The five song, 54-minute album is a concept album that mimics the lifespan of a civilization, and also reads as a commentary on our own society hell-bent on profitability at the expense of our own lives and environment.
The band's eccentric 1969 soundtrack. Lots of rich textures and incredible tunes here. Everything from the epic rock of "The Nile Song" to the delicate balladry of "Green Is The Colour". Arguably the best album between Barret's departure and Dark Side
Plenty of people consider this, Pink Floyd's 8th album (1973), one of the best album's of all time. Even the Library of Congress considers it "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant," (although it took them 39 years to do it).