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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.74 | 1846 ratings

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5 stars This is the end (I have reviewed every Pink Floyd studio album, yay).

This album was the return of the Pink Floyd that I had loved for such a long time (only being 2 when it came out, ironically).

They had returned to the conceptual side of the band which they once were. The amazing atmospheric sense of the band had also returned as well.

This album is also a concept album about Roger, their former band mate (basically an earlier version of Dark Passion Play by Nightwish). The lyrics were also well put together and have a nice asthetic feel to them. Roger's reaction to the album was negative, as usual.

1. Cluster One - An amazing intro. An atmospheric instrumental that recalls the earlier days of Floyd. Juts epic as hell.

2. What Do You Want From Me? - Basically about Dave's attitiude to Roger while in the band. This song has a great chorus and the backing vocalists make the song very enjoyable.

3. Poles Apart - An amazingly put together song with some lovely off beat melodies. Very beautiful. The song is about how far apart Dave & Roger are, but so equal in many ways.

4. Marooned - Another atomospheric instrumental with some brilliant guitar and keyboard work.

5. A Great Day For Freedom - This song is about the end of Floyd. With some references to The Wall. Really beautiful, mixing both light and dark parts.

6. Wearing The Inside Out - One of Richard Wright's last musical contributions. Lovely counterpoint sections and some very beautiful melodies.

7. Take It Back - Catchy as hell. Amazing song. There is also a very great version of this song in Pulse.

8. Coming Back To Life - I love the build up in this song. Very beautiful.

9. Keep Talking - Can you get Stephen Hawkings to do vocals for you? No didn't think so. This song is about awkward silences I think. Very catchy and some great vocals, even from Stephen.

10. Lost For Words - Basically about confrontation between Dave & Roger. I love how calm the song is, even when mentioning the F word.

11. High Hopes - Ok, time to mention the Pink Floyd song refernces, Burning Bridges, Small Furry Animals, Time, The Final Cut. You should spot them as well. This was their last ever song, and to be honest, what a way to go. Nightwish also do an amazing cover of this song.

CONCLUSION: What a way to go. Buy it, it's an underlooked masterpiece.

arcane-beautiful | 5/5 |


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