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Wish You Were Here

Pink Floyd

1975

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Wish You Were Here
Album Summary

Wish You Were Here is the ninth studio album by the English rock band Pink Floyd, released on 12 September 1975 through Harvest Records and Columbia Records, their first release for the latter. Based on material Pink Floyd composed while performing in Europe, Wish You Were Here was recorded over numerous sessions throughout 1975 at EMI Studios (now Abbey Road Studios) in London. The album's themes include criticism of the music business, alienation, and a tribute to founding member Syd Barrett, who had left seven years earlier due to his deteriorating mental health; Barrett coincidentally visited the band during the album's production. Like their previous record, The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Pink Floyd used studio effects and synthesisers. Guest singers included Roy Harper, who provided the lead vocals on "Have a Cigar", and Venetta Fields, who added backing vocals to "Shine On You Crazy Diamond". To promote the album, the band released the double A-side single "Have a Cigar" / "Welcome to the Machine". On its release, Wish You Were Here received mixed reviews from critics, who found its music uninspiring and inferior to their previous work. It has retrospectively received critical acclaim, hailed as one of the greatest albums of all time, and was cited by keyboardist Richard Wright and guitarist David Gilmour as their favourite Pink Floyd album. It reached number one in the US and UK, and Harvest's parent company, EMI, was unable to keep up with the demand. Since then, the record has sold over 20 million copies.

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Psychedelic Rock

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Tue Jan 12 2021
2

This is the band your uncle puts on at the end of a family BBQ when he wants to get deep about his divorce.

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Sat Jan 29 2022
5

There is literally nothing I can say about this album that hasn't already been said.

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Fri Feb 12 2021
5

I mean, it's a masterpiece. It's just so good I don't even care that there's a saxophone solo in it. Three monster hits (Welcome to the Machine, Have a Cigar, and Wish You Were Here) bookeneded by two 12+ minute pieces of some of the best prog-rock music ever written. No complaints, only positive vibes for this one.

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Fri Jan 15 2021
5

Loved it. Listened to it with a blanket and read a couple chapters of the Hobbit. Pink Floyd is best enjoyed by the album rather than the song.

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Fri Nov 26 2021
5

It was early 2010's. Life was fairly simple. Youtube and Spotify are not yet swarming with ads so this particular young man decided that exploring new music is more worth it than exploring new porn vids. He discovered "Hotel California," as well as "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Stairway to Heaven," "Nothing Else Matters," and the Glee version of "Hey Jude" because the original was geo-blocked. But all of those infamous songs are nothing compared to what he eventually discovered: "Comfortably Numb - Live at Pulse." His mind was blown away. He was never moved by music in that way before. "Definitely better than porn," he thought. So it went on. He slowly got into some album about the moon, then he got absorbed in a 22 minute colossal song, then something about a wall... But no matter how mind-blowing those Pink Floyd treasures that he found, a particular song still stands out: Shine on You Crazy Diamond. And no, he didn't even know some guy named Syd exists. But there he was, amazed beyond words. The slow build-up, the haunting four notes, the melancholic lyrics and theme, and the incredible and emotional latter parts... he was captivated by it all. ... ... ... Years later, the man remembered those moments. He wished he could experience them for the first time again. The thing with Pink Floyd is, while there are other legendary and influential artists, none of them transformed his perception of what music can be in such degree as Pink Floyd did. As of now he heard things about a piper, as well as the moon, a wall, some bell, a cow, a submerged ear, some animals, and even that "ummagumma" thingy. But that burning man shaking hands with someone still remains the best for him. It has the Pink Floyd equivalent of "Yesterday," and two sharp tracks, sandwiched with the best song of all time. A masterpiece. . . Yeah, it's a bit overhyped. But with such experience, it's understandable I guess?

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Tue Nov 02 2021
3

Wibbly wobbly, rhymy wimey. Felt like a 45 minute intro.

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Mon Feb 22 2021
5

If there’s ever a list compiled of albums that should be listened to before you die, I reckon this one should be on there. A great mix of synth & guitar that they kind of ply on think compared to the normal amount of vocals on an album

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Tue Oct 11 2022
5

pink floyd has an ability to make their extremely long songs sound very short. they take you on a beautiful experience, and every second is full of amazing music. they do use their lyrics to make a point or message (which are noble!), but i couldn't care less about what roger waters wrote (okay i do). the actual music is the best part of this album! i can't think of a single aspect that is lacking. as a fan of musicals, i love when musical themes repeat. the iconic diamond melody is beautiful and peppered throughout the album to give it a cohesive sound. there are a lot of little touches that make this album stand out. the barely there sound effects--wind, soft laughter, tv static, and so on--aren't overdone. the variety of instruments and how the instruments were used stands out, too. the timpani instrument in "welcome to the machine" creates the beat, and i swear it feels like a heartbeat pounding away. this album easily stands as one of the most influential, forefront progressive rock albums. it's incredible from start to finish, and it's so easy to lose yourself in the music. really, for being experimental, the album sounds so beautiful. i'm happy to add it to my 5 stars and my regular album rotation.

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Mon Nov 07 2022
1

1/5. There's very little on this record that I can enjoy. All of the songs have the same plodding, druggy tempo with a somniferous vocal delivery to match. Synthesizers are used in a basic way: neither mixed low enough to just add depth to the sound or distinctive enough to make the arrangements richer. Guitars are bluesy and noodle across many of the numbers - even giving some parts a west coast desert vibe that reminds me of The Eagles. The lyrics are pretty crappy which is surprising since your average boomer will call modern hip-hop a trash medium and then defend their position with Pink Floyd... a band who rhymes "school" with "fool" or "guitar", "steak bar" and "Jaguar".

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Fri May 27 2022
5

There is no band quite like Pink Floyd, their ability to craft a piece of music that can resonate emotionally is unmatched. This album, being a tribute to Syd Barrett, could have been something very dark and miserable, but instead you can feel the fondness in his memory, mixed in with their sadness and grief, in the tracks. Shine on you crazy diamond manages to make four simple notes carry such weight. There is obviously a lot happening instrumentally, but those four notes are what I always remember about the song, and how powerful they feel among everything else happening. Two long bookends to the album, but this song (and the whole album really) are something that require really stopping everything and just living in the music, giving it your full attention. It's a masterpiece. Welcome to the Machine, and Have a Cigar are very different tracks, both about the music industry, and each are great in their own way. You can feel the sleaze in Have a Cigar, while Welcome to the Machine focuses on the clinical churn of capitalism. Finally we have the title track, the most well-known out of those on this album, and a personal favorite of mine. It's so satisfying to play the intro on guitar, and there is so much joy and nostalgia in the sound. Easy 5 stars, definitely belongs on this list. This is an album I'll always go back to and enjoy for the rest of my life.

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Tue Dec 07 2021
5

Spacious, hurt, cynical, and haunted by absence. beautifully played. A classic.

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Mon Jun 05 2023
5

Yes, this album is increcibly self-indulgent. Yes, it may attract a particular kind of annoying fan that likes to drone on about how this music is so much better than "the garbage that's made nowadays" (it's not). Yes, Roger Waters is a dick. And yet...

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Tue Jun 29 2021
4

“Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd (1975) Music for thinking—heavy, synthetic, slow, deep, expansive. Languid chord progressions providing space for lament and reflection. This is a concept album in the purest sense: Pink Floyd wishes founding former member Syd Barrett were here, and bemoans the reasons why he isn’t (his mental illness and the dehumanizing realities of the recording industry). These are reasons why, in answer to Rodney King’s famous plaint, “we can’t just get along”. “The Machine” you see, welcomes you, sucks you in, rolls you around on the tongue, chews you up, and spits you out. And the sooner in life we learn this, folks, the better. Pessimism, skepticism, and cynicism are justified justified by their aborted progeny. Contentment is only a commodity for those willing to invest in wisdom. On the negative side, this album lacks the depth of the preceding “Dark Side of the Moon”, and the later “Animals” and “The Wall”. Also, it is too (communally) self referential, and relies too much on the inside backstory, so its feelings translate to the uninformed listener but obscurely. And comparing this to the rest of the Pink Floyd oeuvre reveals a certain unfortunate reliance on a repeated tropes and grooves (Haydn had the same problem. Beethoven definitely did not). But the precision, musicality, superlative studio work, and virtuosity of Waters and (especially) Gilmour make this a very good album. Sagacity is wasted on the young. 4/5

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Fri Oct 21 2022
1

Pink Floyd is by far one of the worst bands of the Psych rock movement. I’m pretty sure if you play this album in public you can get arrested for public indecency because of how much they jerk themselves off in this album

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Thu Jan 14 2021
5

Solid album. Not my favourite Floyd but I totally understand why it's considered one of their best. The Shine on the Crazy Diamond, all parts are unforgettable and a great way to begin and end the album.

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Mon Jul 19 2021
5

Brilliant album. One of my favorite things about Pink Floyd is that they let their songs breathe as it were. Each musical passage is allowed to be savored and developed in its own timing. David Gilmour is one of my favorite guitarists for his ability to craft melodies and solos that are exactly what the song needs. Furthermore, the lyrical makeup is at once specific to Sid Barrett’s mental breakdown, yet universalizing in some of its themes of exploitation, genius, longing, and sadness.

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Fri Feb 18 2022
5

This is one of my all time favorite albums. One of the very few I would consider to be perfect 10/10s. I can't say a single bad word about this. There are no dull moments, no bad songs. It's honestly kind of scary how absolutely amazing this entire album is, and it just gets better the more you read about it. The story behind this is incredible and I can't believe there hasn't been a huge Syd Barrett movie yet. Shine on.

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Wed Mar 09 2022
5

“Shine On You Crazy Diamond” reminds me of two things. The first is in its entirety, for as it is a song broken into two parts and separated, it reminds me of Rush’s “Cygnus” suite. It’s multi-sectional, sprawling, beautiful, mysterious, gripping. The other song it reminds me of is Ray Charles’ “What’d I Say?” It’s all in the build up, teasing you at where he is going to finally, at last, come in and cry, “Hey, Mama, don’t you treat me wrong...” Same goes with “Diamond”. Such a build up, teasing you, tricking you into singing a stanza before Waters croons, “Remember when you were young.” I love the simplicity of “Wish You Were Here,” one of the first songs I, like so many others, learned to play on guitar. Basic yet beautiful.

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Tue Jan 24 2023
5

This is an album about grief. Grief for what once was and has been lost, grief for what currently was and is to be and grief for the future that can't promise anything. What once was is obviously Syd, whose there-but-not-there presence provided an eternal blueprint to be followed and a tragic cautionary tale about what it's like to fall down the well. What currently was and is is mainly Pink Floyd's venomous ire for the machine that they occupy; a seething place in which they would angrily document in ever more epic and colossal ways. The future that couldn't promise anything is the band's overall reliance towards each other, a bond that had mutated and transformed into someone altogether unsustainable in the long run; thus leaving us with what was and will never be again. Wish You Were Here is Pink Floyd's most important album, the likes of which they will never make again. One final collective thrust for the common goal, that is to honor their friend and to damn the industry that chewed him up and spat him out. Grief comes in many forms and this is their way of expressing it. Shine on.

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Mon Feb 06 2023
5

This album is of an undeniable perfection from the beginning to the end. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (1-5) begins the album gently and slowly grows in forcefulness and quality. The effect it has on the listener when the guitar riff starts is so insane. Welcome to the Machine contains one of the most beautiful and powerful synth timbres I know. Have A Cigar is the cool and moody break to all this intensity, letting the listener tap the foot a little bit, without being meaningless or easy. Wish You Were Here might be one of the best song ever written, enough said. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (6-9) is like a slow breath of fresh air to conclude the album feeling the best we could.

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Tue Feb 14 2023
5

One of my all times favorite. A cynical, desperate, sarcastic but longing song writing that never fails to amaze. Might not be Pink Floyd's most ambitious or iconic, but it is, in my opinion, one of their most enticing. Beautiful.

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Fri Feb 17 2023
5

Generally if an album requires a particular mood I don't give it a 5, but this is truly a perfect album. Shine On You Crazy Diamond is just stunningly good. The opening keyboard solo, followed by David Gilmour's tasteful guitar solo, followed by the iconic four notes (B flat, F, G, E - playing the G and E on the open strings. So good). Then some of the best lyrics Roger Waters ever wrote. The whole song is just a wonderful journey. Welcome to the Machine is dark and industrial, again with great lyrics. Have a Cigar is a nice interlude, the only rocking tune on the album (with yet another fantastic Gilmour solo). Then you have Wish You Were Here, another candidate for best song of all time and a must for every guitarist to learn on acoustic guitar. Wish You Were Here swirls back to Shine On You Crazy Diamond and the album ends with an incredibly poignant keyboard solo (as it began) - I always loved the final notes - almost wistful, despite the sad subject (Syd Barrett). Absolute perfection and an easy 5.

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Tue Aug 22 2023
5

This is one of the greatest albums of all time from one of the greatest bands of all time. I could spend hours gushing about Wish You Were Here and I'll TRY to keep this short but godamn do I love this album. Right off the bat Shine on you Crazy Diamond hits you with that bassy synth section accompanied by one of the most hauntingly beautiful solos ever written in the history of music. this shit just puts you in a mood and it never let's up for all 13 and a half minutes. Welcome to the Machine was an anthem for me as I'd ride the city bus to go clock in at a shitty dead end job. Musically this song is absolutely perfect and I wouldn't change a thing. Have a cigar is a hilariously sarcastic song about the music industry. You just have to nod your head to its funky groove. Roy Harpers delivery on lyrics such as "it can be made into a monster, if we all pull together as a team" is lyric that somehow finds a way to almost always be stuck in my head Wish you were here is an ode to Syd Barret their original singer/song writer (as is Shine On... I'm fairly positive) and its probably the "weakest" song on the album. I only say that because one song has to be worse than the others. The line "We're just two lost souls swimming in a fishbowl" has for whatever reason just never worked for me both lyrically and on delivery. yet it still somehow manages to be a masterpiece. The acoustic riff that drives the song is an absolute earworm Then you got the 2nd half of Shine on you Crazy Diamond which caps off what is potentially the greatest prog rock song of all time. While I prefer the first half over the 2nd the guitar work here is still top notch and it ends the album just as strong as it starts. This is one of the few "perfect" albums I've heard in my life. Even though it more than likely won't be the only album I give a 5 star rating to as I continue using this app I hold it in much higher regard than I do pretty much all the others (spoilers warning: I like Animals even more than I like this album).

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Tue Oct 24 2023
5

It was fantastic. Made me go on a pink floyd binge for the next two hours. One of those albums that just feels refreshing every single time its played. Great tribute to Syd Barrett and a incredible journey that the band takes you on through their thought process of leaving their former frontman and friend behind (Syd didn't die btw he just lost his mind from too much acid)

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Thu Jan 18 2024
5

Very glad to see I still have this fresh in the collection despite not playing it for nigh-on 30 years (more?). No need, even the less-famous tracks are hammered to death on US radio, and with good reason - "Welcome to the Machine" and "Have a Cigar" are both fantastic heavy prog workouts that are always welcome. Mix in the unimpeachable title track and the psych wigging flankers and you've got yourself a classic, sir. Inspired a much enjoyed all-day Floyd session here

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Tue Dec 14 2021
2

Sorry, but I thi k this is one of the most over rated albums of all time.

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Mon Apr 04 2022
5

The best groove EVER to be embedded in a piece of vinyl!

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Fri Dec 09 2022
5

I can't say I've ever understood this album cover, but I just love it. This album strikes gold on so many levels, it's more along the "albums you must hear 1001 times before you die" since this is probably the 900th time I've listened to it. A five-song album that just never disappoints. Great transitions between songs, Pink Floyd records are not afraid to allow negative space. Waters' cynical disillusion is biting and relatable, certainly seems wiser than the establishment he's railing against. Love the use of noises and weird keyboard sounds as interstitial and integral parts of the songs. The drums sound great (well, the toms do, the snare is a hair wimpy) and this is Gilmore at his best. Crazy that the band has at least two more from the same era that are all among the best of their class.

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Fri Feb 17 2023
5

It’s been a long time since I listened to this album on headphones. There’s a lot of cool stuff happening here that’s hiding in the mix. I remember first hearing the Gilmour throat clear and sniffle back when I was in high school listening also listening on headphones but today at the end of the album there’s what sounds like an accidental wrong chord as the final part of SOYCD is fading out. It seems like Richard or someone hit the wrong keyboard at 12:21. The note sounds like the opening note of Alabama Song by the doors. It’s also on the left channel. I thought I’d write about my listening experience this time around since there’s nothing about this masterpiece of an album that I could say that hasn’t already been said except for personal observations. 5 stars of course!

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Mon Oct 23 2023
5

5/5. Scary, beautiful, personal, ethereal. This is a perfect album. The instrumentation is the best Pink Floyd has ever sounded and the collaboration was strongest here. The guitar and keyboard/synthesizer really shine (get it?) here. This is one of the rare occurrences that if this album was 10-15 minutes longer, it would be better. Hard to not feel enraptured by the music and lyrics, many different themes but all feel connected and flow so well. This is an album ahead of its time and holds up even today as a new experience for anybody listening to Pink Floyd for the first time. Might be my favorite of theirs, still up in the air.

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Tue Oct 24 2023
5

Awwwww here we go. Been here. 10/10

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Tue Oct 24 2023
5

Yes. What can i say, if 1 song is 50% of the album, and that one song is top tier, the album oughta be top tier. Shine on and wish you were here are fantastic Welcome to the machine and have a cigar are a bit on the lower end, but would be top tier for any other band.

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Wed Oct 25 2023
5

Absolutely amazing. Classic. Emotion throughout every song. Stories are written through the music itself, the lyrics are just another layer to form perfection. Production is out of this world. One of the craziest deliveries from an artist/band of all time. Transports you to another realm of music in your mind. Truly outstanding. One of my personal favorite musical creations ever.

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Wed Oct 25 2023
5

We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year.

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Fri Oct 27 2023
5

Great listen! Best with no distractions, taking in the music. Focusing on all the dynamic sound changes, volume changes, dynamic structure changes of the song. Masterpiece!

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Fri Oct 27 2023
5

Talk about living in the shadow of your predecessor. But it's f****** amazing.

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Mon Jan 15 2024
5

It's a classic album for a reason. Psychedelic rock at its best!

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Mon Jan 15 2024
5

The soundscape takes me to a post-apocalyptic world very similar to Terminator 2. Wish You Were Here brings the human spirit back to life in this destitute world that Pink Floyd creates sonically. The acoustic guitar juxtaposes the wailing electric and synth from the rest of the album. The final track comes to a beautiful end as if to remind us that the sun will rise once again. All bright, sparkly and life bringing.

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Tue Jan 16 2024
5

OK, I get it, it's a masterpiece, but it's also *four songs long*, and one of those songs is split into two to make it a 5 song "long play" album.... Snark aside, its prog rock at its finest as suite of 9 movements encompasses the aforementioned split "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" bookends, then the 3 songs in the middle are just great, title track being the pick of the bunch but don't sleep on "Welcome To The Machine" (an anthem for disaffected youth that resonates way more than "The Wall") and "Have A Cigar". It's truly an album made for listening all the way through as opposed to individual songs. Absolute aside, "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" is a great karaoke song as you get 8:45 in before you even need to sing, and it's pretty anthemic when you do...

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Fri Feb 02 2024
5

This is my favorite Pink Floyd album.

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Sat Feb 03 2024
5

Do I really have to say anything? It's an absolute classic. My favorite Pink Floyd record.

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Wed Feb 07 2024
5

Icon album cover And more icon music. Influential in so many ways , guitar solos are masterpieces. Shine on you crazy diamond is so immersive, it is my favorite album by them. And the reason why I bought vinyl player in first place

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Thu Jul 22 2021
4

Somehow it's both unfairly overlooked (which is inevitable considering it's the follow up to Dark Side Of The Moon) and still a bit overrated. The title track is a classic, and your mileage may vary on the Syd Barrett bookend tributes. Sometimes these can sound like something The Doors would do after losing Jim Morrison. If I can listen again after finding a suitable edible, the overall score will likely jump to a 5. But that's probably the result with every Pink Floyd album. I enjoy this album heaps more than The Wall, edibles be damned. And on some days, I even prefer it to Dark Side Of The Moon. As of this writing, Wish You Were Here is one of the Top 10 best reviewed albums on the list. Seems high.

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Wed Aug 04 2021
4

Sprawling and Epic and in my opinion far superior to the hugely overrated "Dark side..". Written as a tribute to Syd Barrett it holds the attention and is moving throughout. Is it a bit over the top and overly produced with not enough songs? Probably. Am I going to deduct a point due to the prevalence of Prog rock in the non singles? Of course I am. But its a genuine classic none the less. 4/5

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Mon Oct 23 2023
4

Very good. Brought out real emotion, and the instrumentals are incredible. Album cover definitely inspired heros and villains

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Tue Oct 24 2023
4

So that's the secret. Instead of putting filler songs on your album, just make 4 or 5 gems and stretch them out. Then release shorter versions on singles and boom - perfect album.

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Tue Oct 24 2023
4

Going into this I only knew the title track, which I've loved for a while. I'm not crazy about Welcome to the Machine, but I enjoyed everything else (to my surprise tbh). The first chunk of Shine On You Crazy Diamond was stronger than the 2nd part in my opinion.

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Fri Oct 27 2023
4

first album to get 2 listens reminded me of my childhood & good dad

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Fri Oct 27 2023
4

Pretty good. Nothing jaw dropping, but I will listen again at some point.

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Mon Jan 15 2024
4

Good classic rock with some great guitar solos. A bit too lengthy songs in my opinion.

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Tue Jan 16 2024
4

It's Pink Floyd. What's not to like?

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Tue Oct 24 2023
3

This album art looks AI generated. sounds good but I am usually not a fan of long tracks, specifically jam tracks. That being said, it was still a well made album.

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Fri Jan 28 2022
2

God, Pink Floyd are so very boring. I don’t know why they are supposed to be good. I would not want to listen to this stoned! It just sounds like music boring old men would listen to, and drone on about.

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Mon Feb 07 2022
2

I’m sure I fall victim to listening to this album too late, but I really don’t understand the Pink Floyd hype. Vocals aren’t great and the instrumentals aren’t anything overly impressive. I think for the time it was released it was a Revolution, but I can’t say this is an album I’d ever care to listen to again.

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Wed Aug 24 2022
2

Has a very timeless sound that you can't believe came from the 70s, but this one didn't really work for me sadly. Found it a bit boring to be honest. All the long, downtempo instrumental sections were lost on me, despite some interesting harmonic progressions here and there. Perhaps best enjoyed on a psychedelic drug trip, not when you're perfectly lucid. Sorry.

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Mon Oct 31 2022
2

Yeh, more self-indulgent noodling from the kings of pedestrian prog rock. Maybe, if it was 1975, and I was 20, and it was midnight, and I was stoned looking at my lava lamp, this could work for me. But as is it holds little interest or appeal. Some funky moments, some decent poetic lyrics but all very overhyped and I’m left very underwhelmed.

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Mon Jan 02 2023
2

Long album for only having like 5 songs. maybe 1 or 2 good ones

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Thu Jan 18 2024
2

The opening/closing track is necessarily too long, and my pulse cranked up in anticipation of the four-note motif; I hadn't realised I care. The rest is earnest doodling that passes between the ears with barely a tickle, apart from the hint of air raid siren in a keyboard part near the end of Welcome to the Machine that has me thinking about how most of the British artists on this list were parented by a war-traumatised generation. Most fellow Gen-X'ers I know have at least one set of brutally depressed grandparents who scarred one or both of their parents. Poor Boomers, ey? Gilmore's guitar is one of the final evolutionary forms of the white Brit blues movement, flawless and so non-stick I just slide off. The keyboards make me think of Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange, all sleek and alienatingly modish, beamed from somewhere far above - which I like. The title song disappointed me, partly because I realised I conflated the melody with that of the Phil Collins song with all the rain on him, which also made me realise I'm riddled with that ghastly song. The LP cover is trashy pop art. That's all I have. I am certain that Piper and Dark Side are both on this list, and predict that I will be unmoved by the former, and shall fall into a generous nostalgic reverie around the latter.

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Tue Jul 13 2021
1

Really not a fan of Pink Floyd, this did little to change my mind

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Mon Oct 11 2021
1

Heard it, horrid then and horrid now

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Fri Sep 30 2022
1

20 mins in and its just sort of in this space rock groove. Still haven't gotten it yet. half an hour in and i still don't get it and im really starting to not like it. seriously what the hell was that?

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Thu Oct 27 2022
1

post syd pink floyd is trash, i’ve never understood what emotion they were trying to get across, maybe none?

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Sun Nov 20 2022
1

I just don’t get Pink Floyd. Usually if something isn’t for me I can appreciate it without liking it, but I’m afraid this band utterly baffles me.

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Mon Dec 19 2022
1

Won’t listen to this bloated monotony!

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Thu Jan 12 2023
1

Listening to this album made me fall asleep. zzz

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Mon Oct 09 2023
1

Elevated elevator music. Boring. Progressive, yet anti-climatic.

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Mon Sep 14 2020
5

Pink floyd as one of the bests.

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Thu Jan 21 2021
5

1975. Key Songs: Wish You Were Here, Shine On You Crazy Diamond

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Fri Sep 18 2020
5

Fantastic, epic rock album. Equal parts beautiful and bombastic. Fave tracks: Shine On You Crazy Diamond (1 and 2) and Wish You Were Here.

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Tue Jul 20 2021
5

I have a hard time picking a favorite Pink Floyd album. In my mind, they can almost do no wrong. If you put a gun to my head, I'll probably say this one. Or maybe it's The Wall. Or maybe Animals (I'm aware this is an unpopular opinion). No, it's probably this one. Best track: Wish You Were Here

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Wed Apr 14 2021
5

Great rock jams, and best ballad ever.

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Mon Dec 21 2020
5

лучше темной стороны луны

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Tue May 04 2021
5

I don't think it's as high level conceptually as The Wall or even Dark Side, but as an enjoyable collection of tracks it's hard to beat this in Pink Floyd's discography.

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Thu Jun 17 2021
5

Great album, always have time for Pink Floyd.

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Fri Feb 26 2021
5

This one is a masterpiece. I've listened to it a ton, every song is great. Best enjoyed by listening to the whole album

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Fri Jan 22 2021
5

IMO best pink floyd album. Sue me.

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Tue Mar 02 2021
5

I wish I could give this album an 11. Of all the Floyd albums (Including Dark Side), this is still my favorite.

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Tue Mar 23 2021
5

It's Pink Floyd, no explanation needed.

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Tue Jun 15 2021
5

Wish You Were Here quizá no fue un disco que cambiara el destino de la música (como lo fueron otros discos de Pink Floyd u otros discos de la lista) sino que es el disco que lleva a la cima las ideas de la banda y lo que pueden hacer en música y en letras. En particular, años de escuchar 'Shine On I-V' y aún me encanta cada detalle que oigo. Amo las subidas, bajadas, cambios de instrumentación, todo. Algo así con 'Wish You Were Here'. Pese a ser una canción que he oído miles de veces y que podría ya estar quemada en mi cabeza, cada vez que empieza la disfruto y aprecio.

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Tue Jun 15 2021
5

Difícil dar una reseña de un disco que he escuchado decenas de veces, en éste mes por lo menos lo escuché unas 6 e inclusive esperé a que llegaran mis audífonos nuevos sólo para estrenarlos con este disco. La primer vez que escuché el disco completo fue por curiosidad ya que un viejo amor me dedicó y me cantaba wish you were here allá por el 99 o 2000 y quedé marcado de por vida tanto por la canción como por la banda ya que de ahí partió una búsqueda del sentimiento que he de confesar aún tengo hacia ésta persona. Cada canción tiene su sentimiento por qué más que sentido o ritmo o compás para mí cada canción de Pink Floyd es un sentimiento. El disco es un viaje de sentimientos tan profundos hacia diferentes direcciones. Tal vez la canción fue escrita para Syd pero bien ya ha sido tomada para hacerle saber a alguien que se le extraña. Hay una versión de Mandowar con mandolina que le da una vuelta más al coro que es como creo yo que debería ser por qué es muy corta la versión original y siempre quieres más wish you y más Pink Floyd https://open.spotify.com/track/3uTNBjOrKWhBfEL1Ii8kay?si=pF0lCkkpT8WyeOt3P_yMCw&dl_branch=1 también hay una versión alterna con Stephane Grapelli https://youtu.be/8sAF-7F4m2E Simplemente es Pink Floyd y punto

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Tue Jun 15 2021
5

Dar una reseña de este disco va a ser complicado. ¿Qué podría decir que no se haya dicho ya en otras reseñas? Me gustan mucho los arreglos y el uso de sintetizadores, especialmente en “Shine on”. Me recuerda a la música de Naranja Mecánica; un uso vanguardista de los efectos y la tecnología disponible en la época. Es una delicia escuchar este disco, pero confieso que me gusta más Dark Side of the Moon.

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Tue Feb 09 2021
5

One of my favourite albums by one of my favourite bands. Enough said there really.

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