SHYGA! The Sunlight Mound

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets - SHYGA! The Sunlight Mound
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2021 Ratings: #249 / 700
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Based on 397 ratings
2021 Ratings: #264
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Gigwise

Another fantastic Psychedelic Porn Crumpets record.

80
Clash

With the high energy psychedelic haze that metamorphosises around anything this band touch, their exploration of complexities forever surprise.

80
Northern Transmissions

A riff heavy reveller that continues to harness the power of PPC’s love for a dirty groove, merged with woozy chemical induced highs.

80
Dork

A refined and cohesive progression to the band's eclectic sound.

80
Classic Rock

Exuberant throughout, PPC’s trip has notched up a gear.

80
musicOMH

Distinguished by its wide eyed, maddeningly flamboyant mélange of ideas, these Perth psychonauts’ latest is so potent you risk getting tinnitus and/or a contact high from each monolithic twist and turn.

80
Uncut

Packing 14 tracks into 38 minutes, it’s very much asprint, the breathlessness part ofits impact, but despite this intensity, mainman Jack McEwan steers SHYGA!... clear of excess and keeps his ear on melody throughout.

70
The Line of Best Fit

The best thing about the Psychedelic Porn Crumpets ... is their brimming determination and passion which completely shines through the record, a powerful trait they’ve always had and hopefully keep.

70
DIY

Unperturbed by overkill, the anthemic choral hooks and supercharged production values deliver a thrilling spectacle, even if the band are yet to realise their inflated ambitions.

65
Beats Per Minute

Here, four albums in, McEwan and his fellow Crumpets acknowledge the less glamorous after-effects that are a considerably larger part of their lives now. Yet, for all of this, they still sound like a band content to party on.

Phillip
94

I hate that I actually love this because if I'm ever listening to this and one of my parents ever ask what I'm listening to I'll have to explain that I'm listening to psychedelic porn crumpets.

theofloorboard
75

With Oh Sees furiosity, Ty Segall abrasive style and the best King Gizzard's ideas, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets packed their energy into one hell of a ride.

JacksonLerner
90

“the tale of gurney gridman” is the emotionally stunning outro of ‘SHYGA! The Sunlight Mound’.

the song begins thrashing. verse one opens with, “1 pm on a monday / the bottle shop opens at 2”. as the “bottle shop opens” part is vocalized, the song actually splits open, and the crackling production effects kick in.

then, the song transitions into a dreamy psychedelic experience. the song’s tones eventually take a grittier ... read more

SnowyFighter
79

When I first saw the name for these guys, I thought that Spotify was high

WOW sound in my eardrums I love it. This feels like that high burst of energy that you want from Psychedelic Rock. I know that these guys sound a lot like other psych rock acts, but DAMN this shit goes crazy, in a way that I feel like other psych rock bands don’t. I think the production is extremely in your face, but really well put together because it makes these songs live up to the energy. My favorite song on ... read more

76

Big Dijon: 70 / 100
Tally-Ho: 80 / 100
Sawtooth Munkfish: 75 / 100
Tripolasaur: 75 / 100
Mr. Prism: 80 / 100
The Terrors: 80 / 100
Hats off to the Green Bins: 75 / 100
Glitter Bug: 80 / 100
More Glitter: NR
Pukebox: 75 / 100
Mundungus: 75 / 100
Mango Terrarium: 75 / 100
Round the Corner: NR
The Tale of Gurney Gridman: 75 / 100

Average: 76,25 / 100

aetherkiller
72

Un remolino de energía electrizante que no para de tirarte ritmos a la cara, salteado con algún momento de descanso y reflexión. Así es como definiría este álbum sónicamente.
Lo mejor de todo es que las letras del álbum tratan exactamente de ese vaivén entre la vida desalocada y las fiestas que se suceden una tras otra, y los momentos de resaca entre medias en los que el cuerpo sólo te pide mantenerte quieto y hacer la ... read more

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Added on: October 14, 2020