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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.61 | 4311 ratings

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5 stars I know that must do not really agree on if this can be called Prog or not, or if it even belongs in this category but for most of us this album was the first stop when it comes to our first stop in Prog. I for example never doubted or raise the question if Pink Floyd should be regarded Prog or not. Im sure that they will all agree or ask...Yes, why do you think, not ? And till I became to write reviews and follow certain threats on the forum of this site that I began to realize that maybe there are some legitimate arguments why indeed not. But lets not get into this here and asume it indeed a prog album. And its by far the most famous album by the most far the most famous prog band. The album that sold millions and millions. I read once that 1/3 households in the UK owns this album. Literly admired by fans around the globe that hailed PF and Roger when they began to anounce that they were about to play this album in its complete. This choice....always sounded to me as odd, especially for PF to play it live, since this is such a Roger album, especially the lyrics. However its also the album that brought great fame to this band. Although live back in the old was never an easy task to perform the album live and already with its first try they had to give it up and did not play the last couple of songs (this still can be heard on several bootlegs).

However this great admiration is also something that I never understood. And for long I thought it was an album who's quality was way too overstimated. I always was much more into Meddle, WYWH, Animals and The Wall which are standing out as the real hallmarks of good music. Having said that....I cannot deny that DSOTM has his moments....and some of the most piercing, realistic and confronting lyrics ever writen by any musician....Lyrics that substantially changed my life and the way I look at the world and soceity. Musical highlights are Us & Them, Time and the last 3 songs of the album. But the album also knows a few songs that totally destroy the mood of the album like Money for example (altough the lyrics are extremely good), the music remained to me as one of the most terrible they ever composed. So Money ultimatly really is destroying the album and so does The Great Gig In They Sky.

Apart from that there cannot be any doubt that DSOTM was one of the poinering works in the history of music. The use of effects, voices, the famous clock, the clattering of money and the effects during on The Run....which was nothing short of stellar during the 1994 PF tour in quadrophonic the stadium....It eventually was not the beginning of a concept album but it most certainly popularized it many bands keep on refering to DSOTM as one of thier major insprirations and therefor I can only agree to reward this album indeed with 5 stars.

Daniel1974nl | 5/5 |


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