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Spiritualized, pop these pills

Spiritualized, pop these pills (photo)

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I don’t think Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space is the most important nor the most beautiful Spiritualized album. Their first one,Lazer Guided Melodies holds the top spot for me as a bridge between the itchy high of their roots in Spacemen 3 and the warm bliss of their second album, Pure Phase – which is so gorgeous I can barely listen to it without coming apart. But Ladies and Gentlemen seems to be what brought them into the consciousness of the mainstream so for it’s legacy (and use in the film “Vanilla Sky”) it may have come to be the band’s defining album.

It’s also the album that All Tomorrow’s Parties creator, Barry Hogan, asked Spiritualized mainline, Jason Pierce, to play for ATP’s Don’t Look Back concert series. As a result there is also a prescription strength album reissue with some unreleased tracks.

A collector’s edition is presented as a pillbox, complete with twelve 3″ Mini CD’s, one for each track in a foil blister pack. 2 regular discs contain alternate versions and unreleased material. For those who want to covet but not touch, each one comes with a code to download the original album as MP3’s so you don’t have to ever break the foil blister pack pillbox.

In the absence of real health care reform, this might be as good as it gets. If you’re a Republican take two tax cuts and call your investment banker in the morning. For everyone else, here’s your dose of Spiritualized.

Spiritualized – “Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space” (title track)

FYI. Act now and you can get your collector’s edition personalized with an inscription on the box. Offer ends midnight PST, dig it.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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