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ATOM HEART MOTHER

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.85 | 1573 ratings

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FloydZappa
4 stars Pink Floyd for me can not do anything "bad", some things are better than others, but overall everything is perfect. Atom Heart Mother has some very strange moments, but this album is very well written. The main things for this album is the cow and the opening suite. This is one of those very few Pink Floyd songs where someone else is credited for co-writing a song out side of the band. The opening "Father's Shout" is filled with bizarre sounds, and the when the band begins to play with the brass it sound great. This one does lead to some odd singing by a choir, but in "Remergence" everything comes back together. After a good 23 minutes a softer song sung by Roger Waters comes to play, "If". The next song is "Summer '68" by Rick Wright. I don't understand why he did not sing more than he did, because listening to this is proof that he could do great stuff on his own. Then David Gilmour has his moment with "Fat Old Sun". This is a really good song and it's even better to see him play it live at the Royal Albert Hall. Then the album falls back in to another instrumental suite. This for me is the weakest song on the album, but it's still a good piece to listen to. It's filled with moments of a guy talking about his breakfast. Between these moments is good music. The name "Alan's psychedelic breakfast" may sound abit strange, but it's still good. Over all this album is great. It's one of their first true progressive albums, but like others here have said you can tell they were still seaching for that "sound" and this gives you an idea of what that sound is going to be. Everything here is quite good, from the cow to the psychedelic breakfast.
FloydZappa | 4/5 |

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