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THE FINAL CUT

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.17 | 1249 ratings

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arcane-beautiful
3 stars Following the amazing epic, being the Wall, The Final Cut was released as a follow up to the Wall.

But to be honest, this album doesn't at all even get to scratch the back of The Wall. These songs were also supposed to be b-side so of songs made for the Wall, so that does explain the contrast in material.

This is an ok album, there are a few filler parts, but the concept was really well written and I agreed with it, being anti politics and anti war. There is also a lot of humour and great poetry in the album, making Waters a very unique lyricist. There is also some mentioning of his father as well.

1. The Post War Dream - A good intro with a nice symphonic accompaniment.

2. Your Possible Pasts - An really good song with a good chorus to back it up. It is also very interesting with the sound effects and cadence points.

3. One Of The Few - A short song about the sadist believes of teachers basically.

4. When The Tigers Broke Free A nice ambient choir accompaniment (in a more sad 10CC way). The lyrics are amazing with some great images and paradoxes. Roger's quite English narcotic voice gives the song a very eerie atmosphere. This song was also featured in the movie The Wall.

5. The Hero's Return - A bit filler musically, but the lyrics are really good, expressing the lives of war veterans.

6. The Gunner's Dream - The music is a bit bland but the lyrics are quite good.

7. Paranoid Eyes - Again, a bit filler. (God, this album does have a few of these).

8. Get Your Hands Off My Desert - A quite comical song that is an interlude, naming some Geographical targets.

9. The Fletcher Memorial Home - Amazing lyrics with an amazing orchestral section. The lyrics tell of a place were politicians can go to be taken care off, like children, pure genius. One of Water's greatest lyrical achievements. A very under looked guitar solo.

10. Southampton Dock - An interlude basically.

11. The Final Cut - One of the better songs on the album. With amazing lyrics and great instrumentation.

12. Not Now John - Very comical with some colloquiums and quite harsh lyrics. It capsulates the Western culture perfectly.

13. 2 Suns In The Sunset - Some good lyrics behind a nice musical accompaniment.

CONCLUSION: I recommend you to buy this if you are a big fan of Pink Floyd, if not, it's not necessary.

arcane-beautiful | 3/5 |

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