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A SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.63 | 1194 ratings

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arcane-beautiful
4 stars After a great debut album, what do you do? Make a better one of course.

This album seems to get a bit of criticism, due to its difference in sound, but I think this album was the perfect example of Pink Floyd making great songs and weird songs as well. This album was also made at quite difficult and confusing time during the bands career, with Syd being mental and all that. I thought this album was also good for showing Roger & Rick's songs, which to be honest, were better than Syds.

This album also the welcoming sight of an amazing guitarist and an phenomenal vocalist, David Gilmour. He doesn't contribute a lot on this album, but his skills will be shown in the next few.

1. Let There Be More Light - This song could have easily been a Black Sabbath song (with less intelligible lyrics of course). Quite catchy in it's own weird nature. Very memorable and very underplayed & undermentioned.

2. Remember A Day -This song is very beautiful & quite catchy. Rick isn't the best singer in the world, but his voice is very well presented in this song.

3. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun -Om's and every other drone bands inspiration. This song really was a landmark for experimental music. Amazing versions of this song can be heard on the live album of Ummagumma and a great cover is done by black metal band 1349.

4.Corporal Clegg - Roger's attempt to make a Syd song, basically.

5. A Saucerful Of Secrets - At times, this piece can sound like a bad Merzbow song, but it does get better, until the climax at the end. The live version on Ummagumma is amazing as well.

6.See-Saw- Rick's attempt to make a Syd song. You don't have to make a Syd song, cause you have to be mental to make one of them. Duh.

7. Jugband Blues -Syd's attempt to make a Syd song?oh?it is Syd. This song basically sounds like one of the better tracks from Piper At The Gates Of Dawn.

CONCLUSION: Better than Piper, but still lacks a certain uniqueness.

arcane-beautiful | 4/5 |

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