By Greg Williams

Psych album of the week: Black Sabbath’s Master of Reality (1971)

Tony Iommi had shown himself to be a riff-smith of the highest order on Black Sabbath’s first two albums and he continued his hot streak

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Psych album of the week: The Cure’s Join the Dots (2004)

Psychedelia is a key ingredient in their sound and a B-sides collection of “alternate” tracks is the perfect place to find some of the Cure’s trippiest stuff

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Psych album of the week: Sleep’s Dopesmoker (1995)

Time becomes relative and you surrender to the experience, track markers and breaks in the music be damned

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Psych album of the week: The Orb’s Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld (1991)

The double-disc is jam-packed with guest players, mind-altering samples, and the Orb’s comedown, chill-out vibe

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Psych album of the week: Sinoia Caves’ The Enchanter Persuaded (2006)

In his own project, Black Mountain’s Jeremy Schmidt has free rein to craft his own brand of mostly instrumental synth-based soundscapes

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Psych album of the week: Funkadelic’s Maggot Brain (1971)

The album’s trippy production touches include heavily treated percussion, extended Hendrix-style, fuzz drenched, wah-guitar solos, and strange atonal vocalizations

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