The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators (studio album) by 13th Floor Elevators

The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators by 13th Floor Elevators
Year: 1966
Overall rank: 800th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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79/100 (from 444 votes)
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70/100
From 04/25/2022 21:12
If it would remain quality of first four tracks throughout the tracklist it would be one of the greatest albums of 1960s, it's still very influential, but sounds like they were losing ideas by the end of it.
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90/100
From 01/13/2022 07:36
One of the most underrated albums of all time. That's how GOOD it is!
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80/100
From 06/30/2021 05:27
Really solid album. "You're Gonna Miss Me" would be the choice cut on the album, but there is not bad track here. The production isn't that great, but for psychedelic garage music, it's suits the murkiness.

Listening to this album for the first time, I was startled by just how many psych rock and pop bands and even heavy rock groups that followed the release of this album copied the exact sound of this album, or at least borrowed significant elements from it. Goes to show how influential this thing was.
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65/100
From 01/31/2021 17:14
new to me. decent listen
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75/100
From 12/06/2020 02:19
You're Gonna Miss Me and Reverberation (Doubt) are great, the rest is a solid listen.
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70/100
From 10/13/2020 03:29
72/100

Best tracks: You're Gonna Miss Me, Roller Coaster, Kingdom of Heaven, Tried to Hide
Worst tracks: Don't Fall Down, Monkey Island
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80/100
From 08/13/2020 19:00
The version of the album I own and am reviewing here is a 2003 re-issue on the Fuel2000 record label that is distinctive from the original release. The 2003 re-issue includes the addition of 4 tracks all attributed as "Live". This 2003 re-issue features the following track listing:
1)You're Gonna Miss Me
2)Roller Coaster
3)Splash 1
4) Reverberation
5)Don't Fall Down
6)Fire Engine
7)Thru The Rhythm
8)You Don't Know (How Young You Are)
9)Kingdom Of Heaven
10)Monkey Island
11)Tried To Hide
12)Everybody Needs Somebody To Love (Live)
13)You Really Got Me (Live)
14)Gloria (Live)
15)You're Gonna Miss Me (Live)

Even more distinctive is the misspelling on the actual disc as "The PSYCHADELIC sounds of The 13th Floor Elevators". Again this disc was distributed in 2003 on the Fuel 2000 label 302 061 3202, and can be found on discogs.com Barcode: 0 302206 13202 1

Overall, the sound quality of the music on this disc is somewhat muted/distorted, yet one can gather some of the first evidence of a new style of music originating in the U.S. in 1966 - that of "Psychedelic" music.
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85/100
From 06/14/2020 19:26
Good album for me one of the best of Psychedelic Rock. Remember me of Sounds like Jefferson Airplane and the Doors. Nice to have it
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70/100
From 11/21/2019 18:38
This is a really good album even though the recording quality is terrible. It's obvious that the band was heavily influenced by LSD and it shows right from the start if not in the sound of "You're Gonna Miss Me" then certainly in "Roller Coaster". I find myself enjoying the songs towards the beginning but the whole album is still enjoyable. The guitars, vocals and songwriting are all fantastic which would make sense for an album that was the first to be advertised as "psychedelic rock". I played around with the different mixes on spotify and found the 2008 mono mix to be the best. The vocals in the stereo version don't sound right. In addition to the two previously mentioned songs I also liked "Reverberation" and "Thru the Rhythm".
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75/100
From 02/13/2018 21:01
Classico fin dalla copertina; poi la voce di Erickson, l'anfora elettrificata ( ! ), i tanti colori sprigionati senza mai cadere nel kitsch e soprattutto una canzone, "You're gonna miss me", rifatta da tanti.
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Best Albums of 1966
1. Revolver by The Beatles
2. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
3. Blonde On Blonde by Bob Dylan
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