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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.52 | 3732 ratings

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5 stars I can't quite qork out whether or not this is favourite Floyd album or not, but it's at least in my top 3. Not as experimental as Dark Side - there are less of the excursions into sound effects etc, but the sound os the animals leading into the music is superbly done - I'm sure they were the masters of blending unusual experimental sounds with soundscapes and leading to crescendos of brilliant guitar work and keyboards. The long build-ups in all 3 of the major tracks are lush - leading you up to the brilliance of David Gilmour's solos - especially in Pigs (the anti-Mary Whitehouse lyrics here are a bit too much for me by the way). However, lyrically speaking, Sheep is awesome (not the corruption of the 23rd Psalm - I don't like that - you shouldn't mess with such a beautiful piece of scripture) - I mean lines like 'wave upon wave of demented avengers......' totally amazing - I think these lyrics outclass anything on the Wall (even Dark SIde) - and the way Roger Waters holds onto the notes at the end of the lines is superb beyond belief. Dogs is a great start, but it gets better with pigs, and just when you didn't think it could get any better - Sheep comes in - surely in the top 3 of Floyd songs ever. It's the only thing you can get in that long gap between Wish You Were Here and TheWall - and that makes it essential - to understand the transition between the two albums. Musically - its perfect - not a note, vocal, timing out of place - a fantastic experience, not to be missed - highly recommended - jsut shout a little when the lyrics get a little naughty! Actually, the bass lines are awesome - a good place to start if you're trying to convert a metal head to Floyd.


PinkPangolin | 5/5 |


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