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WISH YOU WERE HERE

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.62 | 2945 ratings

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Second Life Syndrome
5 stars I read a review of this classic album the other day, and was taken aback. The reviewer only gave this album 4 stars, so I had to revisit it. Anything less than 5 stars, though, will not do for me. This album might be my favorite from PF, as I love the themes, synth, and grooves present here.

I think one of my favorite tracks overall from PF is Welcome to the Machine. It grinds and pulsates with a rhythm that is almost alive. The synth is incredible here, and makes me wonder how this track ever gets played on "classic rock" stations. If it weren't PF, they wouldn't accept it. Have a Cigar gets a bad rap sometimes, but I'm not sure why. It has a great rocking groove with some subtle arrangements within an awesome signature and song structure. This track is nothing short of genius.

Overall, there isn't even a slightly weak track on this album. Shine On You Crazy Diamond is purposeful yet soothing. Wish You Were Here is well-known, but doesn't suffer from that status a bit. Taken as a whole, this album is powerful both musically and thematically. I can't rate this any lower than 5 stars.

Second Life Syndrome | 5/5 |

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