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DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.59 | 2955 ratings

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shyman
5 stars Well, I think there's little I can say about this album that has not been previously mentioned before. My father was a big Floyd's fan back in their days and I didn't pay attention to them until recently (which I think it is shame but anyway). He had this record on tape and he claimed it was one of the best records of all time. And man, how right he was. This album was one of the biggest success that came out in the seventies and one of the cornerstones of prog music and music in general. Every single song of this record is a masterpiece and something unique, and anyone who is interested in space rock and psychedelic melodies should, no, must take a listen to them

The album starts with a heartbeat and some other sounds that are yet to be present in the rest of the album in "Speak to me". Then we arrive at "Breathe", one of my favourites of the album, in this incarnation and the next mixed with "Time". Excellent vocal and guitar work in both ocassions. Then we have "On The Run", a song that introduces an electronic psychedelic tune that could have been perfectly used in a composition of our years. Incredible. Then we have "Time" along with the "Breathe" reprise, with the funny sound of clocks at the begining. An emotive piano arrangement introduces us into "The Great Gig in The Sky", accompanied with an excellent vocal work performed by who I think is Clare Torry. "Money" is the big classic hit, and I don't think that anyone on Earth has not listened this song at least once in his/her life. Not to mention it is a very good song. Afterwards, we can listen "Us and Them", the most spacy and, in my opinion, elegant song of the album. Five stars. "Any colour you like" focus on the synths, and it is a good piece considering we are in the early seventies. And finally "Brain Damage" and "Eclipse" make their purpose as the closure of the album.

So, I have enjoyed this album very much, song by song, and that is not something that every band can achieve in my case. So, now I understand why Pink Floyd are always mentioned as one of the biggest bands from the seventies (along with their symphonic brothers, "Yes" and "Genesis", of course)

shyman | 5/5 |

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