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THE WALL

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.05 | 2094 ratings

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Erik Nymas
2 stars We have the bricks now

Updated in 06/19/11 to match my personal review structure, enjoy :)

Introduction

Here we got the most controversial album from the well rounded group who didn't change the lineup since '69 (even if Gilmour is already present in A Saucerful fo Secrets), let's say that this is maybe the last work of PF all toghether: the next one will be almost a Waters-only release.

Main Theme

So here comes the story of Pink aka Roger Waters and his concept of mental cage seen as a wall, the story is simple: Mr Pink Floyd is a boy that have lost his father under the 2nd world war and The Wall his the conseguence of everything happen to him, from his superprotective mother, to the school, drugs and go on on the same line. I've said controversial 'cause a lot of people think about The Wall as the best effort from the band, for other it is just not. We have 26 tracks almost the half of them are worthless of any kind of structure (apart from being the picture of Pink) and even some good point are ruined by the voice of Waters (the main difference from Animals is the way how Waters sing: sometimes he don't even know where to stop and his voice fails him), some tracks like the 3 bricks parts, Empty spaces, Comfortably Numb, Run Like Hell and maybe Is There Anybody Out There? can be compared in some ways with the previous albums, but it's not enough for 26 tracks of emptyness.

Conclusion

The bricks on this wall are too few to build a solid album, too much hype for a sub par album, which doesn't add anything new in psych music and apart of some nice moments where Gilmour gives proof of what he can do with guitar we got only a untuned Waters. 2 stars.

Erik Nymas | 2/5 |

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