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UMMAGUMMA

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.48 | 1656 ratings

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komun
4 stars Ummagumma: Pink Floyd's beginnings and experimentation. Almost essential.

It is very difficult to listen to the Studio Album because, except "Grantchester Meadows" and "The Narrow Way", all other songs are quite experimental, in the wave of Pink Floyd in that moment. The year 1969 was from great creativity in the Progressive Rock. In spite of this difficulty, I think that it highlights the great experiment, quite well made, by the way, of "Several Species...".

But if the Studio Album can be boring and heavy for any (I do not include myself), the Live Album is simply brilliant and indispensable for all Pink Floyd fan. The four songs ("Astronomy Domine", "Careful with that axe, Eugene", "Set the controls..." and "A saucerful of secrets") are one of the greatest works of Pink Floyd. All the versions of this Live Album overcome the original versions of the songs.

In conclusion, a hard-to-listen work but also an excellent addition to any prog and non-prog music collection.

komun | 4/5 |

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