Category: Psychedelic

Naxatras – lll

Naxatras – lll       Naxatras is a hard psychedelic rock band from Greece. They play a warm psychedelia full of fat grooves, dreamy melodies, heavy riffs and trippy guitar solos all with the vintage touch of the 70’s. They have been playing and developing their sound since 2012. In 2015, they recorded their […]

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The Zombies – Odessey and Oracle

The Zombies – Odessey and Oracle       Bruce Eder: ‘Odessey and Oracle was one of the flukiest (and best) albums of the 1960s, and one of the most enduring long players to come out of the entire British psychedelic boom, mixing trippy melodies, ornate choruses, and lush Mellotron sounds with a solid hard […]

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Pink Floyd – The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

Pink Floyd – The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn     Steve Huey: ‘The title of Pink Floyd’s debut album is taken from a chapter in Syd Barrett’s favorite children’s book, The Wind in the Willows, and the lyrical imagery of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn is indeed full of colorful, childlike, […]

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Syd Barrett – The Madcap Laughs

Syd Barrett – The Madcap Laughs     Stewart Mason: ‘Wisely, The Madcap Laughs doesn’t even try to sound like a consistent record. Half the album was recorded by Barrett’s former bandmates Roger Waters and Dave Gilmour, and the other half by Harvest Records head Malcolm Jones. Surprisingly, Jones’ tracks are song for song much […]

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The 13th Floor Elevators – The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor

The 13th Floor Elevators – The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Mark Deming: ‘Did the 13th Floor Elevators invent psychedelic rock? Aficionados will be debating that point for decades, but if Roky Erickson and his fellow travelers into inner space weren’t there first, they were certainly close to the front of the line, and […]

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Jefferson Airplane – Surrealistic pillow

      Bruce Eder: ‘The second album by Jefferson Airplane, Surrealistic Pillow was a groundbreaking piece of folk-rock-based psychedelia, and it hit like a shot heard round the world; where the later efforts from bands like the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and especially, the Charlatans, were initially not too much more than cult […]

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The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds

The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds       Richie Unterberger: ‘ The best Beach Boys album, and one of the best of the 1960s. The group here reached a whole new level in terms of both composition and production, layering tracks upon tracks of vocals and instruments to create a richly symphonic sound. Conventional keyboards […]

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The Beatles – White Album

The Beatles – White Album       Stephen Thomas Erlewine: ‘ Each song on the sprawling double album The Beatles is an entity to itself, as the band touches on anything and everything it can. This makes for a frustratingly scattershot record or a singularly gripping musical experience, depending on your view, but what makes […]

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Sweet Smoke – Just A Poke

Sweet Smoke – Just A Poke Sweet Smoke were a 1960s and 70s psychedelic jazz-rock band. They incorporated many different influences, such as jazz, funk and island rhythms. They were originally formed in Brooklyn, New York in 1967, although the band moved to live as a commune in Germany before the decade was out. They […]

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The Beatles – Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

            Stephen Thomas Erlewine: ‘With Revolver, the Beatles made the Great Leap Forward, reaching a previously unheard-of level of sophistication and fearless experimentation. The Beatles – Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, in many ways, refines that breakthrough, as the Beatles consciously synthesized such disparate influences as psychedelia, art-song, classical […]

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Pink Floyd – More

Pink Floyd – More Pink Floyd – More: Soundtrack from the Film More (US original title: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from the film More) is the first full-length soundtrack album, and third studio album by the English rock band Pink Floyd, released on 13 June 1969 in the UK and 9 August in the US. The […]

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Procol Harum – Procol Harum

Procol Harum – Procol Harum Procol Harum are a British rock band. Formed in 1967, they contributed to the development of progressive rock, and by extension, symphonic rock. The album was included on Classic Rock magazine’s list “50 Albums That Built Prog Rock”. AMG Review: Procol Harum’s self-titled, debut album bombed in England, appearing six […]

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Iron Butterfly – In-a-Gadda-da-Vida

Iron Butterfly – In-a-Gadda-da-Vida In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida is the second studio album by the American rock band Iron Butterfly, released in 1968. It is most known for the title track, a simple composition which, due to an extended jam, occupies the whole of Side B. The In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida LP peaked at number 4 on the Billboard charts and […]

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Gandalf – Gandalf Album

Gandalf – Gandalf Album Gandalf were an influential late 1960s psychedelic rock group.They were an American band originally called the Rahgoos and formed by Peter Sando, Frank Hubach, Bob Muller and Davy Bauer. They signed a record deal with Capitol Records in 1967 who made them rename the band Gandalf. They recorded their first and […]

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Cream – Disraeli Gears

Cream – Disraeli Gears AMG review: Cream teamed up with producer Felix Pappalardi for their second album, Disraeli Gears, a move that helped push the power trio toward psychedelia and also helped give the album a thematic coherence missing from the debut. This, of course, means that Cream get further away from the pure blues improvisatory […]

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Tame Impala – Lonerism

Tame Impala – Lonerism AMG review: There’s a better than decent chance that, no matter where you are, Perth, Australia is pretty far away, a fact that pretty much makes Tame Impala mastermind Kevin Parker an isolated pop genius’ isolated pop genius. Working mostly by himself, Parker mines this solitude with brilliant results on Tame […]

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Neutral Milk Hotel – In The Aeroplane Over The Sea

Neutral Milk Hotel – In The Aeroplane Over The Sea AMG review: Perhaps best likened to a marching band on an acid trip, Neutral Milk Hotel’s second album is another quixotic sonic parade; lo-fi yet lush, impenetrable yet wholly accessible, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea is either the work of a genius or an utter […]

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The Doors – The Doors

      AMG review: A tremendous debut album, and indeed one of the best first-time outings in rock history, introducing the band’s fusion of rock, blues, classical, jazz, and poetry with a knock-out punch. The lean, spidery guitar and organ riffs interweave with a hypnotic menace, providing a seductive backdrop for Jim Morrison’s captivating vocals […]

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The Moody Blues – In Search Of The Lost Chord

The Moody Blues – In Search Of The Lost Chord AMG review: The Moody Blues – In Search Of The Lost Chord is the album on which the Moody Blues discovered drugs and mysticism as a basis for songwriting and came up with a compelling psychedelic creation, filled with songs about Timothy Leary and the astral […]

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The Band – Music from Big Pink

The Band – Music from Big Pink AMG review: None of the Band’s previous work gave much of a clue about how they would sound when they released their first album in July 1968. As it was, The Band – Music from Big Pink came as a surprise. At first blush, the group seemed to affect the […]

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