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A SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.68 | 2022 ratings

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taylanbil
5 stars In my opinion, this album has to be evaluated under some conditions, like the conditions it's accomplished in. First of all, it's a psychedelic rock album and it's a very succesful one in its genre; there are not many songs in "set the controls ... sun" 's or "saucerful of secrets" 's calibre and the other songs are definitely not short of fulfilling the expectations of psychedelia. It may be true that the album lacks a concept; or let me rephrase it as maybe there should be more common points between the songs, but to me it kind of represents syd's disintegration period and therefore the absence of such a concept makes sense. Especially the last one on the album, "Jugband Blues" is a true stunner if you know about what Pink Floyd went through. To me, "A Saucerful Of Secrets" is a very influential album on Pink Floyd's forthcoming music, first because it marks the beginning of a transition period and second one can easily see that "Wish You Were Here", as a whole, is an answer to "Jugband Blues". Not only those, but it also contains two of their best works ever, set the controls and saucerful, also played frequently in Floyd's live performances. To sum up, it is a true masterpiece, both musically and historically, a must have for any psychedelic rock fan, especially for any Floydian.
taylanbil | 5/5 |

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