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Memory of a Cut Off Head


Memory of a Cut Off Head

The garage rock group fronted by John Dwyer and formerly known as Thee Oh Sees and Oh Sees revert back to their original name, OCS for their 20th album

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  1. 8.4 |   Paste Magazine

    Commutes between pastoral, homestead-y compositions that sound like landscape paintings, and the dreamy baroque-pop of 1960s vanguards
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  2. 8.0 |   DIY

    Delicate, enchanting, and altogether intangible, ‘Memory Of A Cut Off Head’ is a venture into the unexpected
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  3. 8.0 |   All Music

    Something hazily psychedelic and expansive, a little bit folky and rustic, with every nook and cranny filled by a wide array of instruments
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  4. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Brushed drums, vintage electronics and hushed vocals [Print edition only]

  5. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Memory Of A Cut Off Head proves his magic straddles genres

  6. 7.5 |   The 405

    Few albums in the Oh Sees catalogue are as emotionally intimate as Memory Of A Cut Off Head
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  7. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    What Memory of a Cut Off Head does do, however, is make a compelling case for Dwyer and co. to do away with the amplifiers and histrionics for good
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  8. 6.5 |   Pitchfork

    A softer and slower strand of psychedelia than the San Francisco garage-rock institution has come to be known for
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  9. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    A typically strange experience from OCS and one which might not translate to newer fans of the band looking for their trademark psyche-punk sound
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  10. 5.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Total 180s like this are rare in the Dwyer catalog
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  11. 4.0 |   Q

    Reverts to his early-noughties down-tempo incarnation as OCS, which only illuminates his frailties as a singer/lyricist [Print edition only]

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