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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

2.20 | 146 ratings

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2 stars This is Pink Floyd's third official compliation and it stinks. This album does the job of summing up Pink Floyds whole career but it's far too short and chooses most of the weaker songs. Its good to see some of "Ummagumma" and "Obscured by Clouds" songs on here but Echoes is a much better compilation and is well worth the money. "Works" is quite hard to find but when you do see it on sale it is always twice as expensive as Echoes.

Songs on compilations are meant to be placed in a well sounding order so that the album flows well. "Works" fails at this because it seems like not much thought has gone into the tracks on the album or where they are positioned as this album sounds terrible. Good songs, bad compilation. Again i highly recomend that you buy the proper studio albums if you want these songs and avoid this album completely unless you are seeking to buy all of the floyds album releases.

"Works" only just betters the previous compilation, 1981's "A Collection of Great Dance Songs", because it provides one previously unreleased track, "Embryo", which is good to see but it is hardly worth buying this album just for that track so download it or find it somewhere else. One thing thats missing from all pink floyd compilations is a song from "Atom Heart Mother", which is a shame but i understand the band dislike that album, but why?

To some up, dont buy this unless its one of the only albums you need to complete the collection or you see it second hand at a car boot sale or something. For a good compilation album, seek "Relics" or "Echoes" as they are definetly worth getting.

frenchie | 2/5 |


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