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DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.59 | 3054 ratings

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Tull Freak 94
4 stars What more can I add to what has already been said in the 300+ reviews that have already been written on this album, most of which give it 4 or 5 stars? The Dark Side of the Moon is possibly the most commercially successful album ever made (definitely the most commercially successful progressive album) spending 741 weeks in the US charts. It's also the record of choice for audiophiles testing out their new hi-fi stereo systems, because of it's extremely well produced sound. There are some strangely intriguing sound effects like the chiming clocks on Time or the cash register on Money. This is the first in a long string of albums in which all the lyrics were written by Roger Waters, and this album's concept is one of his best. 'Brain Damage' is very touching and is definitely about the declining condition of Syd Barrett. It's also a strangely uplifting song. Other standouts are 'Money' and 'Us and Them'. The saxophone solo by Dick Parry on Money gets a special mention. If there's one track that seems to be filler, it's probably 'On the Run', which only really needed to be a few seconds long. The whole is definitely greater than the sum of it's parts. It's not my favourite Pink Floyd album but it was definitely the one that propelled them to super-stardom.
Tull Freak 94 | 4/5 |

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