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ATOM HEART MOTHER

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.89 | 2180 ratings

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criticdrummer94
5 stars Underrated gem. That is how I could sum up this work of art but I'll be more detailed. In 1970, progressive rock was starting it's rise to the top and the Floyd jump right on board. After Syd left, they went almost glacial and soundscapey with Careful With That Axe, Eugene. This was PF's most ambitious experiment, I think, in their whole career incorporating a brass band and choir in the forefront of a 20+ min rock suite which is fantastic. It is a masterpiece top to bottom from the great brass arrangements to the haunting choir and the band providing a good foundation for the rest of the song. The flip side has some really good songs too. If is a short and sightly beautiful Waters number that is slightly forgettable but is still worth a listen. Summer '68 is probably my favorite of the shorter numbers on this album. I love the piano sound on this one and Wright is a underrated vocalist IMO and i think he's terrific. Fat Old Sun is also pretty good and shows how well Gilmour is on an acoustic guitar. Then, Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast, my favorite track of this album for it's innovation and somewhat creepiness. It's pretty interesting how they can combine a recording of a roadie of their's eating breakfast and make a song out of it, a very good song. It always sticks in my head when i hear it. Overall, a great album that gets too much negativity. Oh, I also feel i need to mention this too, It has the greatest album art ever. No joke. 5 stars. Highlights: Atom Heart Mother, Summer '68 and Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast.
criticdrummer94 | 5/5 |

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