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WISH YOU WERE HERE

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.62 | 2801 ratings

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Atkingani
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5 stars A real MASTERPIECE, probably the best Pink Floyd album. It's a pity that this fabulous work is sometimes underrated when compared with previous and more known DSotM but WYWH is better and shall be placed among the 10 top progressive albums ever.

All that pretentiousness and affectation observed in DSotM gave room to a more mature and balanced approach either for the songs themselves or the band musicianship that are superb.

The songs: 1&5) Shine on you crazy diamond (pts. 1 & 2) - touching, meaningful, excellent.

2) Welcome to the machine - some effects remind us early Floyd's songs, others seem to prepare us for the future; singing is fantastic, just like the ever-present synth, giving the impression we are really inside some kind of engine.

3) Have a cigar - a good track, although the less-strong in the album, but still worthy and interesting.

4) Wish you were here - perhaps the song that people will remember PF in the distant future - or even remember as a whole the last quarter of the XXth century. A hymn.

Nothing more 'I think I can tell' and the final rating is obvious: 5 stars.

Atkingani | 5/5 |

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