Syd Barrett The Madcap Laughs
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huskerdoo
March 22nd 2018


401 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

[quote]I think this is the typical example of a hit-or-miss album for a music listener. There are the ones saying genius and the ones saying a document of the mental breakdown of an acclaimed genius.







I can see it, because it is dark and depressing but what most miss is that Barrett didn't loose it on here but moreover he did nail his sad charackter down in a way that is as sincere as the songwriting of Daniel Johnston and as deep in the psychedelic sense as nothing that was written before! I am in love with every song on here! After a while one gets the feeling of Barrett being an absolute original. Seriously, out of every guitar downswing i could hear how Barrett swings the guitar. There is no one else, that does it like him. He paints chords and melodies. He is taking it from the angle of a true artist. The way the music is arranged it all makes sense and there is no tone that doesn't follow the message or the expression the song is all about. There is not one tone that feels wrong but all at the right place. [quote/]



jesus

SandwichBubble
March 22nd 2018


11990 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Now we wait 4 years for his reply

foxblood
March 22nd 2018


10465 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

it's a 5

SandwichBubble
March 22nd 2018


11990 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

really truly

huskerdoo
March 25th 2018


401 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

nice 5 streak we got here

ImSupercute
May 13th 2018


6 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This is a gem, like Skip Spence only album, you can clearly see their minds and their genuine love for Art ; in this case MUSIC

TheLongShot
May 24th 2018


865 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

lol how does this reviewer think this album is a 2.5, even with the off-key ramblings of "If It's in You" it's still fucking good through and through

rabidfish
May 24th 2018


6020 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

this an albm you listen to with your heart and your soul, not your ears.

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Littlegoldfish
November 22nd 2018


1 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I came to the conclusion that most of Syd Barrett's songs were poetry and art instillations rather than something that was meant to be a well constructed music piece... Obviously. I thoroughly recommend this album but I'm biased because it kind of saved my life... Not that it's THAT good, but for some unknown reason it struck something within me. Although octopus slightly triggers acid ptsd.

GhandhiLion
April 10th 2019


9257 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I always forget this is pre soft machine 2nd.

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beefshoes
May 2nd 2019


7679 Comments


An absolute classic.

GhandhiLion
August 9th 2019


9257 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

There is a documentary on Syd directed by Storm Thorgerson before he died. It has never been released but this trailer/preview exists.



http://sydbarrettpinkfloydesp.blogspot.com/2017/04/video-trailer-de-wouldnt-you-miss-me-el.html?platform=hootsuite

rabidfish
September 12th 2019


6020 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

who tf wrote this review? what a twat.

Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
May 22nd 2020


20308 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

What a strange album

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