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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.88 | 1834 ratings

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4 stars The debut album with Syd Barret at the helm is a nice album, but I'm very much missing their debut singles, Arnold Layne and See Emily Play for they are IMO their best work ever. The album has a very much estranging effect. Franticly the themes are worked out, sometimes with a slow pace, somethimes with great pace. It's kind of funny, starting this review I considered it to be a 2 star album, but while listening to it I changed my opinion to a 4 star album. This may seem like a big leap, and it is, but it goes to show this music is not easily accesible, therefor the best way to know and understand this music is by listening to it yourself. So do yourself a favour and go to a record store or visit a friend who has the album and listen to it a couple of times. It's not brilliant and even has several flaws but when you get used to that, it's a worthwhile experience The best songs are "Astronomy Domine" and "Interstellar Overdrive". But the rest is very much interresting,with some humour and great musicianship (no exuberant solo's). Not the best introduction to the band, but for the people who like music to be challenging and somewhat estranging it's nice to listen and try i
tuxon | 4/5 |


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