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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.37 | 1560 ratings

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4 stars I totally love this record, mostly because it was one of the first Floyd albums I ever owned, and it came to me at the time when I was first going out with my future wife. Essentially, as so, it is the only PF album I have ever got my wife to like. This is maybe because it is one of PF's most approachable records, with some very lovely melodies and tunes. This record means so much to me, and I must have played it 100 times or more, and have never tired of it. Free Four in particular means loads - I'm very sentimental about this track as it was an anthem for myself and my wife in our youth. Every so often even now we burst out with the memories of a man in his old age are the deeds of a man in his prime There are no bad tracks, and Childhood's End is one of Gilmour's best Floyd contributions. There is nothing too complex (all quite simple really) and it is not all pretentious (something PF are accused of sometimes).

What is amazing is that they knocked this out in just two weeks from start to finish (including writing) as they were under pressure from Barbet Scroeder for the soundtrack for his film. I would love to have been a fly on the wall to see how they did it!

What is also amazing is that within a year Dark Side of the Moon was released. I would say you can hear some of the thoughts for Dark Side buried in this album

In terms of this website and Progressive rock I cannot say it's a masterpiece (although nearly), but for just raw Pink Floyd, not being pretentious and producing beautiful melodies it's one of their best and I would have given 5 stars in any other website review.

Highly recommended - especially if trying to introduce Pink Floyd to the ladies! (no offence meant - honest)

PinkPangolin | 4/5 |


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