Wish You Were HerePink Floyd
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).