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THE FINAL CUT

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.17 | 1184 ratings

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genbanks
3 stars Roger Waters domain over the band reached its peak at this album. Wright out, Mason paralized and Gilmour just as a guitar company, The Final Cut, as it's writen in the cover was a Roger Waters creation performed by Pink Floyd. Said this, I think that is a fair good album, but here you will not find progressive elements, except because the album is a conceptual one. TFC fits into the typical Waters kind of music since The Wall, many short tracks joined between them, but here with some longer ones. The result is good, specially because the album is very emotional. Of course we have many Waters cliches, and his voice becomes more mellow than in other similar productions, and here there is not many talked parts. The opening track is outstanding, but too short, and you will be waiting more of this. From the original two sides album, the rest of side one is good, but no more than this. Maybe The Hero's return, an agressive track based on a guitar pattern, is a bit over the rest. The side two starts with another short song with nothing special, and then flows into one of the best songs of the album, called The Fletcher Memorial Home. Here we find the first guitar solo by Gilmour, and I ask myself why this guy could not put more fingers in this album. The other highlight is the title song. Here Waters mades a really great track, in wich Gillmour did another stunning guitar solo, too short for my taste. Not now John is the only track in wich Gilmour sings as a principal voice, and franky is not a good song. The track tries to be more heavy than the rest, and if I'm not wrong was taken as a single. The album closes with a good song called Two suns in the sunset.

The album is good, a bit addictive and very emotional. As a musical effort, as all the Waters ones, is not strong. In the progressive context I rank it as GOOD BUT NOT ESSENTIAL.

genbanks | 3/5 |

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