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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.63 | 4170 ratings

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4 stars This is my first review of Pink Floyd albums, others to come soon, at a ProgArchives site near you... Generally speaking, and without talking about lots of opinions published here, I am not a huge fan of P. Floyd. It is too much guitar oriented in my taste. I know a majority in the rest of the world find them as THE best Prog group, and that's ok for me, because of their contribution, popularity and notoriety. But even if I have their last 7 albums, I don't feel it is their best. Plus, I would consider this one, in my taste, as being surpassed by maybe 100 CD's in my prog collection. It might be considered by a vast audience here as a masterpiece, because of 'Shine on you' and the general quality of each track, which I recognize, but personally I go for a score of 4, which is 'an excellent addition to a prog music collection'. Why ? There is a little too much of empty space in the music, where the guitar contribution, by moments, is going in improvisations. Oh! not all the time... But just enough to dis-route me from totally liking the opus.

While we talk about 'Floyd', in my opinion, only 'Dark Side' deserves the of 5.... coming soon. The 'empty space' mentioned is also present in other 'classic-recognized CD's', which is not the case for TDSTM (in my humble view). On the other hand, I see other CD's of the group as having a score of 4, including the latest- without-Waters 'Lapse of Reason' and 'Division Bell'. Which equal this one (what a shame ??). Well, I feel they are equally musically interesting than this present one, even if not considered as classics. You know, recent music is good, also... Anyway, an interesting piece.

Progdaybay | 4/5 |


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