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WISH YOU WERE HERE

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.62 | 2880 ratings

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rpe9p
5 stars For a while I had trouble seeing what other people saw in Pink Floyd because the psychedelic elements of their music did not appeal to me. I found Wish You Were Here, however, to be much more accessible and more like non-psychedelic prog. Serious fans of the band may not consider this to be their best album, but for the average progressive rock fan I think it is clearly their best work. The concept of the album is a tribute to the band's former guitarist, Syd Barrett, along with a bit of criticism toward the music industry. The two parts of Shine on are split up at the beginning and end of the album, and these track(s) are the highlight of the album. I love Gilmour's soaring guitar and you can really feel the emotion the members of the band feel for their former partner in the vocals and in the music. Do not expect this album to sound just like Dark Side of the Moon, it is an entirely different style that I find to be much better to prog fans. I know that I am in the minority in not caring for many of Pink Floyd's other works, but I think that this is definitely their best and most progressive output. Normally I would give a recommendation that a new listener should start with this album, but there aren't many people who have never heard anything by pink floyd, so I will say that if you didn't like some of their other works, you need to give this album a shot.
rpe9p | 5/5 |

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