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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

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5 stars This album is a masterpiece! I think of it as the artistic peak of Pink Floyd's musical career. It is a tribute to their ex-member 'syd barret'

Sine on You Crazy Diamond I 10/10 : Well, this song is so legendary, and the guitar is so beautiful that I love it. The song starts very slow like octavarium or Sky moves sideways. It then gets going after the famous 4-note guitar riff and the vocals start. The chorus is incredibly good! The song ends with a sax solo.

Welcome to the Machine : 9.5/10 : A very dark song with ambient noises and a loud acoustic guitar strumming. Gilmour's voice is at its best here, and Wright plays my favourite keyboard solos too.

Have a Cigar : 7.5/10 : the weakest song of the album. But that does not mean it is not good. The funky guitar/bass creats a great rhythm, and the synth riff is impossible to dislike.

Wish You Were Here : 10/10 : Probably my favourite pop song of all times and one of the main reasons I picked up the guitar. the intro is so simple with G chords, and slow solos, but sometimes simplicity can be good too. The verses/choruses and their lyrics are what made this song so popular ... the chord progression is simple, but it works!

Shine on You Crazy Diamond II : 8.5/10 : Well, while it is a good finisher for the album, I do not find it as strong as the first part. It still contains very solid musicianship all around and I love it.

If you are browsing this site and don't have this album, what are you waiting for? It is an essential purchase of not only prog rock, but rock history as a whole

My Grade : A

Zitro | 5/5 |


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