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OBSCURED BY CLOUDS

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.36 | 1024 ratings

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frenchie
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3 stars Obscured By Clouds bridges the gap between Meddle and Dark Side of the Moon and is a patchwork album which may have been to raise funds for Dark Side or just to give some material for the film La Vallee. It is obvious that pink floyd we're concentrating on putting forward their most amazing materials for this soundtrack album and so you can expect it to be a little under par compared to the rest of their work. This album is probably the first "stinker" of their career but it's still better than anything after the wall.

The album uses the newly invented synthesiser and the first two short and similar instrumentals play with this. These are nothing special but ok intro's. Burning Bridges is an ok piece but still nothing flashy. The only decent tunes here are "The Gold, It's in the...", "Wot's... Uh The Deal" because they show off good vocals and pacey guitar, piano and drum work. "Mudmen" is also a treat as it is a good solo.

The rest of the tracks are ok but the ending instrumental track is pretty dismal to be fair. Not much here to keep you interested but for what pink floyd were trying to achieve here, it just about settles in the 3 star catagory. Ok. Nothing amazing yet nothing thats going to make you throw the album down the toilet in disgust. I would recommend that you have this cd in your pink floyd collection but please get the others first which you know are masterpieces.

frenchie | 3/5 |

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