Sunday, September 04, 2011

25ive of my favorite psychedelic LPs of all-time

So here's the deal. I've spent some good quality time listening to Begin by The Millennium over the past few days. It's such a great piece of psychedelia that it got me thinking about the greatest psych albums ever made, and what such a list might look like. So without thinking too much I started typing out my favorite trippy albums as they came to me, stopping once I got to 25. I have listed them here by year of release because it would be too hard to rank them according to some type of criteria. Also, I know once I started ranking them I would feel compelled to actually look through all of my records to see which great LPs I overlooked (and I just know I'll find those once I publish this list!).

So with that out of the way, here are 25ive of my favorite psychedelic LPs of all-time. I've included links to past writings where they exist:
  1. Sunshine Superman (1966) - Donovan
  2. Parsley Sage Rosemary & Thyme (1966) - Simon & Garfunkel
  3. Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, ltd. 
    (1967) - The Monkees
  4. Gandalf (1967)
  5. Flowers (1967) - The Rolling Stones
  6. Their Satanic Majesties Request (1967) - The Rolling Stones
  7. Younger Than Yesterday (1967) - The Byrds
  8. Magical Mystery Tour (1967) - The Beatles
  9. Surrealistic Pillow (1967) - Jefferson Airplane
  10. Smiley Smile (1967) - The Beach Boys
  11. Forever Changes (1967) - Love
  12. Once Upon a Dream (1968) - The Rascals
  13. Begin (1968) - The Millennium
  14. Odessey and Oracle (1968) - The Zombies
  15. HEAD (1968) - The Monkees
  16. Afterglow (1968)
  17. The Magic Garden (1968) - The 5th Dimension
  18. Idea (1968) - The Bee Gees
  19. Sixteen Tambourines (1983) - The Three O'Clock
  20. Arrive Without Traveling (1985)- The Three O'Clock
  21. Parade (1986) - Prince & The Revolution
  22. Psonic Psunspot (1987) - The Dukes of Stratosphear
  23. Paul's Boutique (1989) - Beastie Boys
  24. Bellybutton (1990) - Jellyfish

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