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Atom Heart Mother (album) by Pink Floyd

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Atom Heart Mother
Atom Heart Mother by Pink Floyd (1970)
Overall rank: 484th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 966 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top albums of 1970 (21st)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (121st)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (484th)

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Pink Floyd bestography

Atom Heart Mother is ranked 7th best out of 31 albums by Pink Floyd on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Pink Floyd is The Dark Side Of The Moon which is ranked number 2 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 176,373.

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 966 votes)
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Rating:  
75/100
Best track: "Atom Heart Mother"
Weakest track: "Fat Old Sun"
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90/100
From boppare
I never realized that Pink Floyd apparently had quite a bit of influence on Twee Pop, including Belle & Sebastian (one of my favorite bands). Atom Heart Mother is case in point. Summer of 68, with it's chipper, whispered cadence and baroque horns, sounds like it could have been on any B&S album. It's uncanny. The other 2 tracks are not far behind. The opening and closing tracks are epic, glorious psychedelia, but let's just say not everyone's cup of English Breakfast ;)
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95/100
Straight up incredible. I've just realized that I left the comment for the album in the wrong place, so just gonna copy it over here:
What a glorious album. It's discordant yet melodious, featuring distant melodies being overpowered by discordant overlayed progressions. It's reflective and otherworldly all at the same time. The dreamy, floaty chords, Gilmour's glassy solos and choral melodies and orchestral layers just make it so sophisticated and yet so simple. It's like directly getting a slice out of someone's mind. I just love it so.
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55/100
From Brad1770
Title track "Atom Heart Mother" (so named after a newspaper headline in relation to a woman with a nuclear heart) coming in at 23 minutes and the entire of side 1 is pretty good even if the middle section sounds like the soundtrack to a Porno Movie

Side 2 is highlighted by "Summer 68" about a groupie encounter followed by Waters nice ballad "If" . Sadly "Fat Old Sun " and "Psychedelic Breakfast" are both terrible with the latter literally a geezer cooking breakfast muttering garbage to himself

I followed the lead of a previous poster who recommended checking out a live version of "Atom Heart Mother" (I went for Live in Montreux 1970) & even though it didn't have the recorded version Choir and brass I really enjoyed it , its almost a completely different song and is very powerful and 100% awesome. I would strongly recommend it !

55/100 (let down badly by the 2 terrible tracks )
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Not sure why other progressive rock is so low, although I'll give you Pink Floyd was the most unique and therefore best rock I've heard so far... They were their own band...
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85/100
Not sure why this album's rated so low. This was fantastic!
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Edited score compared to other of my albums
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75/100
One of the best album covers of all time. And I love Summer '68.
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