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THE WALL

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.05 | 2069 ratings

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Alitare
5 stars I have become comfortably numb...

I don't even know where to begin with this album. It has impacted me so much, and has to be one of my favorite albums of all time.

First off, the songs are not as progressive or complex as they have been, before, but the overall concept is deeper and more psychological. Scathing, and pessimistic tones still run deep. The songs are brooding, and bitter. Especially Thin Ice, Mother, ... the entire side 1 is bitter and hateful, fearful and angry, dark and seething. culminating in the eventual loss of hope by the main character. The second half is perpetuated by loneliness and hopeless melancholy. It also has fan favorites like Comfortably numb, and Run like Hell. The whole mood of the album is bleak....very bleak. Only topped by The Final cut.

Story aside, the music is emotional and sometimes very psychologically violent. Going from acoustic and synth pieces, to almost cock rock like Young Lust. this album is carried by its concept. Without the concept, and by themselves, this is a mediocre album, but it is like almost all other Pink Floyd albums, in that it is greater than the sum of its parts. I feel it is essential to anyone to listen to it all the way through, at least once.

Five Stars.

Alitare | 5/5 |

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