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THE DIVISION BELL

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.72 | 1428 ratings

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Billy Pilgrim
2 stars Well, I'm torn on giving this three stars because I can hardly call this album good, on the other hand High Hopes is a top five Floyd song. High Hopes has some of the best lyrical content I've ever heard- ever. About the loss of hope, growing older, and growing farther apart. The chorus recalls the time when the grass was greener, and the light was brighter, with friends surrounded, forever and ever. The chorus is such a strong moment as it just bursts out of the song into such a beautiful melody. To top it off we get a very good lead at the end of the song as well.

The same cannot be said for the rest of the album, as I find it to be uninspired pop, with the expectation of wearing the inside out, which is a fine song. Songs like Keep Talking and Take it back, are some of the weakest things I've ever heard from Pink Floyd. The Division Bell is full of dull music, overused concepts, and poppy nothingness. Of course the drumming is a problem as usual. Mason plays generic beats here, and is very weak on this album even compared to older outputs from him.

So, if not from the brilliant song High Hopes this one would be a one star. High Hopes is something every Floyd fan needs so it gets the rating for fans only.

Billy Pilgrim | 2/5 |

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