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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.30 | 2855 ratings

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5 stars "One of these days I'm going to cut you into little pieces ..."

Pink Floyd has always been one of my favorite bands since i was a little boy.I was about 3 or 4 years when I heard "Another Brick in the Wall" ("music of the helicopter, " so to speak), and since then this band is in my life.Although you can not find thematic variations in their songs, as is the case of bands like Yes or Genesis, his music is beautiful, sad, highly psychedelic progressive, not less.

"Meddle"is perhaps the first great masterpiece of the band (can not say for sure because, despite knowing Pink Floyd so long did not hear many of his ábuns than those in the classical period from 1971 to 1979). And what I I can say about it but it's fantastic?

"One of These Days"opens with a piece of dark wind (this, incidentally, is all apart on the album) before the start of the best bass lines in history, for me it was the best contribution to the Roger Waters band, because I never really liked him, and the music desnvolve with this bass line and a body supporting Wright, until a dark section begins and we have the classic line uttered by Nick Mason "One of these days I 'm going to cut you into little pieces "before the main theme returns in a hard-rock form.

"A Pillow of Winds" is the ballad of the album, with a little slide guitar and melancholy lyrics but unusual for the band, since they deal with love.

"Fearless, " "San Tropez" and "Seamus" take things to a lot more optimistic. "Seamus" deserves special mention for his bluesistic appearance... and Seamus, the dog-title that "sings" a song to Gilmour's side..

And finally we have "Echoes", the magnificent epic and one of the best bands ever of Pink Floyd.This track and "Shine on your crazy diamond" is the perfect definition of space track opens with a single piano note reminds us of the sonar of a submarine, then it grows, with other instruments taking "their part in the party, " before the sad vocals begins.Are toasted with gorgeous passages, like the section that is very similar to "The Phantom of Opera (and I wonder who plagiarized whom), or section funk that dominates the music from their 60-10 minutes before the famous "Cry of the fat woman" that dominates the music for a long time (this is remarkable here in Brazil because it was played in the Mexican hit series "El Chavo del Ocho"). At about 15 minutes the "Scream" starts to fade and a quieter section dominates the song, but my favorite moment is when the guitar Gilmour returns in full force there by 18 minutes.So the initial themes are repeated, and the music goes to its great climax.

5 stars.This is a great masterpiece! this album is a bit forgotten because it came before the big "Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, " "Animals" and "The Wall", but did not hesitate when I say it is up to them, sure! do not hesitate to hear it!

voliveira | 5/5 |


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