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THE PIPER AT THE GATES OF DAWN

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.89 | 1432 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars This is the original UK version I am reviewing.

I approached this album with a lot of trepidation. Mostly because it is much hyped, highly rated........ and I am not a fan of this type of music. I like avant-garde music. But compared to Soft Machine and Gong; the early works of Pink Floyd comes up well short of the mark.

This album is a mix of naive pop songs, some well crafted rhythmic songs like the opener Astronomy Domine and some avant-garde stuff. I think this album takes the Beatles blueprint and moves it into a more psychedelic avant-garde area. The music has a lot of interplays between the various instruments here. But besides of the above mentioned Astronomy Domine and Chapter 24 (a The Beatles plagiarism), there is no real killer songs here. Just some good songs with some avant-garde interludes inbetween. I am stone cold sober so I may not be the right person to review this album. But it is a good album anyway, although not the great one some says it is.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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