structures, and transitions all come and go natural and easy.
  5. Sep 6, 2018
    80
    In full, And Nothing Hurt stands alongside the very best outings on the Spiritualized shelf. Its finest moments are consequently its most tender, revealing how much Pierce has grown as a writer. If he continues to record, this will be the album that opens a vibrant new chapter in the saga of Spiritualized.
  6. Sep 5, 2018
    80
    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. If not, it’s still a stellar addition to the Spiritualized® catalogue, matching the vitality of ‘Songs in A&E’ or the richness of ‘that famous one from 1997’, even if it doesn’t say anything especially new.
  7. Sep 7, 2018
    50
    Former Pulp bassist Steve Mackey eventually ended up producing the record, and he gives Pierce’s various sonic wanderings space to roam, but sadly it’s an amble of a circular nature.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Sep 11, 2018
    10
    mtofer, you're an idiot. why even post a review? move along. it's an amazing album and a fantastic comeback..
  2. Sep 8, 2018
    10
    Given the chaotic state of the world presently some Spiritualized healing is very welcome indeed. Transcendent and beautiful and up amongstGiven the chaotic state of the world presently some Spiritualized healing is very welcome indeed. Transcendent and beautiful and up amongst Jason's best. In short, essential.
  3. Sep 14, 2018
    10
    this might their best record since Let It Com Down, amazing songs, great lyrics, a really touching album.
  4. Sep 10, 2018
    10
    I'm putting in a 10 to offset the principle contrarian review that has been submitted. Anyone with ears can tell at first listen this is an 8.I'm putting in a 10 to offset the principle contrarian review that has been submitted. Anyone with ears can tell at first listen this is an 8. Anything less is what I'll consider poor listening skills.
  5. Sep 11, 2018
    9
    Up there with his best, Jason Pierce comes at it again, somehow taking a toll mentally and physically, but the outcome is an album that isUp there with his best, Jason Pierce comes at it again, somehow taking a toll mentally and physically, but the outcome is an album that is beautiful and unsettling at the same time, 9/10
  6. Sep 8, 2018
    2
    I really don't get why this band is too idolized. Music and lyrics are just very boring.

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