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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.60 | 3960 ratings

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5 stars I actually rated this album with 5 stars about two years ago, and recently I realised it was the only album I've rated here for which I never wrote a review. So I felt compelled to chime in with some kind words about this wonderful album.

This is definitely a concept album, but the tracks are completely capable of standing on their own. "Time", for instance, is the song which turned me on to progressive rock years ago! I heard it outside of the context of the album, which did not hinder the experience whatsoever. I won't bother to describe the music, because I'm sure anyone who is interested has heard it, but I will say it features *fantastic* lyrics and singing, and one of the most majestic guitar solos of all time.

The instrumental "On The Run" is another standout with a bizarre combination of effects blasting from one speaker to the other, though always remaining pleasurable to listen to. When I had the pleasure of seeing Roger Waters (twice!) on his most recent world tour, he played this album in it's entirety and "On The Run" blew my mind.

Throughout the album the band lays down a solid framework which they embellish with synthesizers, sound effects and spoken voice tapes. The sound is lush and multi-layered while remaining clear and well-structured. What else can be said? This is highly professional, well composed, well recorded, well played and just well, fantastic!

Eapo_q42 | 5/5 |


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