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Obscured By Clouds (album) by Pink Floyd 

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Obscured By Clouds
Obscured By Clouds by Pink Floyd (1972)
Overall rank: 1,434th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 493 votes)
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Accolades: Top albums of 1972 (30th)
Top albums of the 1970s (314th)
Best albums of all time (1,434th)

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Pink Floyd bestography

Obscured By Clouds is ranked 12th 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 169,901.

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Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 493 votes)
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From ExTeaSea 08/12/2018 14:28
In the amount of time they made this album they did a bang up job because it is fantastic. It's my second favorite these days under Animals. This album grew on me more than any other album I own.
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From PeterSmith 07/15/2018 15:37
Another good Floyd album and although I've had it a while only really gave it a listen recently. Free Four is superb
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80/100
From Junomoogmello 06/07/2018 13:54
I've had this on tape for years and only really ever listened to it in the car, well I can't do that anymore! I recently picked up a brand new vinyl re-issue and have 'properly' listened to this album. I love the opener and the closer and don't dislike what's in between either. When Syd left, Pink Floyd tried different approaches and styles, this is less experimental than Echoes with shorter tracks which paves the way for Dark Side of The Moon.
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90/100
From glynspsa 03/18/2018 10:41
The last floyd album from my favorite period of the group. the post Barrett pre DSOTM era (I know I am in the minority on this). I just love the adventurous, creative, challenging, psychedelic pieces they were putting out in this era. The instrumentals are fantastic and Childhood's End is one of their most underrated songs.
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60/100
From PinkMind 03/18/2018 10:32
It surely has its highlights. Childhood's Ende and The Gold, it's in the... are very good floyd songs. But the overall feeling of this album is Just weak. The vocals sound weird. Nö pleasant crying guitars. No dimensional sounds that make you float from your chair. It is truly not a really good Pink Floyd Album.
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90/100
From SamNassiri98 03/06/2018 11:57
Absolutely underrated! If you don't hold it against their other classics and lower your expectations this album deserves more recognition. Childhood's End is top 5 Pink Floyd songs for me!
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From JohnCanning1976 03/02/2018 12:34
Criminally underrated in my humble opinion. There is some fantastic music on this album.
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75/100
From Cargusbralem 02/17/2018 19:35
Obscured by Meddle and DSOTM is more like it. Not a bad album at all. I guess it's a low risk/low payoff type of album, which is not common among the band's stellar 70s repertoire. It still feels very Floydish and I recommend it to any fans out there who have overlooked this little gem of a record.
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85/100
From FloydMJ 02/09/2017 22:59
Can't help but love this album. Bang in the middle of two of their very best, it holds its own by being so different!
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From Yipyapper 11/08/2016 23:45
Very underrated album—there's only one track that can be considered a great standout track, but for the most part the songs are good and very pleasant for Floyd fans. Relaxed, sometimes showcasing some neat instrumental pieces, and certainly not as stressful as some of Floyd's other works.

Key Cuts: Wot's... Uh the Deal, Free Four, Childhood's End
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