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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

2.20 | 140 ratings

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1 stars A mish mash compilation of random Floyd? It Does not Work!

This is not the best of Pink Floyd, it is not the worst of Pink Floyd, actually what the heck is this?

Ah, that's right it is a contractual obligation, it all makes sense now, and as usual a compilation from Pink Floyd is an absolute waste of vinyl and now CD.

You need to get the whole albums to indulge in the Pink Floyd universe and only then can you fully appreciate the incredible power of the band, they were never a singles band, so who came up with the idea of putting together this travesty?

It begins well enough with one of the all time greats 'One Of These Days' from the mesmirising "Meddle".

Then it goes downhill from there from the sublime, 'Arnold Layne', to the ridiculous, 'Fearless'.

Whoever put this compilation together had no idea what they were doing. We get two from the ultimate concept album 'DSOTM' that sound decidedly bizarre out of context, 'Brain Damage' and 'Eclipse', and then it moves straight into one of the best songs from the early years, 'Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun'. It feels like listening to an MP3 where tracks are randomly played.

It gets into some weird territory when the "Ummagumma" curio is included, the 'Several Species Of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together In A Cave And Grooving With A Pict', of which the best thing about it is the lengthy title.

Lo and behold we have a track unreleased elsewhere at the time, the dull, forgettable 'Embryo'.

'Free Four' is an apalling choice from "Obscured by Clouds", it lacks imagination and the only decent thing about this compilation is you may find it ridiculously cheap gracing a bargain bin.

This is not for collectors, unless you see it on vinyl, because, let's face it, just about everything on vinyl is for collectors, but on CD this comes across as decidedly pretentious and uninspired. What else needs to be said? Nothing at all except avoid this like the plague.

AtomicCrimsonRush | 1/5 |


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