The Fashionably Late Top 60 of 2013: #6 – Psychic Ills

When it comes to year-end lists, y'all know I don't mess around. I don't post my picks from the previous year for weeks after the next year has started. In 2013 there was a bounty of music that entered the world that made me deliriously happy to be blessed with the sense of sound. So I have pondered, marinated, and contemplated for weeks. Music from 2013 has been digested for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and yes, even dessert). And now, friends, it's time. Time to share with you what I consider the cream of one heck of a crop indeed. You might see things omitted here that you think should be on a Best Of list. This list isn't what I think you want to read. This list is what I feel about last year. These are records and songs that really mattered to me for one reason of another. If it's not here, I either didn't spend enough time with it or just didn't love it quite enough. A big, big thank you to all of the artists who created the music on this list, the music that I fell in love with last year.

WHO: Psychic Ills

WHAT: One Track Mind

WHEN: February 2013

WHERE: Sacred Bones

WHY: “One of the best records of the year by far and then some. One Track Mind is a fitting name for their latest endeavor, because you just might find yourself unable to think of anything other than this record whenever you listen to it. Experience tells me those odds are pretty good. A murky, rambling wreck of gravelly, gritty psych-heavy rock, One Track Mind is a force to be reckoned with. I first listened to One Track Mind in the middle of those magical mountains of Western Virginia, and being among those mystical peaks proved the perfect time and place for some Psychic Ills. Many listens hence and it still feels so very right, even without the mountains. Lovers of psych should find this record damned irresistible.” (read my full review here)

MY JAMS: “See You There” “Tried To Find It” “FBI” “Drop Out”

[posted 3.20.14]


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