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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

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3 stars This is an obscure solid album from Pinkfloyd. The experimentation here is at its peak, but it does not always work and there are some bad spots in the album. Here, the band has on orchestra to amplify its sound, and it is probably one of Richard Wright's best moments.

Atom Heart Mother 7/10 : This is the peak of Pink Floyd's experimentations and it really works. It begins with the main theme on orchestra which is good. It has a very effective simple bass line, choirs and sounds classical meets psychedelic. It also contains plenty of Gilmour's trademark's guitar in a long amazing solo. After that solo, it contains a bass line with good keyboard riffs. it gets eventually tighter and the keyboards sound like jazzy improvisation of the highest lever (It is overly wonderful) and the peak is reached when some weird (yet effective) female chants take over. Unfortunately, it doesn't end that well, with strange irritating noises all over.

If 6.5/10 : a nice acoustic ballad with very solid vocal performance and melodies, yet it is too simple.

Summer '68 8/10 : A richard Wright piece and my favourite song of the album. the arrangements are excellent, including good keyboard performances. The 'pre-chorus' with its beatlesque (or yessy) vocal harmonies really shines, and the horn driven chorus is brilliant.

Fat Old Sun 5/10 : A boring and badly recorded lazy song that picks up with an electric guitar solo. I prefer the Mostly Autumn version of it.

Alan Psychedelic Breakfast 4/10 : It is just a bunch of noise with instrumental improvisation ... Maybe it is cool for a 'high' person, but not for me.

My Grade : C

Zitro | 3/5 |


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