Atom Heart Mother (studio album) by Pink Floyd

Atom Heart Mother by Pink Floyd
Year: 1970
Overall rank: 561st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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78/100 (from 1,201 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1970 (20th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (134th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (561st)

Pink Floyd bestography

Atom Heart Mother is ranked 8th best out of 36 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 83,391.

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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.0/100, a mean average of 77.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.9.

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70/100
From 06/29/2022 22:24
This album is the beginning of the new era for Pink Floyd, changes their sound a little bit for the 70s one especially on songs like If and Fat Old Sun. Suite has better and worse moments, it could been shorter, next 3 tracks are great and the last one is weird in a bad way.
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From 06/20/2022 08:47
This is a very elongated and drawn out record by Pink Floyd where the strongest moments are found in the middle three songs. The opening and closing track are a prime example of the group being overly focused on trying to be too experimental and in the process they lose the song altogether along the way. There are some great guitar moments on the opening track that do make it decent but the last song is just pointless in my opinion. Both of these tracks make the record far longer than it needs to be and are just a waste when they clearly demonstrate they can still make top quality music. This is evidenced in the three other songs which I think are fantastic and if they made a whole record of that it would be very strong. They are short and sweet and have some brilliant instrumental moments on them. They are the only reason I come back to the record. Overall, this isn't a bad Pink Floyd album but there is room to be improved and it isn't as good as their other work.
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95/100
From 01/23/2022 21:10
I'd like to say my favourite PF album if was not for Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast... unfortunately the lowest point of the band. The suite is something unbelievable.
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85/100
From 01/20/2022 21:41
The forgotten and ignored Floyd. This deserves much more accolades than it gets. There's a couple of places where they go off on experimental noise segments that let it down a fraction but overall it rightly holds it's place in the magnificent Floyd canon. Deserves to be placed higher than some of their albums ranked above it.
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60/100
From 01/08/2022 13:49
Love Floyd - took a long while to get this album though. I enjoy it but it isn't he Floyd I love.
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85/100
From 01/05/2022 16:38
Aunque muchos reniegan de él, este me parece el mejor disco de Pink Floyd hasta que llegaron Dark Side y Wish You Were Here.
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85/100
From 12/02/2021 21:46
85, sí, exactamente 85

Pues desde ya les digo que no soy muy fan de las canciones que se alargan demasiado, tal es mi caso con Echoes en Meddle, acerca de ese disco ya escribiré mis pensamientos en un cercano futuro. Quizás para el fin de semana. Dicho esto, y espero me puedan comprender si es que ese comentario sobre Echoes les ha generado antipatía, Atom Heart Mother EXPLOTA completamente.

La primera canción es simplemente de lo mejor que yo haya escuchado de Pink Floyd. Sí, se prolonga casi hasta los 24 minutos, pero es que la canción crece y se acomoda e incorpora nuevos tonos, y resurge y vuelve a crecer y así sucesivamente y cada vez que explota lo hace de una manera más original que la vez anterior y es que nunca me ha terminado de impactar. Esa canción que compone el lado A ha sido por mucho mi canción favorita del album. Y como ya he mencionado en un comentario en la misma canción, Stanley Kubrick la quiso utilizar para La naranja Mecánica, y probablemente Pink Floyd no lo autorizó porque Kubrick iba a usar unos pocos fragmentos, y cómo no, si la canción dura 23 minutos, pero sí, es un viaje muy agradable con órganos y guitarras y lo mucho que me ha sorprendido es indescriptible considerando mi prejuicio hacia una canción tan larga.

Después, le sigue el lado B, que tiene algunas otras canciones también para remarcar, como "Summer 68", "If", y "Fat Old Sun", (bueno, ya me he nombrado casi todo el disco), y pese a que no llegan al nivel de la primera canción, son muy agradables, en especial Summer 68. La cuestión con "If" es que es un poco melancólica y no sé si le caiga bien después de la vorágine de sensaciones eufóricas que es la canción homónima, pero es una forma en la que Atom Heart Mother demuestra su multiplicidad de estilos y tonos, y le quedan muy bien.

Mi único descontento en general sería la última canción, que más que una canción es un simple experimento muy común de las bandas de rock de esas épocas, véase Revolution 9 de los Beatles un par de años antes, pero que, por más que sean simples experimentos, en mi opinión, y al calificar albums por el puntaje promedio de la suma de las canciones le termina perjudicando en la nota final. Por eso este disco, que repito: me ha agradado muchísimo, termina con la nota de 85 y me quedo con el sentimiento de que tal vez merezca unas décimas más. Aún así se va a mi top 50.

Quizás el disco no sea para todos, en especial si les sucede que las canciones largas no son su estilo, pero créanme cuando les digo que tampoco son lo mío, y la 1era me ha resultado fantástica. Es un disco al que me veo escuchando de nuevo la próxima semana y porqué no este fin de semana.
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80/100
From 11/10/2021 12:33
My Xmas gift album of 1972.
It did not grab me as a whole
Highlight: Gilmour's guitar sole in Atom Heart Mother Suite.
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30/100
From 07/12/2021 07:44
Not a goto Floyd album for me but there's some great moments, particularly the title track and Summer '68.
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90/100
From 01/12/2021 15:30
"Psychedelic breakfast" drags on for too long, but the rest is very good
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Best Albums of 1970
1. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
2. After The Gold Rush by Neil Young
3. All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
4. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
5. John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon
6. Bitches Brew by Miles Davis
7. Led Zeppelin III by Led Zeppelin
8. Moondance by Van Morrison
9. Cosmo's Factory by Creedence Clearwater Revival
10. Fun House by The Stooges
11. Let It Be by The Beatles
12. Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek & The Dominos
13. Loaded by The Velvet Underground
14. Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath
15. Déjà Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
16. American Beauty by Grateful Dead
17. Deep Purple In Rock by Deep Purple
18. Abraxas by Santana
19. Tea For The Tillerman by Cat Stevens
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