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WISH YOU WERE HERE

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.62 | 2920 ratings

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Alitare
5 stars So you think you can tell...

Quite possibly my absolute favorite Pink Floyd album. Here is where they really began to develop into their popularized trademark sound. Each song is a masterpiece of music in general. To the spacey atmosphere of Shine on you Crazy Diamond, to the synth led melancholy of Welcome to the Machine. The simply beautiful and stunning acoustic led title track, which will go down as one of the greatest songs of all time, and the angry funk rock of Have a Cigar. One brilliant album all the way through. The lyrics are biting as much as they are poetic and deep. A tribute of sorts to Syd Barrett, and transcendent of the original ideals.

Progressive and highly emotional. The playing, while not directly technical, is very emotive and evocative. Shine On, is epic, and each part is very memorable, with an airy texture that picks you up and carries you into space. Each song has blistering solos, deep emotional impact, and captivating performance in general.

This album is an absolute musical highlight. 5 stars.

Alitare | 5/5 |

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