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DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.59 | 2957 ratings

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FloydZappa
5 stars THE GREATEST ALBUM OF ALL TIME. There is nothing else that I can say about this masterpiece of music. There is no other album to me that every single song is perfect. How can you listen to this and not love it. I'm 15 now and I started to listen to Pink Floyd when I was 11. A friend gave me a mixed cd of Floyd songs from Dark Side, WYWH, and The Wall. And I loved it. A while later I found my mom's The Wall tape and I loved that. That's when I knew that Pink Floyd was my all time favorite band. One day I was in a store looking for cds. I found "Dark Side of the Moon". So that's what I got. I have never found a better album than that. "Speak to Me/ Breathe" is a great piece to start the album with. Then comes "On the Run". This is synth covered instrumental song that has different sounds and voices. It ends with a crash sound then "Time". This is my second favorite track off the album. David is great with this one. His vocals are incredible and his guitar work is outstanding. Richard Wright shares vocals on this one, and shows how good of a singer he is. Another thing that stands out to me on Time is the lyrics. In the credits it reads " All Lyrics by Roger Waters". This album for me has the best lyrics than any other album. This shows how great Roger is at writting lyrics that actually mean something. The "Classic Albums" episode shows the band talking about Roger coming to them with the idea to make a "concept album". But it's not just the lyrics that make this album, it's the music.

"The Great Gig in the Sky", is Richard's masterpiece on this one. Clare Torry sings on the song and David plays slide. The next song is "Money". This is the song that my Dad loves and every time he sees my playing the guitar he'll ask me to play it. It opens up with the legendary bass riff in 7/4 time. Then once the guitar solo begins it goes back to 4/4 timeing. In the middle is a sax solo by Dick Parry, an old friend of Davids. I do love this song, but I think it causes many other songs to be overlooked like the next one. "Us and Them" is one of the most beautiful songs ever written. The slow guitar and piano work blends great with the saxophone, once again by Dick Parry. This one like "Time" has incredible lyrics to go with this music. That first word is followed by the light echo. Then David is joined by Richard during the chorus. "Us and Them" is definately one of the best of the album. The song fades into the instrumental "Any Colour You Like". It's a nice song that lightens things up abit, but it's the next song that I want to talk about.

"Brain Damage/ Eclipse", is my all time favorite song. I know that it's really two different songs, but one's not the same without the other. This was the first song that I listened to and thought "This is amazing". Roger finally steps up to do vocals. This two really shine with the lyrics. On the "Classic Albums" Roger says that is has abit to do with Syd. "Eclipse" sum's up the entire story of the album. The album was going to be called "ECLIPSE (A PIECE FOR ASSORTED LUNATICS)". Then it ends with that pulse that starts the album. One of the most interesting things about this album is the voices. These add an unusual feel to the songs. The dvd "Pink Floyd Live In Pompeii The Director's Cut" has footage of the band recording songs for Dark Side. To learn more about the album watch "Classic Albums Dark Side of the Moon". It would be incredible to see an old performance from the 70's, but the concert dvd "Pulse" has a complete performance of Dark Side in it's entirety. This album still holds the record for being on the charts longer than any other album in music history. It is also the third best selling album of all time. But to me it is the greatest album periode. It's also the greatest concept album for me. This is a Progressive Rock Masterpiece.

FloydZappa | 5/5 |

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