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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.67 | 1713 ratings

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5 stars i dont know what it is about this album but its probably my favourite of the floyd and a real wonder. 1968 arrived. and pink floyd had to figure out how to make an album that can be as good as piper at the gates of dawn even though they lost key member syd barrett. the answer... david gilmour.

This album experiments with mellower tracks like see saw and remember a day, solo written pieces by each band member, a syd barrett track jugband blues which is amazing, and progressive songs with experiments in guitar, drum and keyboard sounds. the title track is a trippy and scary extensive piece that literally sounds like an alien and futuristic noise. the changes between guitar effects, drum pieces and gong bashing are extraordinary.

The opener "let there be more light" is an absolute gem that kicks you in the teeth with the fast paced opening riff and spacey feel to the song. the classic "set the controls to the heart of the sun" shows rogers great songwriting skills and it is musically flawless. One other trippy song which is reminiscent of piper is "corporal clegg" this is a prelude to the wall as the lyrics are clearly about the death of rogers father dying in the war but this is not revisited until the wall. extremely underrated.

frenchie | 5/5 |


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