Great rock ’n’ roll albums often ride on a handful of subliminal moments — the Stones’ country-fried mosey “Dead Flowers,” buried deep in Sticky Fingers; Built to Spill’s Perfect From Now On cut “Untrustable/Part 2,” etc.
Spatially Severed’s moment of pure subliminal beauty comes late in the set. When the band ambles blithely into “Save a Life With Diet Chocolate,” you’ll want to skip back and listen to the whole thing all over again.
Save for the inexplicable “Alice in Dixie Cup,” there’s nothing here not worth obsessing about. Spatially Severed is Everything, Now!’s best record, period, besting Bible Universe on the strength of producer Tyler Watkins’ production and the strength of the current band lineup.