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THE WALL

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.05 | 2070 ratings

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The Ace Face
5 stars The last of the great floyd albums, and the 4th concept album in a row. This also the last album with both Richard Wright and Roger Waters. The album is a fantasy rock opera with a basis in Waters' childhood. The story involves a rock star called Pink who is on tour with his band and has a nervous breakdown. After the first song, the entire thing is a flashback until the second half of the second disc. It describes the life of Pink, going through childhood and schooling (another brick in the wall, mother), teenage years (Young lust, One of my turns, Dont leave me now) and adulthood. He is addicted to drugs for sometime, and his mother, teacher, and lover have all played a role in him building a wall around himself, making him paranoid and schizophrenic. In the final, climactic scene (the trial), Pink is put on trial, with many characters showing up, including the mother, the lover, the teacher, and a few new ones like the Judge and the prosecutor. This is by far the best song on the album, with orchestral backing and some amazing waters lyrics and vocals, changing to suit the change of character. The final involves the judges deliberation and the final destruction of the wall.

Overall, the pure emotion poured into this album makes it a fantastic close tot the era of the Floyd. The Final Cut was intended as the third disc of the wall, but the record company executives refused to allow it, saying it was far too pretentious. So, the floyd era comes to a close, and the 80s begin. it seems so sad, but the 90s would kick up again.

The Ace Face | 5/5 |

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