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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.62 | 3817 ratings

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3 stars Frankly, I don't know what WYWH is doing in the top ten of the list. I had very high hopes for this album seeing how everyone claims it to be a masterpiece, but I was honestly dissapointed when I finally got to listen to it.

WYWH starts out with the first part of "Shine on you crazy diamond". This is a great song IMO but the sound is not neat like in DSOTM and it kills the whole feeling. Then we have Waters' "Welcome to the machine". Good song but it gets repetitive and it's just TOO long. "Have a cigar" is an average PF song, nothing special. You can actually still hear hints of "Welcome to the machine" in here. The title track is nothing but a simple, acoustic ballad by Gilmour and Waters, with a more radio-friendly feel to it which does nothing for me. Finally we get the 2nd part of SOYCD which is basically the 1st part with only a few variations throughout the end. Again the sound quality could have been a lot better (maybe they should have let Parsons do it again).

All in all, not a masterpiece in any sense but an OK album nonetheless. If you're still getting to know PF you'd do better with Animals or DSOFTM. Good, but not really essential.

Hans | 3/5 |


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