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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.62 | 3763 ratings

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Marty McFly
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5 stars I'm sad that some people, even they'll never admit it, voted "against" (which means 3 stars here) Pink Floyd, just because it's overrated album. Being it some other group, releasing just this album, they would give more. Or at least that's how I see it. I'll not name, no no.

So what to say about actual music ? That everything fits (PF's stereotype), it has original ideas (you can find them on most of PF's albums), dark lyrics (another cliché of PF), possible Waters influence (even we'll never find out exact percentage of his reign), long concept-like tracks (well, haven't you heard this one before ?) and some other factors that makes successful Pink Floyd music. I've waited, waited and was rewarded by "Shine" main theme, if we can use this term. Welcome's weirdness and interesting last 50 seconds. Yes, these "sounds" can be considered as interesting, as we're somehow released from dark satanic magic ritual music that can cause severe mental problems on more labile individuals. Let's have a cigarette, oh, I mean cigar is somehow flagship of their, even sometimes repeating itself (which annoys a little bit). Nicely transits into Wish You Were Here, I don't have to talk about this one, do I ? It's beautiful in a more ways than just one, even fails on prog side. In this case, and I'm saying it for the first time in my life, "To the hell with prog for this time". Don't quote me here (I know you will anyway). I can just recommend youtube video with changing pictures to this song, it's nice piece of work. And last track, together with first one makes solid piece. When you shut down your brain during "empty" scenes (because they're sparse - I mean beginning's wind for example), you get strong body of music that lives, very persuasively to be honest.

5(-), But I don't care about repeating of schemes. Because ideas are new, music is great and pompously big (you can feel how full the music is) and it all works perfectly, so no one gets hurt, everyone's happy, we are live happily ever after and the work is done. Interesting enough to note, wikipedia provides very detail info on whole album and Shine track (different layers, where stats what etc).

minus point because of "emptty" parts that works far worse than in case of "Echoes" song.

Marty McFly | 5/5 |


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