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OBSCURED BY CLOUDS

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.36 | 1042 ratings

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The Mystical
3 stars "Obscured By Clouds" is an interesting album, as it marks Pink Floyd's departure from their early era. It is quite an unremarkable album, but it still manages to hold it's place among the Pink Floyd discography. This release stands out among the band's other releases as it has a rather bubbly psychedelic sound somewhat similar to "A Saucer Full of Secrets", but it contains the bluesy edge of "More". I agree with the general verdict on this album within this site; the album is nothing special, but it is still a decent listen.

Pink Floyd never made a bad album in my opinion. Each of their albums have their own unique qualities, and this includes OBC. While the album has some pretty boring tracks, there are enough classic tracks to make the album a worthwhile experience. The greatest songs on the record are "Stay", "Wots...Uh the Deal" and "Burning Bridges". "Stay" is an excellent ballad that is instantly recognisable as being written by Rick Wright. This track has a slightly "early Genesis" feel to it, particularly in the brief instrumental section after the chorus. "Wots...Uh the Deal" is a classic David Gilmour track that he played in his Royal Albert Hall concert. My possible favourite track on the album is "Burning Bridges". This track is probably the most proggy track on the album, moving in waves of sound.

While this album may not be the greatest in Pink Floyd's unblemished discography, it is worth a listen for fans of early Pink Floyd.

The Mystical | 3/5 |

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