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DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.59 | 3003 ratings

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Dark Nazgul
4 stars The lucid madness of Pink Floyd.

Concept based on the "dark part of each of us": Obviously the "dark side" is the madness of men, how it is born, grows and manifests.

We are facing one of the best-selling albums in rock history. About the importance of "Dark Side Of The Moon", especially as regards the use of technology in creating sounds, it is useless for me to add something because everything has already been said: this is without doubt one of the more innovative album in rock history. From this point of view it is impossible to give this album less than 5 stars.

Yet it is difficult for me to say that, without doubt, it is the best Pink Floyd album ever. Maybe it is, but maybe not. Some compositions are not memorable indeed. "On The Run" is such a mess of sound effects ends in themselves, and sure I do not consider it a legendary track. "Time" and "Money", (the track of the most famous bass line in rock history) are pop- rock songs a bit too catchy and at times musically banal. "Any Color You Like" is an instrumental piece a bit bland which seems more or less like a pure filler. Nothing to say on the originality, historical value and formal perfection of these songs, from this point of view extraordinary. But I must admit that after several plays my interest in these tracks is remarkably decreased.

However the rest of the album is amazing and great for the value of music too. "Breathe" and "Us And Them" (where saxophone is the absolute protagonist) are typical Floyd songs, very elegant and with a slow and steady pace that gives a great majesty and depth to the tracks. "The Great Gig in the Sky" is so poignant as to leave you breathless. This is an absolutely incomparable piece with the Clare Torry' s vocal virtuosity for the story. "Brain Damage" and "Eclipse" closes the album in a solemn way, and are still characterized by the slow pace that, I think, is the real trademark of the band.

Of course, I recommend it to all of you. But beware: in some cases the music is a little 'poppy'.

rating: 8/10.

Best song: The Great Gig In The Sky

Dark Nazgul | 4/5 |

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