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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.64 | 4569 ratings

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5 stars Yeah, this is pretty much the greatest album of all time. I often joke about it, because I also consider Dark Side of the Moon as the greatest album of all time. If people ask me what the greatest album ever is (and my opinion on ths changes constantly, like every other prog lover) I might say Dark Side of the Moon. If they ask me about Wish You Were Here, I say its better than DSOTM. Although it doesn't make sense on the surface, it does once you analyze it. History has treated DSOTM amazingly. History has made it the greatest album of all time. WYWH, in reality, is better than DSOTM, but Dark Side is still somewhat considered the greatest album of all time.

Shine On You Crazy Diamond Part One: Epic masterpiece. Trademark Floyd, slowly feeding you genius in the form of music. Could be the greatest song of all time, but it becomes rivaled by other songs on this very album later on.

Welcome to the Machine: Insanely good. Not just good. Insanely good. Can't describe it with words. "Welcome, my son.... welcome... to the machine"

Have a Cigar: Basically the only upbeat song on the album, if you can call it upbeat. It has one of my favorite riffs, and the intro is one of my favorites, don't ask me why. Again, words fail me.

Wish You Were Here: This song transcends music. Simple little song, but a masterpiece beyond all other music. I once saw someone call it overrated, I nearly flipped out. This song is basically as good a song as you can find, ever.

Shine On... Part Two: Continuation of masterpiece in Part One. Bass intro is incredible. Also, the "funeral march" at the end is perfect. Not usually the type of thing I'll like, but somehow Floyd pulls it off perfectly, like they always do.

My words and praise cannot convey one-one hundredth of what this album is really like. For those who don't know, it is dedicated to Syd Barrett, the original founder of the band who went insane from drugs in 1968 and left the band. He "flamed out", just like the cover portrays (which is one of my favorite covers also.) Basically, it is necessary to your existence to own this album. That's basically the bottom line. If you don't, then something is terribly wrong. That's how important this album truly is. If you don't own it, do 2 things. 1) Wonder why you wasted your time reading this review when you could have been buying this album, and 2) Go buy this album. 5/5.

Ram on.

Yanns | 5/5 |


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