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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.66 | 1600 ratings

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4 stars What a way to start an album! There is not a weak track on this album, making it one of my favourite Floyd albums, but they are not masterpieces. I prefer this to 'Piper', as it the perfect psychedelic level (apart from the title track, which is really quite haunting).

'Let there be More Light' really is a great way to start the album, as it is straight into the action, unlike other albums where you have to wait five minutes before anything happens. Great guitar work and brilliant lyrics. The piano on 'Remember a day' followed by that amazing drum makes it one my favourite prog songs, not mentioning the vocals, which add great melody. 'Corporal Clegg' is an outstanding song, which wakes you up from the quite uneventful 'Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun'. I have never heard a kazoo (or whatever it is) sound so good.

The title track sometimes gets a bit boring (when you're not way up in the sky), but is made up for by the enjoyable 'See-saw' with Richard Wrights quite simple but redolent piano work. Barrets 'Jugband Blues' is one of his best ever works, however short it may be. The trumpet adds great texture to the track. Barrets fading words are the perfect way to finish his last song with the other band members and top-off the album.

This is Floyd's best psychedelic moment and so is a better place to start your collection than 'Piper', although Floyd fans should miss neither.

ProgHappy | 4/5 |


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