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2.0 out of 5 stars If you don't know this album, listen first -then decide, 29 Nov. 2007
This review is from: Wish You Were Here (Audio CD)
This is the first album I ever bought without hearing any of the content. After Meddle and Dark Side of the Moon I thought Pink Floyd could do no wrong. How wrong I was! This whole album sounds like barely rehearsed ideas that never really get to a finished state. Lyrically it is puerile. Yes,I know the cliched phrases in Have a Cigar are meant to parody the monster that is the music industry but the lyrical content does not improve in other songs.

'Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail'

'He always ate in the Steak bar.He loved to drive his Jaguar'

Two out of ten and see me after school !

Shine On You Crazy Diamond is OK but as one of the more critical reviewers has noted it takes a long time to get going. However, it all goes downhill after this. The music is dull and uninteresting and if there are any ideas they are leaden and overstated. I suspect if anyone bothers to read this review it will be marked as unhelpful because I have dared to criticise the mighty Floyd. But to those who rave about this album through the rosy lenses of nostalgia I say 'Come on,where is your critical faculty ?' Pink Floyd were great, but not everything they did was.
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Initial post: 30 May 2008 20:24:49 BDT
Pink Floyd is not all nostagia. I came to this album for the first time only about 10 years ago and I would still rate it as one of my all time favourites - and I have well over 1000 CDs. If you don't like it, fair enough, but don't assume everyone else is just plain wrong.

Posted on 23 Jul 2008 13:42:32 BDT
F Jameson says:
Better just stick to listening to 'take shat'. This album defines who Pink Floyd are just as much as 'Dark Side of the Moon'. Feeling pain and having the intellectual and musical ability to express it in a way that others can also feel your pain. This has absolutely nothing to do with nostalgia and everything to do with listening, here and now to one of the best bands this country has ever produced, doing what they do better than pretty much anybody and everybody.

Posted on 15 Jan 2009 11:35:53 GMT
OK Mr M.A.Reilly, pick up a guitar and show what you can do...better than "Wish you were here" by Mr Gilmour/Waters/Wright/Mason? 100% not:-))

Posted on 25 Feb 2009 20:37:28 GMT
J. Sinclair says:
only an inept reviewer writes about the lyrics more than the music.that`s because it is easier.please dont review again.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Mar 2010 20:42:23 GMT
Auraomega says:
What? Maybe I'm a freak but if the lyrics suck then even the best 'music' in the world is doomed to me and many other people. Just because you don't listen to lyrics doesn't mean no one else does. Please don't write a comment again.

(Just to note I haven't got the album yet, but I just thought this comment was pretty dumb...)

Posted on 11 Oct 2011 13:44:13 BDT
"Pink Floyd were great, but not everything they did was."

But this is.
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