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MORE (OST)

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.15 | 1348 ratings

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bfmuller
3 stars SIMPLICITY is the key word to this album. It has nothing of the ambitious sound Floyd is famous for. This distinction is certainly due to the fact that this is a soundtrack, and not a regular studio album. Therefore, More has a different, particular feel, yet with an immediately recognizable, floydian sound.

Most of the songs in the album are short, climatic, instrumental pieces intended to suit a movie soundtrack. Yet, Floyd, from the beginning, always had a special talent for instrumental tracks. Therefore, the ones contained in this album stand for themselves, mostly because of the always sharp guitar work provided by David Gilmour. The sung tracks also have their glow, with some hidden, mostly forgotten gems: the emotional Crying Song and Green is the Colour (great vocals from GIlmour in this one) and the darker Cymbaline with its reference to drug abuse.

It's noteworthy that in this album, Rick Wright doesn't sing, and the vocals are split between Dave and Roger. It is from this album on that Roger becomes to establish himself as the main songwriter of the band.

I give this album 3 stars, because even though it is enjoyable for the most part, it has not many memorable moments. It probably will not appeal that much to prog fans or, indeed, for those who are not that much into Pink Floyd. Those who are open minded, still, will certainly find it worth to listen, for it is filled with well-crafted, yet simple, tracks. In short, this is a good, but non-essential album to a prog collection.

bfmuller | 3/5 |

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