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THE DIVISION BELL

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.75 | 2011 ratings

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Silent Knight
4 stars The Division Bell comes as physical continuation of AMLOR (1987), but it is of much higher quality both in terms of production and compositions. It was the best approval that David Gilmour could lead this great band without loosing in quality and of course without the stress he surely had for the previous album and this is so obvious. Here we have one of the best songs they've ever written and is no other than High Hopes. We also even have the great late Richard Wright's composition, Wearing The Inside Out with his warm and characteristic voice and another good song. There's a bitter sweet atmosphere running round and round this album and various themes that are affected such as ecology, personal relationships, human communication etc. What do you Want From Me is a good start so typically Floyd sound and the album flows quite naturally - personally i don't find songs "this one is better than the other" except the two mentioned above - all the record is at least at a good and above level and the band is in top form, as always.

Nick Mason has never been or meant to be in the levels of Neil Peart or Bill Bryford, just to mention some of the technique and versatility giants! Nick Mason is a quite capable drummer and is perfectly exactly what this great band and its grandouer music needed, no more no less!

All in all this a really very decent album and ended the history of Pink Floyd with a shine and very good memories!

Silent Knight | 4/5 |

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