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THE ENDLESS RIVER

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.35 | 728 ratings

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tdfloyd
4 stars Another review from one of the faithfull. Gilmour and Mason decide to put bow on the career of Pink Floyd. And what a wonderful job they did. They took tracks from the not completed ambient album that was going to be the second disc of the Division Bell as a base and added to it to create a mostly instrumental album. It's no surprise that this is the format PF chose as it is what Gilmour, Mason and the departed Wright brought to the table. What also changed on The Endless River is the balance of the music. Where The Division Bell and especially Monentary Lapse of Reason had was an over reliance on Gilmour's guitar, TER has plenty of Wright's keyboard goodness and also plenty of writing credits. To further the balance, Nick Mason has two credits and on those songs, he plays the drums like he hasn't since the late 60's. There are sonic references to many of the albums past but not so many that this is considered a rehash. There are several others that added coloring that just adds to the overall sound. As a loving swan song to Richard Wright and a last look at one of the most popular bands of the 20th century, David Gilmour and Nick Mason have done themselves and legacy of Pink Floyd proud.

I've given The Endless River around 10 spins so far and it gets better with each listen. A strong 4 stars.

tdfloyd | 4/5 |

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