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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.62 | 3764 ratings

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The Ace Face
5 stars Again, i wont say too much as much has been said, but another masterpiece from the Floyd. They seem to have fully developed their style now, and like to branch off a little. Waters wrote almost all of this album, as he did Dark Side, and it shows. Shine on is of course, epic jamming and singing to Syd Barret, with multiple guitar solos throughout, one of Gilmour's Finest moments. Welcome to the machine is a spacey, evil ballad with lots of sound effects and synths. Its either Waters or Gilmour who is screaming mad. Have a Cigar is another great guitar song from Gilmour, with a guest singer, as Waters was too worn out from shine on, and Gilmour didnt think he could do it justice. Wish you Were Here is a ballad, to Syd Barret and his distance from real life, and the band members' distance from one another. This album is associated with a great Barret quote. While recording it, Barret came in, looking 60 at the age of 30. He said, upon hearing the band listen to Shine on many times, "Why play it again? you've heard it once already."

Overall, yet another masterpiece, setting the stage for Waters' egocentrism to start to take over the band and its live shows.

The Ace Face | 5/5 |


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