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OBSCURED BY CLOUDS

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.37 | 1618 ratings

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ebil0505
3 stars Floyd's second film score placed so hilariously between their peaking efforts is actually a wonderful collection of songs. Taking a break from the psychedelic revolutionary music that you may have come to expect from the Floyd at this point in their discography, "Obscured By Clouds" is a more accessible entry. In place of the inevitable psych-ward accepting freak out jam sessions and side-long epics we have melodic, catchy tunes. Make no mistake, this is still Pink Floyd in all their song-writing glory, but there is no denying the restraint they exercised when recording this album. The creeping swell of emotion that is the style of Floyd can be recognized on the opening number and self-titled song,"Obscured by Clouds". Not a bad beat to groove to, and luckily for us, they did not open with their best track. I cannot say which songs you will like more than others, but my favorites and the ones I show my friends include the tracks "When You're In", "Childhood's End", and "Stay". Those are my personal favorite because, hey, they're catchy songs.

This would be an album that I would recommend listening to on a long car ride, maybe in the background. I would not sit down and listen to it as seriously as Floyd's other more highly rated albums, but I wouldn't rule out of my collection among Pink Floyd's discography. It's much more accepting when you find out it's the score for a movie.

ebil0505 | 3/5 |

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