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A MOMENTARY LAPSE OF REASON

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.06 | 1669 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars Is this a Pink Floyd album or a David Gilmour solo album ?

My take on this album is that it is a David Gilmour solo album, branded as a Pink Floyd album. There was a lot of turbulence in the Pink Floyd camp after the release of The Wall. The Final Cut was the Roger Waters solo album, branded as a Pink Floyd album. And so on... There has been books written about this so let me end this rant here.

Music wise, this album is very commercial and very 1980s. Neither Nick Mason or Richard Wright was very involved in this album. It was a David Gilmour & studio musicians project. The result is a wall of sound and a very commercial product. It is sweet, sweet and sweet. It is dominated by melodic guitar solos, long keyboard sequences, some very 1980s soundscapes and some attempts of sounding modern (that's the 1980s I am referring to). The result is excellent, bland tunes like Learning To Fly and cringe worthy tunes like Dogs Of War. On The Turning Away is Comfortably Numb, second take. This album is not a real Pink Floyd album and it has not survived the test of time. But still, it is a good album and I am not one of those who knocks it. I think it is a good album, on it's own terms.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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