In between the spellbindingly frail “Broken Heart” and the thrilling “Electricity,” Spiritualized’s beloved 1997 album Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space ambled through territory that the Flaming Lips would eventually come to own—less psychedelic than built from the melted clocks left behind after the trip. It’s a pleasant surprise, then, to find that their new album Sweet Heart Sweet Light mostly succeeds in its attempt build around a highly structured approach to songcraft that would make Jeff Tweedy proud. With Nikki Lane.

Mon., May 7, 8 p.m., 2012

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 25, 2012

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