psychedelic music

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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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Psych album of the week: Massive Attack’s Mezzanine (1998)

Anytime a filmmaker needs to convey paranoia; thick, brooding intensity; druggy malaise; or beauty in the darkness, you know Massive Attack has it covered

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Hendrix

Psych album of the week: the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s Axis: Bold as Love (1967)

The Experience’s second LP is a totemic psychedelic-rock release. Make no mistake, though: Hendrix had no interest in limiting himself

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Spiritualized

Psych album of the week: Spiritualized’s Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space (1997)

Jason Pierce doesn’t do confessionals, so the third Spiritualized LP isn’t necessarily about what you might think it’s about

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Psych Album of the week: The Beatles’ Revolver (1966)

Revolver luxuriates in the freedom the band found in using the studio to its fullest as they were soon to retire from live performance

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Psych album of the week: The Cure’s Pornography (1982)

Their 1989 masterpiece may have been called Disintegration, but Pornography is literally the sound of the band falling apart

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Grimes

Psych album of the week: Miss Anthropocene by Grimes (2020)

Grimes’s fifth full-length is both a consolidation of everything that makes her work special and another leap forward

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Psych album of the week: Tame Impala’s Lonerism (2012)

“I’m always trying to find the craziest sound, you know—the thing that sounds the least like it comes from Earth.”

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Geogaddi

Psych album of the week: Boards of Canada’s Geogaddi (2002)

The devil is in the details on the Scottish duo’s sophomore album

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