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OBSCURED BY CLOUDS

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.37 | 1064 ratings

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Malve87
3 stars "Obscured by clouds" from a certain point of view is like a rich man dressed in rags, or to say it in other words: not a concept album,but a soundtrack for "La vallèe" movie, ok, interesting song writing, perfect, raw and unconvincing production, bad. The album contains some very very good moments like the unusual rock "The gold is in the..." which sounds more like The Who than Pink Floyd , the touching "Wot's...uh the deal", played again during Gilmour last world tour in 2006 and the suggestive "Stay", written by Wright. Too bad that the production low level spoils up what could have been a much better number :"Mudmen". Some point in common with "St. Tropez" and "Fearless" on the track "Free Four", in which Waters sings about Floyd recurring themes: weight of success, death, loss of his father, all subjects which later would have been developed in other ways giving birth to masterpieces as "Wish You Were Here" and "The Wall". Very useless and boring the "ethnic" chants in the end of "Absolutely Curtains"

In the end the album is average, a less complex work by Pink Floyd, than the usual, anyhow inspired, with highs and lows, suffering from the approximate production level and by being blown away by their next release: nothing less that "Dark Side Of The Moon".

Song writing : 4 stars

Production: 2 stars

Results 3 stars.

Malve87 | 3/5 |

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