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DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.59 | 3110 ratings

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arcane-beautiful
5 stars This album is the most acclaimed album of all time. But to be honest I can see why.

Like many classic albums, this album sounds like it wasn't even created by the band. Like the universe, it has always been here.

I was also told that this album was a concept album about life in general. Just like OK Computer, this album has a more symbolic concept, leaving the songs just as enjoyable without the need of a ambiguous concept.

The music is miles ahead of its generation and it's hard to think that this album was made and released in 1973. The artwork, be it very simple is also incredibly out there, making Storm Thorgeson one of the greatest conceptual artists of the current generation.

This album also spawned another prog legacy, with the album being recorded in Abbey Road, and being engineered by Alan Parsons, who would go on to make the Alan Parsons Project.

1. Speak To Me/Breathe - This heartbeat along with screams is supposed to symbolise birth. Breathe has amazing instrumental work from the whole band with some absolutely amazing iconic slide guitar. The amazing vocal harmonies provided by Dave & Rick are amazing.

2. On The Run - The beginning of modern electronic music. Krautrock and other electronic music was in it's foetal stage, but without this fast tempo mind warp, I don't think it would have been possible. Even modern dance and electronica artists and genre's owe their lives to this groundbreaking mammoth.

3. Time - An absolute masterpiece. With amazing lyrics, amazing vocals from Dave, lovely harmonies from Rick in the chorus, and one of the most groundbreaking guitar solo's ever. The Breathe reprise is also a great re introduction of one of the themes.

4. The Great Gig In The Sky - One of the most beautiful pieces of music I have ever heard. The chord sequence is simple yet incredibly effective. The vocals are very emotional and sound very screamy, but they really make an effect. This song is an absolute amazing achievement from Rick, and I hope that they were able to play this at his funeral. RIP Richard Wright.

5. Money - Amazing bass line and an absolute brilliant song. This is a quite comical side of Pink Floyd, with some tongue in cheek lyrics. The guitar and the saxophone solos are also amazing.

6. Us & Them - An incredibly beautiful piece of music with amazing saxophone work from Dick Parry. An amazing song that really touches on an ambient wave length.

7. Any Colour You Like - A classic prog instrumental which would leave bands like Genesis & Yes, scratching their slightly ego inflated heads.

8. Brain Damage - Great tongue in cheek lyrics and some amazing gospel choir moments. Roger's calm tones add a lovely accent to the song.

9. Eclipse - Life is summed up in 1.5 minutes?basically.

CONCLUSION: There's a reason this is considered one of the best albums of all time. If you don't have it, then there must be something wrong with you.

arcane-beautiful | 5/5 |

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