Music

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Psych album of the week: Cream’s Disraeli Gears (1967)

Not only is it one of the finest records released in that bumper crop year, it is surely one of the best classic rock records of all time

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Psych album of the week: Aphex Twin’s Drukqs (2001)

No other Aphex Twin album has collected such a nuanced and balanced picture of everything that Richard D. James does so well

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Remembering that time Father John Misty told me about his psychedelic experiences

Father John Misty doesn’t make psychedelic music per se. What it may lack in acid-rock trappings, it makes up for with insights the artist attributes to his drug trips

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Psych album of the week: Silver Apples (1968)

Bands like Suicide and later, Stereolab and Portishead, all profess their admiration for Silver Apples and their DIY electronic approach

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Psych album of the week: Syd Barrett’s The Madcap Laughs (1970)

As a pop album, it’s a disaster. As a document of Syd Barrett’s splintering psyche, on the other hand, it’s fascinating

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Recalling how the Black Crowes fought for your right to party (with weed)

The Black Crowes’ progressive approach to their music went hand-in-hand with the band members’ views on cannabis reform

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