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THE WALL

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.05 | 2031 ratings

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The Prognaut
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5 stars A long time ago, daring to confess that merely ever since I first joined the Archives; I determined that if I ever made it to the one hundred reviews, PINK FLOYD "The Wall" would have that respected place on the achieved numbering.

Among all possible reasons that drove me down to that particular decision, the fact of growing up along this album through most of the inner experiences over my childhood up to my now extinct first days as a youngster, set those past memories on fire burning anxiously in my head, waiting to be quenched throughout words.

"The Wall" is to me a generational record, a point of departure cornerstone, the milestone made music and the best rock opera I've aver lent ears to. Besides, the idea of elapsing the total running time altogether in a record was new to me, thus, I was unfamiliar with the term "concept album" and later on, after having myself surrendered to the dazzling story within, I embraced that kind of musical creations as one of my favorites.

I discovered "The Wall" through brief sessions of listening to excerpts from most of the known songs such as "Another Brick in The Wall Pt. II", "Mother", "Hey You" and of course "Comfortably Numb" being this last one, the track that makes my mind wander into de depths of rock star "Pink" performed by Bob GELDOF on the motion picture.

And speaking of the motion picture, when I hopelessly got to "see" the music depicted in images, the loose ends in my head finally entangled perfectly to a whole new world of perspective. As many of you out there I presume, I felt irremediably bonded to "Pink", seeing reflected on that character most of my youth fears, desires, dreams, gathering together to tear down "the wall".

On the lyrical development and far beyond finding the perfect match of words with Gerald SCARFE's animation; I noticed this solid togetherness the band displayed on every single chord, on every single bit of music, on every and each one of the arrangements to come up with a true masterpiece. The rareness and sensitivity of the songwriting is quite different from previous releases by the band, the sounds of interactive backgrounds were unique, the refined composing and the elaborated mind-pictured scenarios fitted just wonderfully.

Every once in a while, I spin the record from beginning to end as I kick back and let my emotions drift away and still, I get those adolescent shivers and creeps, I can sense the aroma of rusty old dreams and feel my soul trying to claw its way to the other side of the wall.

Almost thirty years from its creation have gone by and the reminiscent tracks in our minds are fresh as the first listen. Go dust this album off and let yourselves relive the unforgettable days but if you feel young or even so, are young enough indeed, just get captivated over and over again.

The Prognaut | 5/5 |

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