Ladies And Gentlemen, We Are Floating In Space
An album born out of the turmoil of a crashed in-band relationship might actually have become canon with Fleetwood Mac and ABBA, though this stands out with one party actually marrying another band's member in secret.
So, the fodder for potentially great (or disasterous) material is there, but how do they manage?
Pretty good actually.
Getting the hurt out without falling into the pathetically self-pitying trap, this album's in part a cacophony and a soother, at times meandering and also precise.
On a sidenote it's a bit amusing that I accidentally name-checked this album the last time Spiritualized was on the list.