Did a search and although there are multiple albums that fit this category in many threads given this is a TMV forum, I thought it’d be nice to share our discoveries and personal gems in this space.
My own musical journey discovered four new (to me) psychedelic ventures by bands from the 60s.
Been loving The Beach Boys... their two albums are the Smile releases, which are Smiley Smile (like an OG Animal Collective), and the Smile Sessions (the full concept before it fell apart). Brian Wilson’s Smile album has several tracks and movements throughout which are superior to the sessions. Smile is in essence psychedelic Americana and Brian’s response to the British Invasion.
Just got into another Dad favorite, The Moody Blues, their two albums I’d totally recommend are Days of Future Passed (which ends with Nights in White Satin and is a super impressive British rock/classical music hybrid) and their follow-up In Search of A Lost Chord (inspired by the late 60s acid movement and also by Beatles’ Sgt. Peppers). I honestly believe both these Moodies albums hold their own with Peppers.
What are your thoughts? Got any to add?