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ATOM HEART MOTHER

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.85 | 1499 ratings

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The Runaway
4 stars Atom Heart Mother isn't the best album, expecially when you try to relax to the sounds of Alan Parsons eating his breakfest. The title track is an excellent track though, with a catchy riff, multiple sections, a massive orchestra, and most importantly, PINK FLOYD, who could say no to this album?

The title track starts with weird spacey sounds and horns playing impossible things in sync, for around 1 minute, then what we hear before explodes into a part where Floyd joins along and the orchestra plays the lead riff for the title track, called Father's Shout. The song later progresses like any other 20 minute prog song, with various sections that don't really matter to the listener, but just sound very good. After around 14 minutes of what I said, everybody goes back to the riff, then play another section, then finish the song with a massive chord.

Some of the other songs on the album like Alan's Psych, If, and Summer '68 aren't really that great, but Fat Old Sun is another great Pink Floyd song, which will stick in your head for a while.

Anyway, this is a great addition to any prog rock collection, and while not a prog masterpiece like other Pink Floyd albums like The Wall and Dark Side, Atom Hear Mother has it's own special proginess which no other album could have.

The Runaway | 4/5 |

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