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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.07 | 1729 ratings

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3 stars This one is not a "bad" album as we often see people tagging it. Unfortunately it is not as brilliant as the ones from the 70's, but it is still worthy of attention. Here we have amazing songs like "On The Turning Away", "Terminal Frost" and the opening instrumental. These three are in my opinion the highlights here. The rest ain't bad either, except for the awful "One Slip" and the two parts of "A New Machine". "Dogs of War" is not so bad as it seems in the live versions, and nowadays i like this song - but i once considered it the worst FLOYD one. "Sorrow" has an amazing guitar intro but, together with "Learning To Fly", is still a weirdly overrated track.

This is a very "trippy" album, though. I feel like i am in another world while i listen to it, which i would describe as a cold futuristic one full with androids and lacking of human warmth, and despite the coldness feel, it still has a moving beauty described on some of Gilmour's guitar solos. I'd really like to give this album 4 stars, but i can't rate this at the same level as several other 4 star albums which are much better than this ("Division Bell", for example). So, consider this a 3.5 rating.

A great trip if you listen to it with an open mind and forget all that "Pink Floyd without Waters is not Pink Floyd" sillyness.

Eclipse | 3/5 |


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