For The Season - The Gris Gris
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  • Summary: This is the second album for the garage-psych outfit led by Greg Ashley.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. A disorientatingly great mess of free-jazz, space-rock and voodoo swamp music. [10 Dec 2005, p.37]
  2. 83
    Instead of updating psych garage folk, they allow its corpus to fester in skronky breakdowns, churning feedback, and... a wicked spirit-medium session. [Jan 2006, p.91]
  3. Soupy and chaotic as it may be, there's something truly hypnotic about the indescribability of it all. [2 Dec 2005, p.81]
  4. Lacking the emotional knack for jaw-dropping singles, the band succeeds in consistently churning out songs that would be solid filler on an amazing album-- a Magical Mystery Tour comprised solely of "Blue Jay Way"'s.
  5. While the album's ambitions occasionally get the better of the actual music, For the Season's intermittent brilliance is worth digging and waiting for.
  6. A bewildering kaleidoscopic whirlwind that retains edginess and remains splendid all at once.
  7. 50
    On first listen, For The Season is pleasantly trippy. Listen closely, however, and it seems rather patchy. [#70, p.100]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. RalphH
    Feb 6, 2006
    10
    yes me face melt me brain tingle.yes
  2. dr.vannostren
    Feb 1, 2006
    9
    grows on you
  3. ToddR
    Feb 7, 2006
    7
    Occassionally annoying, but mostly appealing neo-psych rock.