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Roger Waters


Crossover Prog

2.97 | 275 ratings

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2 stars The same year as Floyd, now led by Gilmour releases "A Momentary Lapse of Reason", Mr.Waters releases a new solo record. He then goes and criticizes the new Floyd record, saying it's not up to Floyd standards...well what the heck are this guy's standards? Obviously he's interested in being a lyricist over a songwriter, as his concepts and ideas are more interesting than anything he actually puts on record here. We have a story about a physcially disabled boy that, through radio wave interception, threatens the world with nuclear weapons he doesn't have. Cool concept huh? Not least it's kind of quirky. The music here is very generic 80s, but at least it's not super boring. It's kind of interesting at times, and Waters writes in his vocal range, so not a whole lot of ear bleeding vocal straining is happening here like his other albums. It's sometimes a fun record, but hard to really like as it's just so generic musically, and nothing really stands out as great or good. If he would have released a masterpiece record and then criticized Gilmour, that would make sense, but as it is, he should really look at his own music and how he can improve it. For me, this is on the borderline between a 2 and a 3 out of 5, but the genericism gets to me, so 2 it is. Grade wise, I'd give it around a "C-".
Buh | 2/5 |


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