also by Pink Floyd:
A largely unknown and under-rated album which was compiled from stuff they did for an even lesser-known dodgy film. It's much more satisfying than their earlier soundtrack album "More". Here they intersperse some tight and compact rock instrumentals with some laid-back songs. The songs mostly have decent tunes, that lazy just-behind-the-beat Floyd feel and breathy vocals. The prettiest of them is "Wot's... Uh the Deal", a lightweight but perfectly-formed piece of acoustic pop. Also of note is "Free Four", which is Roger Waters through and through, scathingly cynical lyrics sung nasally to an ironically cheerful-sounding strum-along. This set finishes imaginatively, as "Absolutely Curtains" seamlessly merges some brooding psychedelic noises into an African chant.
Not just for dedicated fans, even casual listeners of Pink Floyd should find a lot to enjoy here.
April 18, 2004