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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.89 | 2117 ratings

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3 stars Not the g-spot yet: 6/10

Don't get me wrong, ATOM HEART MOTHER is far from a bad album. But as far as I'm concerned about PINK FLOYD, expecting psychedelia and outwordly synth-driven grooviness, it's too tasteless. The psychedelic parts are weak and particularly immature as the band was musically directionless. As many before me pointed out, that statement is true; they really hadn't much of a clue on how to proceed with their career when they recorded and released ATOM HEART MOTHER. While Atom Heart Mother stands as a memorable orchestral piece with influences of rock music, the other tracks not only have absolutely NOTHING to do with it but are also shadowed by its grandiosity. In terms of size, as it's a twenty-minutes-long song, and in terms of quality, as their songwriting is lackluster, in counterpart to the maturity of the mammoth symphony. Summer '68 is mildly exceptional, as it retains somewhat the quality of the title track. In the end, that was a fair experiment to PINK FLOYD, as it would help them to choose their musical path. But that's ATOM HEART MOTHER's legacy: an album of transitory characteristics that I honestly believe only fans will really dig it. Don't get me wrong, I don't think it is objectively bad, it's just that it's not good enough to be actively recommendable to non-lovers of PF. So forgive me, my beautiful twenty-fours-minutes-long suite, but I can't be really any more merciful than this.

Luqueasaur | 3/5 |


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