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ATOM HEART MOTHER

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.85 | 1544 ratings

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arcane-beautiful
3 stars Pink Floyd: The Experimental Years Part 2

What do you do after you have made one of the most ground breaking experimental albums of all time. You repeat it, but you attempt to make it better by putting in catchy songs as well. And did it work...not really.

To be honest, I prefered Ummagumma and I found this album to be a wee bit tedious. All in all it was a great album, but Ummagumma had short brief experiments, this had 2 long experiments.

The 2 big instrumentals were very good, but fail in comparison to the instrumentals on Ummagumma.

I also love the artwork, it's so simple but yet effective.

1. Atom Heart Mother - Very dramatic and very classical sounding. With soundtrack like crashes and alot of improv, this song is a mammoth...well to listen to it does take near half an hour. It is very beautiful at parts, but it also can be quite tedious. The problem with long songs is that after a while, you will expect the listener to get bored, so you gotta keep em interested. I also love the use of the choir and the orchestra.

2. If - Quite a personal statement from Roger. Very melodius (as usual) and some nice guitar work. Quite catchy as well.

3. Summer '68 - A nicer more melodic style from Rick. Very soothing and very relaxing.

4. Fat Old Sun - Dave's song (they all have one except for Nick)Quite cathcy and some nice vocals from Dave.

5. Alan's Psychadelic Breakfast - My favourite song on the album. I love the quotes from the random English guy. Very amusing and an amazing piece of music. Like Atom Heart Mother, it does get a bit tedious.

CONCLUSION: This was a great album, but to be honest, Umagumma was alot better in style and experimentation. The shorter songs also display a great level of maturity and will be seen on their next few albums.

arcane-beautiful | 3/5 |

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