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WISH YOU WERE HERE

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.62 | 2945 ratings

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The Pessimist
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3 stars Well I am now to give my honest opinion: this album ain't really worth the hype in my eyes, I just don't get why it's treated to such glory. Having said that, it is an excellent album. But Floyd have made much better in their career, i.e. Meddle, Dark Side and Animals. Here's a track by track with my honest opinions in consideration:

1. Shine on you crazy diamond (Part 1) - This is without a doubt on of my favourite ever Pink Floyd songs. It is just so perfect! The progression is yet to be topped with such skill, and it warms my heart to oven temperature when the vocals come in. Emotional lyrics also add that extra bit, with some fantastic solos and backing vocals. A wonderful start. 10/10

2. Welcome to the machine - This is where it falls down. I lost interest in this track within about the second minute, making it the weakest track on the album. Personally, I hate it with a passion. 1/10

3. Have a cigar - Now they are back on track. A great classic rock song with an extremely addictive keyboard riff as the main theme. The lyrics are also great as well. 9/10

4. Wish you were here - Boring. I am one to appreciate melody as well, but to me this track just has no colour at all. Then again, I never really was a fan of acoustic numbers. 2/10

5. Shine on you crazy diamond (Part 2) - Now we are talking. Best track on the album, I needn't say much about this track, apart from the fact it's just as brilliant as the first. 10/10

No doubt about it, this is a good album. But i can humbly say that I don't think it's worthy of the Masterpiece title. I hope I didn't offend anyone, but thats how it is.

Overall rating: 32/50 = 3 stars - Good, but non-essential

The Pessimist | 3/5 |

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