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RATTLE THAT LOCK

David Gilmour

 

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3.43 | 246 ratings

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Awaken 6am
2 stars Hi from Argentina: Any musician who released 4 solo albums in 44 years is surely not what we call a prolific one. Moreover, Mr. Gilmour is about to blow 76 candles on next March 6. So, few chances on getting a follower of this Rattle ... but please Mr. Gilmour, you can ! ...One who loves Pink Floyd and also his solo career (stated quite unfairly on top as "unremarkable") dreams of another solo album, and if itīs not too much to ask, far away musically speaking from this dissapointing "Rattle That Lock". Back to my beloved "On An Island" from a so distant 2006, funny how half of the world consider it a boring collection of songs for being so slow, mellow, sleepy and the other 50 % loves it for the same reasons. I Think indeed iīts a wonderful record (Got it on CD, Vinyl and 5.1 ) and while enjoying it a lot, I am aware that there was no room for 2 more minutes of slow music for the risk of becoming what itīs detractors think it is. Well, strangely enough, David Gilmour did (IMHO) an almost completely boring record while it is much more varied and up tempo than the Island one, so problem was not the speed of his playing and music, problem here is the nature of the songs , less Gilmour-ish than ever , sounds like a record with covers of standards we never heard previously. The opener "5 AM" is tricky. David did the same move on "On An Island", also on "Division Bell" and "A Momentary Lapse of Reason", itīs souds quite the same, but I like it... next come the title track, which sounds fantastic, (I mean my audio equipment sounds fantastic...) I can tell very few on what comes next. There are some moments here and there you can call enjoyable, interrupted by accidents like "The Girl In The Yellow Dress "... I consider myself a very patient listener. I can play any record ten times if I know someday it will finally amaze me. Iīm still giving Rattle a chance, but itīs time to tell other collegues that being a huge Floyd & soloists fan, Rattle ranks way bottom among Davidīs catalogue , giving "About Face" a 3 star rating, Debut album 4 stars (I like it a lot) and On An Island 4 and a half.
Awaken 6am | 2/5 |

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