193 of 1001 Albums: Syd Barrett’s The Madcap Laughs

This is the first solo album from Syd Barrett after he was replaced in Pink Floyd.  The backside of this album cover features well a backside of a lady was an acquaintance of Syd’s. The first single release was “Octopus” in 1969 with the album following in 1970. It was fairly reviewed and reached #60 on U.K. charts. It sold 6,000 copies in it’s first month out. 
My Thoughts
I was hoping that Syd Barrett would break the the not too enjoyable music I was finding over the past few days, and he did. I think I liked it better than the music I had heard on Pink Floyd’s album. It seemed more acoustic, and overall just more raw. It’s also very British. I think the sound of his voice, and the sound of the music was quite unique. It catches your attention, and I wanted to listen.
Rating 4 of 5.

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