Putrifiers II - Thee Oh Sees
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  • Summary: The latest release for the San Francisco garage rock band led by John Dwyer is not a sequel to an album named Putrifiers (this is the first one).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Sep 13, 2012
    90
    An exceptional piece of psychedelic garage rock that never stays in the same place yet manages to still feel consistent as a whole, making this album a true standout amongst Thee Oh Sees' vast discography.
  2. Sep 12, 2012
    81
    If the sheer enormity of Thee Oh Sees' dense discography has proven too forbidding for you to delve into, Putrifiers II is a convenient summary/gateway, opening with a killer shot of the band's patented echo-drenched fuzz-punk delirium ("Wax Face") and closing with a baroque, string-swept lullaby ("Wicked Park"), while traversing all points in between.
  3. 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.
  4. Sep 12, 2012
    70
    Putrifiers II is not the masterpiece TOS fans may have been hoping for. But it is another piece that let's Thee Oh Sees maintain the role of reigning masters.
  5. Sep 18, 2012
    70
    A worthy addition to Thee Oh Sees' growing canon, and an agreeable starting point for those who want to hear the band's woolly take on psychedelic sounds infused with a dollop of pop.
  6. 70
    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.
  7. Sep 11, 2012
    50
    His [John Dwyer's] experiments seem less about evolution and progress, and more about exploring every permutation of his influences that are mathematically available to him. While that still makes for some decent songs, it's not nearly as exhilarating now that Thee Oh Sees' mix 'n' match methodology is so plainly evident to all but the most casual listeners.

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  1. Oct 3, 2012
    9
    Thee Oh Sees being everything you want them to be. I really enjoyed hearing more of the bluesy, melodic garage we heard a lot of on earlier albums. Putrifiers One, where art thou? Collapse