A Saucerful Of Secrets (studio album) by Pink Floyd

A Saucerful Of Secrets
A Saucerful Of Secrets by Pink Floyd
Year: 1968
Overall rank: 624th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 924 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1968 (12th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1960s (71st)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (624th)

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A Saucerful Of Secrets is ranked 9th best out of 33 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 98,086.

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77/100 (from 924 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 5% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.0/100, a mean average of 76.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.1.

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From 06/09/2020 11:50
As far as I'm concerned, this is one of the greatest albums ever created, and Floyd's best. It blows my mind that Humans made this album. Like, it's just so alien sounding lol. It's bewildering.
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From 05/06/2020 07:02
A great psychedelic album and worth owning for the first three tracks alone. Futuristic and experimental for it's time and it still sounds out as a true classic today. The only track I don't like is Corporal Clegg.
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From 04/15/2020 09:31
Fav. Let there be more light
Least fav. À sauceŕfull of secrets
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75/100
From 03/09/2019 12:34
Favourite track: "Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun"
Least-liked track: "A Saucerful Of Secrets"
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From 02/28/2019 14:26
Not as strong as some other Pink Floyd pre-Dark Side efforts, but Syd Barrett's contribution, "Jugband Blues" is incredible. It's almost had more influence on 21st century Neo-Psychedelia and indie pop than the Beatles.
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From 02/20/2019 22:58
This, apparently, is Floyd chronicler Nick Mason's favourite of their albums. It's easy to see why. It hangs together in a way that their previous outing just failed to do. The psychedelia is tempered ever so slightly, and comes off as being a more complete item than on Piper. Even the meandering and lengthy title track (which can take some getting used to), stands above the likes of Interstellar Overdrive. Of course, it's all too easy to fall into the trap of judging Saucerful by comparing it to its predecessor. But by itself it stands up too. A mixture of serious rock tracks and trite pop thrown together with some upbeat tracks mixing the two. Plus a contender for drawn-out rock track of the decade. Is Syd Barrett's significant influence missed on this album? Not really. Roger Waters fills in nicely, and David Gilmour makes his presence felt too. Pink Floyd would improve on this album, but not by much.
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From 02/15/2019 02:50
A damn good album, albeit unbalanced.
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From 10/29/2018 21:11
Pink Floyd's most underrated album. This album is one of their best
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From 07/07/2017 17:41
A somewhat unique and slightly overlooked entry in the Pink Floyd discography. It's easily the best album in their turbulent period between Piper and Dark Side, possibly even on par with Piper.
Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun is the first great Roger Waters Track.
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From 06/29/2017 03:19
I love the cover of this album because for me it visually represents every emotion it will make you experience. It's like you're travelling through cloudy dreams and even though it feels completely mad, you don't ever want to go back to earth again.
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