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WORKS

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

2.15 | 109 ratings

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memowakeman
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3 stars After seeing some reviews of this album, i only think in one thing: This is only a compilation album, this is NOT a "The best of" album. I dont really know why they decided the tracklist here, is strange, because it has a mix of Barrett`s songs, with some Meddle and DarkSide tracks, and also a B-Side?, this is Embryo.

Maybe this compillation could be strange and weird, but that doesnt make it a bad compillation, if we are expecting a "The Best of ", also we expect tracks like Shine On, or Comfortably Numb, or Time, this is not the case, and i think despite the other reviews that this is a good album, because we can sit or lie and listen to it with pleasure, it is not boring, and i find something interesting. For example the first song is a 1971 track " One of These Day", an instrumental song to open this album. we know the beauty of the track, but the fact is that next to it is "Arnold Lane", an old track written by Syd and reminiscent to early Pink Floyd stuff, athis randomless talking about chronologic songs make this album interesting, after Arnold Lane we come back to "Meddle" an we can enjoy "Fearless", that particular and great song which finishes with "You`ll never walk alone", a hymn of a football team. Immediately the last two songs from DSOTM, and then returning to 1969 with "Set the Controls..", maybe that kind of changes could be bad for you, but i like it. The 8th track is a very weird and experimental song from "Ummagumma studio album", "Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict", what a weird title for a song, and yes, we can listen to some animal sound and strange complishment, this is the best example to know that this is not a The Best of album, the next couple of songs are ealy songs too, "Free Four", which sounds a bit like The beatles, and it is maybe my less favorit track, and finishing the album "Embryo", as i said above this is something like a B - Side, i think this was a great addition to this compilation album. So after all , i like it, of course it is not a masterpiece of progressive rock, the most of the songs have some simplicity, but are good, for that reasons i think this album is a 3 star album. Give it a chance, why not?

memowakeman | 3/5 |

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