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ATOM HEART MOTHER

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.90 | 2282 ratings

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ebil0505
5 stars Highly overlooked, even by the band themselves, this album deserves more credit than is given IMO. The 24-minute epic title track is a soaring journey through the classic Floyd sound we all know and love. If you are a fan of sidelong tracks and haven't listened to this gem yet, you are in for quite a treat. The recurring theme (composed by Gilmour I believe) guides the listener through different realms of psychedelic emotions only to leave one with an epic sense of completion and satisfaction.

The song If is a gentle Waters song that really calms the nerves after AHMS's grand finale ending. It can take you to meadows, prairies, or the living room, or wherever you're listening to it now that I think of it. Quite the enjoyable little tune.

Summer '68 may be Wright's most underrated song with Floyd. There is a lot of emotional reflection to be witnessed during these five and a half minutes. While the lyrics aren't anything to really draw attention to, Wright's use of brass and of course piano collaborate so well it truly does confuse me why people don't acknowledge this song more often.

Fat Old Sun can be mistaken for a Beatles song. It's my understanding that Gilmour was rather proud of himself for making this song, and he very well should be because it delivers a more gentle and carefree side of the guitarist that is rarely seen through Floyd's career. Not a song to be overlooked.

Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast is what I imagine happens when Floyd gets bored or has too much free time. Enjoyable as it is, the multiple passages interwoven between Alan's breakfast eating are something to admire on their own. It's the sound effects (courtesy of Mason) that really tie the song together. What I like most about this song is you can take it seriously or humorously. I like to think that was Floyd's intentions as they recorded. Certainly out of the ordinary, this song ends the album on such an unexpected note, I have no choice but to love it.

ebil0505 | 5/5 |

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