SHYGA! The Sunlight Mound

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets - SHYGA! The Sunlight Mound
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2021 Ratings: #176 / 508
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Based on 379 ratings
2021 Ratings: #154
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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
78
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
fucktobymaguire
78
More like psychedelic porn.
Cos I came.
elitimesfour
75
To the shock and awe of no-one, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets make another good, crowd-pleasing release with 'SHYGA! The Sunlight Mound'. If you're already a fan of their music, there's nothing here which would really turn you away or that would come out of left field, as they deliver some really solid modern psychedelic/garage rock, with some great guitar riffs, vocal performances and interesting soundplay. However, I think this is probably the cutoff point for when they need to change something ... read more
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Added on: October 14, 2020