Putrifiers II

Oh Sees - Putrifiers II
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
2012 Ratings: #187 / 1029
User Score
Based on 61 ratings
2012 Ratings: #155
September 11, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
In the Red / Label
Garage Rock / Genres
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No Ripcord

They’ve managed to perfectly highlight the best qualities of their sound while also introducing a few new ideas to create an album that truly feels definitive


While there are moments of unrest on Putrifiers II, the true experiment is in the restraint Thee Oh Sees show throughout.


With their reputation as one of America's most redoubtable live acts wholly assured, Thee Oh Sees use Putrifiers II to explore the possibilities of the studio and more lustrous modes of psychedelia.

Beats Per Minute

Putrifiers II stands as the moment in the bands discography where they break free of any and all restrictions and leave the door wide open for any subsequent releases.

Drowned in Sound

... they can rest assured safe in the knowledge Putrifiers II ranks highly alongside their best.

The 405

The Putrifiers II is Thee Oh Sees' most consistent record for a few years now and is evidence that numerous albums down the line they've got some new tricks up their sleeves

Consequence of Sound

Every track presents a new side of the band in quick succession, like pushing a magic Scan button on a radio and finding a paradoxically coherent choppiness.

A.V. Club

Putrifiers II is more of a victim of an over-saturating output than a difficult listen.

A critical darling but more contemporary sounding, with chamber pop and over-produced fuzz guitar riffs battling for dominance over the forefront. Though they do excel at the high-budget studio-touched sound now heavily on display, it isn't as good as the diy psych sound for me.

This album does what the band has already proven to do well, and adds on some more. This has seemed to be the formula for the past 7 albums from this band, as each album has gotten better than the one before. Another thing is the band hasn't gone more than two albums while sounding the same. This is a great thing for any band to always be changing their sound, and I think this band has been doing it in great ways.

The garage rock and psych-pop I loved on their previous albums is ... read more
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Track List

  1. Wax Face 
  2. Hang a Picture 
  3. So Nice 
  4. Cloud #1 
  5. Floods New Light 
  6. Putrifiers II 
  7. Will We Be Scared? 
  8. Lupine Dominus 
  9. Goodnight Baby 
  10. Wicked Park
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Added on: June 12, 2012