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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.60 | 4194 ratings

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5 stars I feel incredibly humbled to be reviewing one of the most iconic albums of all time. As I write this, a poster of the unforgettable prism artwork hangs over me. It's presence is threatening, as if writing a bad review of this album will make it somehow angry! However, I definitely do not intend to upset the prism, because this album is essential listening for everybody, not just prog fans. Hear The Dark Side of The Moon and learn the meaning of true musical beauty!

The two sides of the album are continuous peices of music. There are moments of effortless beauty and power on both sides. The songs themselves are quite simple in structure, and most of the music is quite easy to play, but there is still some very proggy elements to this music. Take Money, which is surely the best known song to use 7/4 time signature. The instrumental takes up most of the second half of the song, and has a fantastic guitar solo la David Gilmour. This is probably the proggiest the album gets, but do not despair, as there is plenty of proggy goodness to be enjoyed in this magnificent album.

My other choice pick off this album is also The Great Gig in the Sky. The track is effortlessly beautiful and immensely powerful. The singer Clare Torry performs the most impressive wail I have ever heard in a recording!

I won't say too much more as there is enough praise of this album as it is. I truly believe everybody in the world should hear this album at least once, and if you're a prog fan, then you have no excuse not to have this fantastic record in your library. I have now satisfied the prism.

baz91 | 5/5 |


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