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DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.59 | 3111 ratings

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CCVP
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5 stars Dark Side of the Moon ages, in figurative speaking, like fine wine: the older it gets, the better. However, unlike fine wine, Dark Side of the Moon can be taken out of its bottle several times without becoming vinegar and, also unlike fine wine, can be drunk many times. In fact, the only characteristic they have in common is to never loose their magic, their beauty, their capability to amaze, and so on.

Maybe because of its ability to amaze people, and its enormous commercial success, Dark Side is considered by some as not a progressive rock album. Do not be fooled my friends, it is progressive rock, ant at its best. The problem is that here we have some unusual stuff, like a techno music, which is in fact a composition of a music of the future, what they though music would be in 30 or 40 years in time (and they were absolutely right, that kind of music does exist today) or the lack of experimentalism that people expect from progressive rock today or the lack atonality or dodecaphony, present in other kinds of progressive rock, or even the lack of virtuoso, since their music was more about mood and feeling.

The bottom line is that Dark Side of the Moon is a true masterpiece, looking from many different angles: breakthrough compositions, usage of top technology for sound producing and creation of technology for sound production and mixing, among many other aspects. No matter the angle you look, Dark side was, is and will always be a progressive rock masterpiece.

CCVP | 5/5 |

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