So, many of the negative comments left on Lucy Cage’s incendiary review of the new Spiritualized album boil down to one common theme:
When are you going to actually review the album itself? What does the music sound like?
OK. You asked.
It sounds like Lou Reed, of course.
More specifically, it sounds like Lou Reed glossed up for the Contemporary Indie generation — “cute, smug, obvious, self-obsessed, eager to please”, as Scott Creney puts it.