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Pink Floyd - Obscured By Clouds CD (album) cover


Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

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3 stars Music for a film never to be seen

As this was written as music for an obscure(!) film, it is unfair to judge "Obscured by clouds" against the other studio output of Pink Floyd. That said, the album is actually very good. I have not actually seen the film (has anyone?), but the music does stand up well in its own right.

For me, "Free Four" (as in one-two-free-four) is the best track. It is heavy in the "Nile song" mode, but more melodic. Not exactly a prog track, indeed not really a prog album, but well composed and infectious.

The tracks s a whole are good, but apart from "Free four", none of them are really particularly memorable. Many simply ramble along in an almost ambient way, with soft vocals, and pleasant, if unchallenging playing.

"Obscured by clouds" should be seen for what it is, music which was written to accompany a film. On that basis, it is competent, pretty commercial, and relaxing. Just don't buy it expecting another "Dark side of the moon" or even "Ummagumma".

Easy Livin | 3/5 |


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