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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.87 | 2002 ratings

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The Crow
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3 stars The Piper at the Gates of Dawn is one of the most interesting and unique albums in the entire Pink Floyd's discography!

The Norman Smith's production is superb, everything sounds fantastic even 40 years after the release of the LP and the Syd Barrett's strong personality and leadership gave this record a very special and unique flavor. Crazy, surprising and funny at the same time.

The music is one of the best examples of pure 60's psychedelic rock with strong influences of bands like The Door (especially in some keyboards), but essential for the posterior development of progressive rock a few years later.

Best Tracks: Astronomy Domine (a little classic), Interstellar Overdrive (pure psychedelic rock at its best), Scarecrow (beautiful acoustic guitars)

Conclusion: not precisely my cup of tea, but very stimulating once in a while and a very promising debut from one of the greatest bands of all times! Recommended.

My rating: ***

The Crow | 3/5 |


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