Amazing Grace Things fall apart in Spiritualized frontman Jason Pierce's world -- faith, relationships, guitar jams. On his latest album, Pierce erects stately constructs on tracks like… Amazing Grace Things fall apart in Spiritualized frontman Jason Pierce's world -- faith, relationships, guitar jams. On his latest album, Pierce erects stately constructs on tracks like… 2003-09-09 Spiritualized
Music Review

Amazing Grace (2003)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Sep 09, 2003; Lead Performance: Spiritualized

Things fall apart in Spiritualized frontman Jason Pierce's world -- faith, relationships, guitar jams. On his latest album, Pierce erects stately constructs on tracks like ''The Power and the Glory'' to blot out his pain, using swelling string sections, bleating horns, and distorted guitars for deep-space crescendos. But he's not averse to thrash; songs like ''Never Going Back'' find him crawling around in broken glass like Iggy, a supplicant for love.

Originally posted Sep 12, 2003 Published in issue #727-728 Sep 12, 2003 Order article reprints