pinkfloydImagine if Radiohead were a little more ’60s pop-psychedelic and cracked… and you’d be a step closer to early Floyd.

Messing with your head owing to superior production abilities, these guys pushed the envelope beyond the 13th Floor Elevator entry point and into the prism of madness. There’s a nastiness present – you need it. It underlies their catchy embrace and all the while pushes you towards self-reflection. See Emily Play is a prime example, alongside the mantra of mirrors that is Matilda Mother. 27 tracks that’ll reward fans of Pond, Tame, King Gizzard… you get the idea; these guys did it first.

Cre/ation: Pink Floyd, The Early Years 1967 – 1972 is out now via Sony