Wish You Were Here review by Pink Floyd

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  • Released: Sep 12, 1975
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 9
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.7 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.3 (136 votes)
Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here

Sound — 10
This was the first ever Floyd album I listened to, and has to be the album I'd take to a deserted album. It just oozes that Pink Floyd aura I know and love. The music, I would define, as Psychedelic: the synthesiser effects is Shine On You Crazy Diamond and Welcome To The Machine add to the over all marvel of this album.

Lyrics — 9
The lyrics, like a lot of Floyd's post-Barret albums, are about Syd, the original frontman of Pink Floyd. Remember when you were young? You Shone like the sun? Shine On You Crazy Diamond. Syd Barret; the Crazy Diamond. This gets fairly repetative in your CD collection, the refrences to Syd, so although the lyrics are inspiring to say the least.

Overall Impression — 10
My favurite song from the album is Wish You Were Here. It is the first song I got guitar tabs for and is still my favurite song to play. I realy love the way that when I listen, I just immediatly switch off, relaxe. I love to listen to Floyd when doing essays or papers and this just gives me the insiration to do this.

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    Yeah beautifal and amazing. All of these songs changed my life. My favorite song has to be Welcome to the Machine, I love this song its just so weird and cool and i love the synthesizer solos, i mean that feeling when u hear this song its like aww man thats just soo good. This is my favorite Pink Floyd album.
    justinp93 wrote: if this album were a girl, id ask her out.
    I'm afraid I'd already have married it. Bloody brilliant album, one of my all-time favourites, and thats saying something.