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Pink Floyd


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4 stars After The Final Cut Roger Waters and David Gilmour had released solo albums and were on tour. Once that was over Roger decided that it was time for Pink Floyd to be laid to rest. Richard Wright was no longer a member and Roger was taking over. David and Nick would not allow him to do this though. So Roger went off to become a solo artist while David and Nick regrouped with Richard Wright. "A Momentary Lapse of Reason" is a great album, but it is nowhere near as great as Dark Side of the Moon to The Final Cut. It is 1987 and prog rock was changing. The classic prog bands of the 70's were now changing to a much more "pop" sound. Yes was no longer doing the great epic long tracks. Genesis was now a pop band with out Peter Gabriel. Rush was a keyboard/ electronic band doing short songs. Jethro Tull was not quite as good, and Ian's voice was changing. King Crimson was no longer that dark epic band, instead they were much more electric and doing short songs like Rush. To me Pink Floyd was the one to do the best in this terrible decade for music.

"A Momentary Lapse of Reason" is clearly David's work. The music is much more important than the lyrics, where as with Roger the lyrics were important with the music. 1. "Signs of Life": a good instrumental song that includes great sounds. Rating 5/10 2. "Learning to Fly": this is the one I hear on the radio. It is a very good song. This one has fairly good lyrics. Rating 7/10 3. "The Dogs of War": a terrific angry song that has very good music. David shows his talents at vocals. He can sing a good soft song, or an angry song like this one. Rating: 9/10 4. "One Slip": this is my second favorite off the album. The music and lyrics are great with this one. In the middle is a great bass line by Tony Levin. Rating 10/10 5. "On the Turning Away": this is the best of them all. This song is very meaningful. The lyrics are at best with this track, then it ends with great music. Rating 10/10 6. "Yet Another Movie": this one is not really my favorite. The only thing that really works with this song is the music, and only at certain spots. Rating 4.5/10 7. "Round and Round": this song goes with it's previous song. Rating 3/10 8. "A New Machine, Pt. 1": an interestin short song with Gilmour speaking with cool effects. Rating 5/10 9. "Terminal Frost": a very nice instrumental between A New Machince, Pt.1 and Pt. 2. Rating 8/10 10. "A New Machine, Pt. 2": the next part of the short song, but still very good. Rating 5/10 11. "Sorrow": the third best to me. This song has the best opening guitar track. This song shows what a great guitarist David Gilmour is, besides Comfortably Numb. Rating 10/10

FloydZappa | 4/5 |


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