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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.14 | 1555 ratings

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3 stars Experimental.

Floyd were, in my opinion, among the best at experimenting with new sounds during these early years, because I think had a keen musical sense and selected those bits that were most musical to their ears, rather than trying to get a radio hit. This album, a soundtrack to the film "More", contains a number of short pieces, often more snippets than well-developed songs, although some songs (like "Cirrus Minor" and "Cymbaline") are well-developed songs in their own right. Other tracks, like "the Crying Song" and "Green is the Colour" are songs but still feel unfinished, while still others here are simply "sequences" or "themes", experiments meant to act as background music for the film. Yet they are virtually all still musical, and while not meant to establish any new kind of musical structure, I think they do well on their own. Indeed, I could see this album partly as a precursor to certain strands of post-rock. But the key thing about Floyd is the music. "The Crying Song" is a beautiful song, while both "Cymbaline", and "Green is the Colour" became staples of their live set at the time. "Cirrus Minor", "Main Theme" and "Dramatic Theme" are also all very musical. They are not at all pretentious - there is no pretense of them fitting into any concept or scheme, or being anything other than the snippets of sound they are. But for snippets, they are quality snippets, and a missing piece of the Floyd puzzle for aspiring Floyd fans. I give this album 6.9 out of 10 on my 10-point scale, which translates to 3 PA stars.

Walkscore | 3/5 |


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