Odessey and Oracle

The Zombies - Odessey and Oracle
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1968 Ratings: #9 / 66
User Score
Based on 187 ratings
1968 Ratings: #7
April 19, 1968 / Release Date
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CBS / Label
Psychedelic Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Tiny Mix Tapes

Unless the world's musical taste veers towards atonal electronic noise rock, Odessey and Oracle should remain a classic. Lets hope.

93
Pitchfork

Odessey and Oracle stands as the band's fully realized statement of intent, the parting shot from one of the few originals in the devolving tail-end of the 1960s.

Inglume
85
[SJO Counter: 41]

When I first saw the band name, I was expecting some hard rock, sludge metal banger. Instead, I
got a beautiful psychedelic pop album that’s sunshine, butterflies and rainbows.

And I love it!

I’ve heard a few people refer to it as possibly the most quintessential psychedelic pop record of the 1960s, and it’s not hard to see why. As a fan of psychedelic pop acts like The Beach Boys with their album, Pet Sounds, this was a nearly-endless roller coaster ... read more
KIDWITHGUNs
88
AMAZING!

Now I've created a realm where the silhouetted man that are etched against the morbid sky can do as they please
I'll teach them to love
I'll teach them to smile
I'll teach them to fantasize and pray to their grace
This is my true Odyssey

VIBES - •THE VIBES COUNTER IS OBSOLETEâ—‹
Toasterqueen12
93
Number: 41

WOAH, OH MY! The Zombies walks right up to The Beatles and The Beach Boys, asks “Can I join?” and makes a case for it! Right off the bat with the energetic and sweet “Care Of Cell 44,” the mystical “Changes,” and finishes it off with the amazing “Time Of The Season.” Honestly I could describe every song on this album. It puts it’s foot right into the ground and proclaims “Let me a classic!”
MasterCrackfox
88
I maintain to this day that this is likely the best album, in my opinion, of the entire 60s. That's putting this up against a ton of classic albums released within that year (including The Beatles). However, I stand by it as this album is so ahead of its time and so well produced that when I first heard it I would have easily put it two decades ahead of that era and I wouldn't have batted an eye. This is a classic by every standard, and I believe it deserves the level of recognition it's ... read more
CheapandLethal
75
Decent
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Track List

  1. Care of Cell 44
  2. A Rose for Emily
  3. Maybe After He's Gone
  4. Beechwood Park
  5. Brief Candles
  6. Hung Up on a Dream
  7. Changes
  8. I Want Her, She Wants Me
  9. This Will Be Our Year
  10. Butcher's Tale (Western Front 1914)
  11. Friends of Mine
  12. Time of the Season
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