11 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Even though Pink Floyd's debut album followed Sgt. Pepper's by a couple of months, nothing could have prepared the world for the magical blend of genius and LSD-induced madness that drove Floyd frontman Syd Barrett's dazzling psychedelic vision. Barrett's cubist guitar riffs collide magnificently with Rick Wright's hypnotic, snake-charmer organ lines amid a dizzying merry-go-round of sound effects. All the while, Syd's equally abstract lyrical approach freely mixes fairytale imagery with cosmic explorations—the ideal soundtrack for journeys through both outer and inner space.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Even though Pink Floyd's debut album followed Sgt. Pepper's by a couple of months, nothing could have prepared the world for the magical blend of genius and LSD-induced madness that drove Floyd frontman Syd Barrett's dazzling psychedelic vision. Barrett's cubist guitar riffs collide magnificently with Rick Wright's hypnotic, snake-charmer organ lines amid a dizzying merry-go-round of sound effects. All the while, Syd's equally abstract lyrical approach freely mixes fairytale imagery with cosmic explorations—the ideal soundtrack for journeys through both outer and inner space.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

A Pair of Levi Jeans ,

It's great

I only have it on vinyl but I love it so much that I came here to tell you to buy it

Joannahhh ,

One of the best albums EVER

If you like Pink Floyd, The Beatles later work, and/or The Beach Boys Pet Sounds (actually if you like good music of any kind) this album is a must have. It's fantastically brilliant and even though I love all of Pink Floyd's albums, this is by far, my favorite.

stan_1978 ,

For Syd

To not give this 5 stars would be a slide against Syd Barrett, their initial lead singer. Although, their later works were stronger, this one is all Syd. It's a little more druggy and out there than anything that was released from that era. So it may be a hard listen at first. This is mostly an album for the fans and the curiosity seekers. But, even then I say Syd was a genius who was way ahead of his time. RIP Syd.

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