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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.08 | 2709 ratings

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5 stars Roger Waters insightful look into the world around him should be looked at as a lesson for us all. If you have seen the movie, you will really understand wha "The Wall" is about. The main character, aptly named Pink , is driven to insanity behind his "wall," a protective barrier that keeps him isolated from the real world. This wall is built of "bricks" of his past, such as his father's death in WWII, His overprotective mother, the forced conformity of his education, and his older life of Sex, Drugs, and Rock'n'roll. The album itself is very vague, but if you watch the film, it all comes out in plain daylight. Pink's younger life is loosely based on Roger Waters, and his adult life on Syd Barrett. The musical side of The Wall, while slightly overshadowed by the lyrics is also a splendid performance.

CD 1

1. In the flesh? - 5/5

2. The thin ice - 4.5/5

3. Another brick in the wall Part one - 5/5

4. The happiest days of our lives - 4/5

5. Another brick in the wall Part two - 5/5

6. Mother - 5/5

7. Goodbye blue sky - 4/5

8. Empty spaces - 4.5/5

9. Young lust - 4/5

10. One of my turns - 4/5

11. Don't leave me now - 4/5

12. Another brick in the wall Part three - 5/5

13. Goodbye cruel world - 4/5

5+4.5+5+4+5+5+4+4.5+4+4+4+5+4 = 4,46

CD 2

1. Hey you - 5/5

2. Is there anybody out there - 5/5

3. Nobody home - 5/5

4. Vera - 4.5/5

5. Bring the boys back home - 4/5

6. Comfortably numb - 5/5

7. The show must go on - 4.5/5

8. In the flesh - 5/5

9. Run like hell - 5/5

10. Waiting for the worms - 4.5/5

11. Stop - 4/5

12. The trial - 5/5

13. Outside the wall - 4/5

5+5+5+4.5+4+5+4.5+5+5+4.5+4+5+4 = 60,5

60,5 : 13 = 4,65

Final Note: The Wall is an Epic.The words mean more and make more sense if you listen to it a few times. The best thing about it is that there is nothing of pointless and meaningless babble that comprises most of todays music. The music speaks volumes about our lives and struggles, about chaos in our society, and most of all, about hope. If you are going to listen to only one album in your life, this should be it. Highly Recommended.!!!

4,46 + 4,65 = 9,11

9,11 : 2 = 4,6

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive music

Curiosity: There is a secret reversed message on Empty Spaces that starts about 15 seconds before the singing and ends right before "What..." It says: "Congratulations. You have just discovered the secret message. Please send your answer to old Pink, in care of the funny farm-" "ROGER!" "Chalfont!" "Carolyn's on the phone!" "Okay."

Marquês_Prög | 5/5 |


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