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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.06 | 1744 ratings

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2 stars For some context I have been a fan of Pink Floyd for five years and in that time they have grown to be one of my all time favorite bands, I have listened to all of the albums multiple times, I Have watched concert films such as Live At Pompeii and Pulse, I have a fair amount of merchandise, and I can make a extensive playlist of many of the bands songs, but even as a massive fan I have to admit this record is definitely the bands weakest work.

Don't get me wrong now A Momentary Lapse of Reason has a few outstanding songs such as Sorrow, On The Turning Away, and Learning To Fly. Terminal Frost is a fine instrumental however it and many songs on the album feel dated due to the production even the best songs on the album feel outdated. One of my personal favorite aspects of Pink Floyd is the production, Albums like Atom Heart Mother, Meddle, Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, etcetera, all of these albums feel like they could've been made yesterday, because these albums are timeless, and sadly I can't say the same thing for A Momentary Lapse of Reason. The production sounds distinctly like it was from the 1980's with the gated reverb, and I feel that is the albums greatest downfall that and the filler. Tracks like "A New Machine" and "Dogs Of War" are just flat out awful in my honest opinion, Dogs of War feels like Gilmour is trying to make a Roger Waters-esque song but it completely falls flat at what it tries to do, The Lyrics are just abysmal.

with all of this being said, the highs on this Album are very high Learning To Fly and On The Turning Away are just really nice feel good songs and Sorrow has one phenomenal solo from Gilmour which is one of my favorite Pink Floyd Solo's, and The Return of Rick Wright is definitely welcomed. The downsides however I feel outweigh the good in some cases which is unfortunate, i want to love this Album as Much as Meddle, Animals, Wish You Were Here, and Division Bell I really do but that's the unfortunate thing I don't. Pink Floyd are one of the most talented bands out there and have put out some phenomenal work and with a band like that the fanbase has different opinions many fans consider this Album to be their favorite and that's fine I am glad others can get more out of this than I can, however this album in my honest opinion stands as a low point in the bands history.

Reedska | 2/5 |


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