Album: Various artists, Psychedelica Three, (Northern Star)
Sunday 11 January 2009
Another ripple in the "third wave of psychedelia" washes in and what we appear to be left with is a bunch of guitar bands who owe more to shoegaze than any spirit of sonic invention.
There are woozily pleasant moments to be had (the Lea Shores, Nova Saints and Quarter After stand out), but where are the wig-outs, the jams, the experimentation? Never mind. Here is an entirely nebulous collection of melodic indie stuffed together under an ill-fitting banner. Compilation of the year for silly band names, though.
Pick of the album: The Quarter After's 'Early Morning Rider' is eerily authentic
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