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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.67 | 1793 ratings

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3 stars 3.5 stars. Certainly one of the more underrated Floyd albums. Not a patch on the debut but still worth checking out. Only one of the songs is written by Syd Barrett this time. That song is the haunting "Jugband Blues". The ending always gives me chills. This is more space rock oriented than the last one.

"Let There Be More Light", Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun", and the title song are all spaced out jams. They seem to have more freedom to play around. This can be a good thing and a bad thing. One one hand, you have "Remember A Day"; on the other hand, "Corporal Clegg". "See-Saw" is a beautiful song by Richard Wright. It makes you wonder what the band would be like if he had more control over it. I know he wrote "The Great Gig In The Sky" but it seems like he was ignored by the group, especially Roger.

The first studio appearance of David Gilmour and the last studio appearance of Syd Barrett makes this the only Pink Floyd album with all 5 members. Set the controls for the heart of this recording.

thebig_E | 3/5 |


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