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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.60 | 4169 ratings

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2 stars The female vocals are the highlights, really...

Special sound effects and atmospherics were their forte, not the composition ability nor the soloing. Each member provided a minimalistic yet effective effort, whilst they never did merit all the high praising nor the top 10 categorization this album gets among other progressive monsters.

The album stars with special effects (what did I tell you) and thus begins, taking you to a tour through the entire album in just 45 seconds. Then a song begins. "Breathe" is the typical Pink Floyd song, in the vein of Graham Nash. On the run is an interlude of yet pure special effects. "Time" is highly overrated, but not so horrible; it begins with sordid clocks and bells and the chorus is the best part of it, with female vocal harmonies in the background and interesting melody. "The Great Gig in the Sky" is another overrated song, with rather simplistic piano chords which are supposed to be Rick Wright's spotlit moment; without Clare Torry's wailing the song would have a good place in the trashbins; it's just an average piano chord exercise. "Money" is the break from the constant 4/4 meter that's abundant and crosses it with 3/4; the sum is a 7/4 song, but apart from that, this is another banal blues rock song with special cash register effects. "Us and Then" is a simplistic ballad, very andante, and a bit overlong; followed by "Any Colour You Like" which is yet another reprisal of the "Breathe" theme to bring the idea of a concept album. "Brain Damage" is the epitaph of what would be "The Wall" with Waters and his psyco-obsessed imagery, as usual. "Eclipse" is nothing more than a childish poem dubbed on an anthemic yet non-memorable instrumental track; but any other closer would be uneven, so the best way to end it is with another simplistic track.

To put this album in the Top 10 is a joke, apart from the commercial success this one generated. 2.5 stars really, because it's probably the most creative thing that Pink Floyd could had done.

Chus | 2/5 |


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