11 Dec 2017
The Quietus Best Psych-Rock of 2017 - Featuring Flowers Must Die at Number 1 & Pigsx7 Number 6
Many thanks to JR Moores at great The Quietus regular 'Columnfortably Numb' Psych column as they put Flowers Must Die - Kompost Psych Album of the Year and also includes Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - Feed The Rats at number 6.
Columnfortably Numb: The Best Psych-Rock Of 2017
1. Flowers Must Die - Kompost
Writing about Kompost back in the springtime, I was tempted to say that if you only buy one psych-rock record this year then you should make it this. Have I revised my opinion? Don't think so. (Although again it needs to be stressed that you should be buying loads and loads of psych-rock records per annum, obviously. After all, those green splattered tri-coloured vinyls aren't going to purchase themselves. Oops, I just pluralised 'vinyl'. Call the psych police!) The power of this very rich record doesn't diminish with each occasion that it’s spun. New elements reveal themselves while familiar elements continue to thrill. Having just checked, it also has a running length that's slightly shorter than I thought and I always love a record that can make time itself go all squiffy. Seeing the Swedish collective perform at the close of Birmingham's Supersonic Festival in June was the icing on my kaleidoscopic cake. Flowers Must Not Die And Must Continue Rocking My Luminous Sandals Off Please.
6. Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - Feed The Rats
Pigs might fly but can they roar? And can they roar for 15 minutes at a time without it getting remotely tedious? These seven can. They're not really seven pigs but a group of humans from the Northeast. If you like Black Sabbath, Motörhead, Hawkwind, Sleep and being trapped in a headlock by a man who's covered in sludge and wearing a Pumbaa mask, this'll be right up your street.
Read the full Quietus Best Psych-Rock albums of 2017 list here: The Quietus
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