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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.53 | 3829 ratings

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5 stars How does this grab you?? This is about the only five star record I have a painfully hard time listening to! Why, you ask? Because in his twisted brilliance, Waters lyrically projects his dark, bleak and pessimistic view of the human condition in such a way that every time I listen to this record, I find myself tortured by paranoia about the motives of everyone around me and find myself in the depths of depression for about two weeks. That being said, this recording's brilliant musicianship and the soundscapes that are sonically painted only serve to reinforce the nearly irrrepressible urge to cloister myself on some deserted island somewhere far away from the (other) "animals" out there. It's a brutal world and a brutal record. In true animalistic fashion, Waters, in his characteristic holier- than- thou pontification on the abuses of power was simultaneously creatively castrating his bandmates. That mission continued on the greatly overrated The Wall and was completed with the Final Cut. Despite asphyxiation under the heaviness of Roger Water's domination, Gilmour's plaintiff guitar wails on this record are unforgettable and Wright's textural keyboarding work hypnotic. The result of the effects is a sonic and emotional effect that simulates a Major Depression episode. Someone, pass me a Prozac.


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