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THE FINAL CUT

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.17 | 1230 ratings

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The Lost Chord
5 stars 9.5/10 Incredible

To my complete shock, this album is near masterpiece. I came to this album with preconcieved notion awaiting a pretty dull album, hoping to gather at least a few good tracks or moments at least. I've had a hard time finishing a good run through of The Wall because I am constantly in complete disagreement while listening to it...hopefully, soon, I can also review that album, not looking like the best review right now. Knowing I don't have much of a taste for The Wall, and finding I have to scrounge for good moments, I was VERY worried about The Final Cut, supposedly the last part of The Wall.

Well to my complete suprise this album has now gone down as a near masterful work in my musical memory. I was completely blown away! This album fits perfectly what I love about music; this album has raw emotion, feeling and artistry, and a moving and emotional story if you even care to delve deeper than the beautiful melodies. I love about every track found on here, save for Not Now John which is actually reminiscent of what I disliked listening to The Wall, just not for me.

I could list every track and detail how I love them so much, but I will keep this simple because I'm lazy! Well, my favorite track is probably When The Tigers Broke Free, with Two Suns in the Sunset a close second. It would be stupid to list every other track on the album just stating how much I love them, but overall most every other track contains a beautiful MELODY. The songs are executed so well, with great emotion and fluidity. Even the shorter track Get Your Filthy Hands... contains such a strong melody and harmony, flowing so wonderfully into the Fletcher Memorial masterpiece.

Some say this album is depressing, which I completely disagree with. Perhaps reading the lyrics without any music to back them would be kind of depressing, but this is not the case! This album inspires me, most tracks send shivers down my spine and the melodies are very beautiful and uplifting, especially Paranoid Eyes. But, the most uplifting is actually the track about a nuclear holocaust! Two Suns in the Sunset is another fantastic, powerful melody with inspirational lyrics which are usually misunderstood. The final line of this track, Foe and Friend, we were all equal in the end... sums up something very inspiring and emotional. The tragedy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the Pacific war altogether, should be looked back on with clear, learned eyes. We've learned from such horrendous times, the tragedy is horrible, and in the end everyone is everybody else, and we should love as best we can. A great song, and a great way to end this album, extremely moving and powerful. Depressing? Not one bit.

All in all, this is one of my favorite Floyd albums. Listen with an open mind, despite the horrendous press found sometimes on this album. Search out the beauty of the melodies and the passion of Roger Waters genius! Amazing!

The Lost Chord | 5/5 |

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