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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.62 | 3765 ratings

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5 stars This is another perfect album by Pink Floyd. Every song is just brilliant. All four band members once again were working together to create this masterpiece. Richard Wright in particular stands out more than ever with his tasteful and perfectly toned keyboard passages. David Gilmour plays some of his best guitar solos ever. Of course, they had quite an inspiration in Syd Barrett, the once brilliant leader of the band, at the time of the recording of this album almost unrecognizable even to his former bandmates (look it up).

The major piece, encompassing most of the album is the nine-part Shine On You Crazy Diamond, a slow, but extremely powerful homage to Barrett, written by Roger Waters, Wright and Gilmour. A shortened version of the song still gets airplay, as do each of the other short, but perfect songs.

Rolling Stone said this was number 209 of the top 500 albums of all time. It shows how little they know. Those idiots had The Sex Pistols at number 41.

Evolver | 5/5 |


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