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OBSCURED BY CLOUDS

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.37 | 1059 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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2 stars The Floyd full second soundtrack after "More". Like for the first one, I have not see the movie, so that I cannot make any link between music and pictures.

The opener and title track has some psyche flavour (early Floyd period). Monotonous, emotionless. Nothing fancy and rather boring. The following "When You're In" is quite repetitive and useless. "Burning Bridges" and "Wot's ... Uh the Deal" are ballads with little to no interest, really. "The Gold it's in the .." is another weak track. Nothing to be remembered. So far, it is really a very boring experience.

The first song which sounds alright is "Mudmen" : finally a beautiful Floyd instrumental ! Very good guitar from Dave and great keyboards from Richard. "Childhood's End" has some "Time" flavour (to say the least). Another good song. Hey man. That's two in a row !

I guess the worse (difficult to describe) is reached with "Free Four" but we remain at the same level with "Stay".

"Absolutely Curtains" is more interesting during the first four minutes. Reminds me of "Echoes". After that, we'll get some tribe chant which will not bring this track to a higher level.

I will rate this album two stars, because I am reluctant to give the one star rating. FYI, I discovered the Floyd in 1971, have all their official releases and about forty boots; so yes : you can call me a fan.

I could not (and I NEVER will) enter in their "experimental" pieces. Again, if this one has to be considered as a five star masterpiece, I wonder how many stars I would grant to DSOTM and WYWH (but that's another story).

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |

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