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DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.59 | 3006 ratings

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darkmatter
4 stars Ah, Dark Side of the Moon, commonly believed to be Pink Floyd's masterpiece and one of the best selling albums of all time. But this is about my opinion, and I will say that this album is a little overrated, though it is still very good nonetheless. It took me a while to get into Dark Side. It didn't click at first, and I couldn't see what was so amazing about it. But it has gradually grown on me and I enjoy it much more than I used to.

Dark Side opens strongly with the psychedelic "Speak to Me" and "Breathe". "On the Run" is an OK song, but it doesn't seem to have a lot of variation. "Time" is one of the best songs on the album. It's followed by "The Great Gig in the Sky", with very enthusiastic vocals by Clare Torry. "Us and Them" is the highlight here and my favorite song off of the album. It's a beautiful, spacey and atmospheric song. "Any Colour You Like" has some great keyboards in it. The ending songs "Brain Damage" and "Eclipse" combine for a very good finale to the album. I'm thankful I was never overexposed to any songs on this album, since I rarely listen to the radio and none of my family ever listened to it a lot (although I did borrow it from one of my brothers).

Well I guess if you're a fan of music in general, Dark Side of the Moon is required listening and you should get it (if you don't already own it, which many people do in some capacity). I just don't find it to be quite up to the level of a masterpiece. Still it is a great album.

darkmatter | 4/5 |

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