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MORE (OST)

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.15 | 1304 ratings

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3 stars Review - #6 (Pink Floyd - More)

More... but not too much more. This is the third studio album and first soundtrack album coming out from the prog rock legends Pink Floyd. The year is 1969, around a year after their frontman Syd Barrett left the band due to the problems going in his life beginning to interfere with the bands priorities. However, even though Syd Barrett is not on the album, you can tell that the rest of the members are still trying to find their own identity after Syd Barret's leaving.

The first side of the album is where the best is found. The first song, Cirrus Minor continues a trend which is found throughout the rest of Side A (Besides 1 exception). That trend is having a relaxing and sometimes beautiful atmosphere surrounding the song. Maybe it's due to the folk like style in most of the songs and with many songs relying on just the acoustic guitar and some singing to back it up. But, the real shocker comes in with the 2nd song on the album, The Nile Song. When you first hear it, you are unsure if this is really Pink Floyd. This is definitely the band at their heaviest and it's done well. It is a real gem of Pink Floyd's catalogue that is completely "unique". We'll come back to those quotations later. Nonetheless, the rest of Side A has some good songs including Crying Song, Green is the Color, Up the Khyber, and Cymbeline which have some real character to them.

Now, this is where the term soundtrack really comes in. Side B starts off good enough with the Main Theme. This song has some instrumental performances from the band which is done pretty well. But, remember when I said "unique" earlier? The song Ibiza Bar seems to be a lesser version of The Nile Song. I'm guessing it was only written to fill in a spot for the movie and it kind of shows. This is where the album begins to lower in quality a bit, it's still good, but not as good as what came before it. One song that comes later on is Quicksilver. It is a psychedelic landscape piece that takes you on an adventure for several minutes. Though, I'm unsure if it's an adventure I really wanted to be on? But it was still enjoyable.

Throughout the album you will find that there are many great moments, and some moments that don't really stick. You can really feel the identity crisis Pink Floyd is going through after their frontman, Syd Barret left. However, it is still an enjoyable listen that should be heard by fans of Pink Floyd and prog alike.

More - 3/5

PrimeReviewsMusic | 3/5 |

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