The Piper at the Gates of Dawn

Pink Floyd - The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
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Based on 311 ratings
1967 Ratings: #12
August 5, 1967 / Release Date
LP / Format
EMI Columbia / Tower / Label
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AllMusic

The Piper at the Gates of Dawn successfully captures both sides of psychedelic experimentation -- the pleasures of expanding one's mind and perception, and an underlying threat of mental disorder and even lunacy; this duality makes Piper all the more compelling in light of Barrett's subsequent breakdown, and ranks it as one of the best psychedelic albums of all time.

StellaTheDiver
92
It's got a basket, a bell that rings and
Things to make it sound good
Tacorillaz
76
While this album had very ambitious ideas, that were really impressive for Pink Floyd who were just an underground psychedelic band at the time, I don't think it's one of their best.

It's pretty hard to get into, especially if you're unfamiliar with psychedelic music. Every track really grew on me overtime though, but there are still quite a few boring moments on here. The album doesn't really have a main focus either, which brings the whole experience somewhat down.

But that may only be so ... read more
morningsbell
79
Has high potential to grow on me. Sonically it's the most interesting PF album I've heard so far though.
ZachLlor
88
Its about the music, man. *sniffs cocaine*
zachthesnack
96
HE STOOD IN A FIELD WHERE BARLEY GROWSSSSSSS
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Track List

  1. Astronomy Domine
  2. Lucifer Sam
  3. Matilda Mother
  4. Flaming
  5. Pow R. Toc H.
  6. Take Up Thy Stethoscope and Walk
  7. Interstellar Overdrive
  8. The Gnome
  9. Chapter 24
  10. The Scarecrow
  11. Bike  
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