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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.62 | 3859 ratings

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3 stars An amazing album, An amazing prog album?

Dont get me wrong this is the one album you need if your a Floyd freak, but I dont believe it should be number three on a PROG album chart. For an album with five songs, with two of which are in no way prog, I have trouble thinking of it cracking the top twenty.

If I were to rat this album soley on how good it sounded, I would give it a five. On a rating for how progressive it is I will give it a three.

Shine on you crazy diamond- Your Typical Floyd epic with some lovely synth and guitar for the first five minuetes until it explodes into a blistering guitar solo. Then Waters' meloncholic tone it down for just two versus and two chorus' to go into a great sax solo.

Welcome to the machine- My favirote track on the album! Starts with some kind of machine giving us a very strange beat, then goes into a drop D acoustic guitar and great lyrics. Saving the best for last, Rick Wright Go's into a huge solo rivaling Wakeman or Emerson. His best solo to date.

Have a cigar- now to start the non-proginess. Not only is this song not progressive, Waters dosent even sing in it! I find that quite rediculus for a five song album (unless it were an instrumental). We do get saved by a very nice Gilmore solo at the end.

Wish you were here- Most people learn smoke on the water as thier first guitar song, but not Floyd fans! They learn the gorgeous wish you were here ballad first three notes. Even if this song is not prog, it is beautiful in everyway.

Shine on you crazy diamond part two- Crbon copy of the first one, but a little more aggressive and a weird jazzy elec. piano jam towards the end.

Overall good, but think about it. Does a five song album, with only three of those being prog, really belong in a top five spot on a PROG website?

Dim | 3/5 |


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