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WISH YOU WERE HERE

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.62 | 2847 ratings

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voliveira
3 stars 6/10

I'm very sad about Syd. Of course he was important and the band would never have fucking started without him because he was writing all the material. It couldn't have happened without him but on the other hand it couldn't have gone on with him. "Shine On" is not really about Syd?he's just a symbol for all the extremes of absence some people have to indulge in because it's the only way they can cope with how fucking sad it is, modern life, to withdraw completely. I found that terribly sad.

Roger Waters.

We all know it. It is the fourth best progressive rock album of all time, says the Prog Archives. It's my favorite Pink Floyd, said Richard Wright, David Gilmour and a legion of fans. But for me it is the weakest album of the '70s this band.

I've been a fan of Wish You Were Here . When I reviewed the first time, gave him 5 stars. But since that time I already considered lower than that for me the best Pink Floyd album and one of the best of all time: Dark Side of the Moon. It was hard to believe that WYWH lay ahead. Today I consider it unacceptable. Today I think WYWH deserves no more than three stars.

Over time I have been getting less fan of the long gap that persists in Shine on You Crazy Diamond. I was never attracted to that song, and now I see that its two parts do not have anything special besides the vocal sections and the sax solo, which are divine. Moreover, nothing more. Welcome to Machine is a scary, dark and melancholy music that is dominated by synthesizers, which at first glance it looks good (and it was for me), but now I realize how these synthesizers unnecessarily protracted and the last minutes of music (marked by the characteristic sound effects of the PF) is a waste of time.

The album is saved by two songs, Have a Cigar and the title track. The first is the breath of joy from the album, marked by the vocals of Roy Harper. And the second ... ah ... ank just one of my favorite of all time. In my opinion it is what makes this album worth.

Finally, the only thing I can conclude Wish You Were Here is that it is good, but it is very overrated and not all who speak it. while there are Dark Side Of The Moon, The Wall and Animals , it will not be in my heart.

voliveira | 3/5 |

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