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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.61 | 4766 ratings

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5 stars An essential album to ANY music collection.

For almost all my life I have heard how incredible this album was. Most people, from those who are musically articulate to those who are into the most god-awful mainstream music, love this quite artistic album. I had heard little bits and pieces of it, but only in the past few months have I took the time to fully absorb it and analyze it, and it is certainly a masterpiece, flesh to bone, note to note, song to song. From my understanding, the album is sort of a commentary on English society and its varying types of people and mentalities. It is both accessible on the surface and full of underlying genius in its structures, chord progressions, bass lines, etc. It is astounding how so much can be found in such a gradual album, and how much variation in sound there is, all of the songs have so much individual quality and work so well as there own entities, yet come together in an incredible unifying theme so perfectly. It is also one of the few albums that I can say I thoroughly enjoy the vocals. A perfect piece of art, and to any nay-sayers regarding the album's progressiveness, this album is nothing but prog, or at least in a compositional sense, not so much in the obvious sense with odd time signatures and showy musicianship. Progressive in my perception is music that strives for artistic achievement and quality in an intellectual sense, and that definition incorporates both sides of the spectrum, and captures the mentality of prog quite nicely, I think. With that in mind, this is completely progressive. As well, in a perfect music world for me, every album is a concept album, and this is THE concept album to have, and if you don't have it yet, you're really missing out.

Draith | 5/5 |


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