Top Ten Modern Psychedelic Music Artists

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The groovy sounds of the '60s have experienced a resurgence in the past decade and a half, and new technology allows artists to create even more mind-blowing sounds. In my opinion, it's the best musical trend since Paisley Underground.

Below are ten bands who formed in the 21st century--proof that quality music is still being produced in quantity.

The Top Ten

1 Tame Impala Tame Impala Tame Impala is an Australian psychedelic rock band founded by Kevin Parker in 2007. The group began as a home recording project for Parker, who writes, records, performs, and produces the music.

Supremely dreamy psychedelia at it's best with catchy electronic sounds that uplift the spirit.

The perfect combination between harmonious melodies and strange thoughts, bass, drums, and electrical sounds

Personally I like "Elephant" - BeatlesFan1964

One of the best bands I've heard in a while. Just amazing.

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2 Animal Collective

They've compiled an incredible discography, both as a band and as solo artists. Each one of their albums is experimental in a different way.
Recommended listening: "In the Flowers" - PetSounds

This list could help me expand my musical tastes. - muffinkid

Great List!
All top tenners should read carefully, and sample a couple of PetSounds' excellent recommendations.

3 Grizzly Bear

SLOW LIFE is a good song

They're like Pink Floyd with folk vibes.
Recommended listening: "Knife" - PetSounds

4 Black Moth Super Rainbow

They seamlessly blend psych and electronica. Highly recommended for you, PositronWildhawk.
Recommended listening: "Sun Lips" - PetSounds

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6 The Black Angels

Great American band playing some amazing heavy and trippy psych...

If you like the Velvet Underground or 13th Floor Elevators, I can guarantee you will love these guys. They've also done a pretty cool cover of The Doors' "Soul Kitchen".
Recommended listening: "Young Men Dead" - PetSounds

7 MGMT MGMT MGMT is an American rock band formed in 2002 by Benjamin Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden. After the release of their first album, the members of their live band, Matthew Asti, James Richardson and Will Berman, joined the core band in the studio.

Tame Impala sold out, MGMT is honest and about as unpretentious as it gets

Their lyrics are just so insightful and meaningful. Love it

A band with 3 albums (and an ep) that are all such different listening experiences, they are truly creative and not afraid to be uncommercial when it means making art that sticks out

MGMT should be #1!

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8 King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard

This guys have been around for about 5 years and they already have 8 studio albums. And whats the most impressive is that all of them are great solid psychedelic garage rock albums. Their latest album (Nonagon Infinity) is also a testament to how creative this guys can be, since the album consist of nine songs that all transition seamlessly into the other, and the last song of the album loops back to the first song, which creates this album that you could technically listen to infinity, hence the name.

They're really experimental and not afraid to try new things

This band will be remembered.

9 Temples

Their lo-fi sound is reminiscent of mid-late '60s psychedelic pop.
Recommended listening: "Shelter Song" - PetSounds

All of their songs are one and the same
Recommended : shelter song

10 The Gris Gris

Their eponymous debut is one of my all-time favourite albums. It's the perfect blend of garage rock and neo-psychedelia. I highly recommend listening to the whole thing. - PetSounds

Every one of their albums is a worthy listen...

The Newcomers

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Timmy Vulgar front man song writter for HUMAN EYE and CLONE DEFECTS. Detroit Acid Heavy Glam paych punk.

The Contenders

11 The Wytches

For those who like to add a little psych to their surf...

I love Tame Impala but these guys need more love too - LizardKing99

They're like surf-garage-psych rock. Kudos to LizardKing99 for introducing me to them.
Recommended listening: "Digsaw" - PetSounds

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13 The Flaming Lips The Flaming Lips
14 Fleet Foxes

They're not strictly psychedelic. In fact, they're more folky than anything else, but I'm including them because they're simply delightful.
Recommended listening: "Mykonos" - PetSounds

15 The Gorillaz

The bathhh

16 Ween Ween
17 Muse Muse
18 Portugal. The Man

They cranked out brilliant psychedelic albums at a pace and quality that mimicks one of their huge influences: The Beatles.

Such great music

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