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RELICS

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.53 | 274 ratings

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HammerOfPink
4 stars Relics is just that: an old dusty box that you discover in the attic that has all sorts of old antiques that have been long forgotten, but are very important. Though I usually hate compilation albums. (as compilation albums often rip other albums apart, and I especially hate it when compilations add bonus things, because it makes it unfair to veterans who have all the albums). Relics is a great exception to my hatred of compilation albums. Many songs on this album were songs that were not featured on other albums, and thus the only way to get them were through Relics. The unavailable songs were Arnold Layne, See Emily Play, Paintbox, Julia Dream, Careful with that Axe Eugene, which were all released only as singles, and Biding my Time, which was never released at all before that. The other songs that were included on relics that were already released on other albums are good songs that I wouldn't mind hearing again, like Interstellar Overdrive, Remember a Day, Cirrus Minor, The Nile Song, and Bike. Half the songs on this album are not released on another album, and the other half were released before, but at least they're good songs. All songs on Relics are classic pre Umma Gumma Floyd. I highly recommend this album to any Pink Floyd fan, it is one of the few albums you can get a number of their single-only songs. The album is rendered reduntant if you have the Early Singles, except for that last Relic, Biding my Time. And it's a good song. :)

Another good thing is how well all the songs flow together despite how they're from the changing beginning era of Pink Floyd. It has it's perfect balance of psychedelic songs and progressive rock, and it ends with one of my favourite Pink Floyd songs of all time, BIKE!!! Bike is amazing, I sang it with my friends on New Years!

The album artwork looks pretty cool as well. Go ahead and get it, you won't be disappointed.

HammerOfPink | 4/5 |

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