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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.88 | 2023 ratings

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The Ace Face
3 stars Another album full of solo songs, which isnt so hot here. Most of the projects on Ummagumma worked well, but now they seem to fall flat, including Roger Waters' solo song. The title track is incredible, seeming to be a joint Floyd/Orchestra Jam of sorts, alternating between those two ensembles. Some great sections where gilmour finally gets to flex his chops, with good results. Very atmospheric song. If, Waters' song, is a boring folky song with some distant slide guitar. Summer '68 picks up a little, but is a little too poppy for my liking. I like the use of real piano though. Fat Old Sun is Gilmour's song, with lots of acoustic strumming, and a nice solo at the end, but it doesnt salvage the song. Alan's Psychedelic breakfast, no doubt a reference to the Alan Parsons of Alan Parsons' Project, is another extended jam that starts with some strange sounds, but when it gets going, theres some great piano work from wright. however, this is succeeded by another 2 minutes of strange sounds. the sounds are nice, but when done right. then it slowly moves into an acoustic section, followed by what appears to be the sound of eggs frying. The final part is another jam, but this picks up a bit and provides a nice close to this inconsistent album.

Overall, Floyd are still found to be finding their stride, hitting on the album after next. They would soon change the face of rock history.

The Ace Face | 3/5 |


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