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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.62 | 3752 ratings

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Equality 7-2521
5 stars Pink Floyd's masterpiece of progressive music; don't be fooled into thinking of Dark Side Of The Moon, this is the album you need.

The soaring epic "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" opens and closes the album in traditional spacey Floyd style, with Wright laying down some of the most beautiful keyboard lines creating the perfect backdrop for Gilmour's bluesy guitar to scream along to. Roger Water's vocals on this track are nothing less than perfect. He pours out emotions in his voice that you wont even know existed.

"Have A Cigar" features some interesting vocals by Roy Harper which really spices up the track. Most notable here are the lyrics, critiquing the music business, some of the best Roger ever wrote, and the chilling keys by Wright will stay with you long after playing the album. The title track, a gentle acoustic ballad, is simply the most emotional piece of music ever recorded. Standing alone this would make the album worth buying. The dark "Welcome To The Machine" is the weakest track on the album, sometimes a little slow moving but ultimately still entertaining but may grow a little old with repeated listens.

This is the best place to start with Floyd and any prog fan will be able to appreciate the genius leaping from this album.

Equality 7-2521 | 5/5 |


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