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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.89 | 2186 ratings

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4 stars It's an interesting inheritance that my dad used to listen to this CD every morning on his 14th summer holidays and oblivious to this, I did the same when I was 14. Of course the summer's here are a lot hotter than in the Netherlands, but that doesn't degenerate the quality of the music and the first rays of sun stream through the curtains.

"Atom Heart Mother" is somewhat an instrumental waste of time and at the same time a spaced out and free-flowing fantasy piece complete with a chorus. This is a good piece of lengthy progressive material as far as Pink Floyd is concerned and an out of the ordinary song for fans to explore.

On the second side Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Rick Wright have a song a piece and then end with "Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast". "If" is an indication of the song writing skill that Waters could develop on Meddle (1971) and define him as a leading songwriter of the time. "Summer '68" is very English psychedelic fantasia, which would usually hit my speakers at about 8 o'clock. Starting the day with Pink Floyd gusto.

"Fat Old Sun" and "Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast" slowly meander through some guitar tunes, which although lacks focus still gives Atom Heart Mother an overall nice touch. Worth considering, if not adding to the collection.

Verisimilitude | 4/5 |


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