The Piper at the Gates of Dawn

Pink Floyd - The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1967 Ratings: #20 / 57
User Score
Based on 637 ratings
1967 Ratings: #30
Liked by 12 people
August 5, 1967 / Release Date
LP / Format
EMI Columbia / Tower / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
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.

eliiiiiiii
100
I've came to the conclusion that this is not only a masterpiece in Pink Floyd's catalogue, but it's also a masterwork of music in general. Inventive, strongly influential, game-changing and mind-expanding; every single time I come back to this project, I can't help to feel fascinated and deeply immersed in it's craziness.
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn is the purest expression of the immense creativity and genius of Syd Barrett, which leaded into one of the most unique and weirdly introspective ... read more
StellaTheDiver
92
It's got a basket, a bell that rings and
Things to make it sound good
RakkSmells
86
For Pink Floyd's debut album, on first impressions I wasn't expecting an awful lot from it as it didn't look like their usual prog rock sound but I really didn't expect an album this strange and ambitious! "The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn" starts with a psychedelic pop sound that's kind of reminiscent of something the Beatles would make, but in the middle it just completely switches up on you with 3 tracks of improvisational rock. One of them's not that great and the other two are ... 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.
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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