Massive Floyd fan, but much prefer the post-Syd stuff in general (and actually the Syd-era non-album singles are better than most of Piper).
However… Astronomie Dominie, Lucifer Sam and Interstellar Overdrive and Pow R. Torc. H. are all great and I quite like Scarecrow too although it sounds a little unfinished.
Probably a 6 - I guess I prefer my psychedelia dark instead of whimsical
Love Syd Barrett and he did write some great songs during this era.
Unfortunately some of the best, Arnold Layne and See Emily Play, were left on the UK version of this album.
Theres a few quite bad songs on it, so i’ll give it a 6 or 7.
Absolutely this. Sub out Stethoscope and Gnome for those two and you’re a lot more in contention.