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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.67 | 1782 ratings

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3 stars Clearly among the best Pink Floyd albums in term of inventivity, excentricity and psychedelic "grandeur". This album is off course less impressive than German first essays in free form psych-electronic experimentations (Zodiak free art lab, Organisation...) but we can listen to some astonishing epic improvisations. The sonic potential of psychedelica is well exposed in "Set the controls for the heart of the sun" with its rolling dreams, fuzzing organ sequences and linear, floating atmosphere. The title track is maybe the best thing written by the band: immediate psychedelic nirvana for long, resonating church like organ chords, featuring an efficient immersive ambience. My favourite album with "Ummaguma". The rest of their discography is just mediocre and sometimes painful (despite some good "isolated" spacey rocking tracks as "Obscured by Clouds", "One of these days".) Sorry I can only give 3 stars because of some poppy, easy , childish songs as "Jugband blues", "Corporal Clegg"...
philippe | 3/5 |


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