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DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.59 | 3113 ratings

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Marc Baum
Prog Reviewer
5 stars "Dark Side Of The Moon" by Pink Floyd isn't only one of the top achivements of progressive rock to this very day, but for music in general. I've waited long to give a review to it, what I consider to be my favourite record of all time, now as I've seen the misplaced one star review by this strange guy I decided to give a statement.

"Dark Side..." is the album, that changed the whole music world. A brilliantly produced concept album, which contains not only music, it's an experience to remember to the rest of your life. The definitive soundtrack to the galaxy, the sun- system, the inner self of the human nature and our material world. Mastermind Roger Waters wrote all of the lyrics, and composed a big part of the pieces, that seem to be like a musicianal tour-de-force dedicated to the moon and the universe. About the single pieces on the record I think I don't need to say anything more, that was already done by some of other collaborators. I only want to add, that this album inspires whole generations of young musicians and those, who are abled to make it big. For my personal situation, the record is a part of my life since I was a little child, it introduced me to become a highly interested person to the big world of rock music. I know that I'm not the only one, who feels the same about this experience of an album. Still today this record introduces young people to "real" music, who don't give a s**t to the nowadays chart oriented, cloned and more and more often casted plastic-pop crap, which is played in radio and music television (hello MTV, how are you?) on a wide base. I feel, that I am getting very direct and concrete in this, so please understand my point as a reaction to the lost sense of innovations in the music world of today. Music is still about personal taste, so it's for anybody the decision to make, what wants to be heard. I know, that there never will be a band again like Pink Floyd, which sets such innovations and standards for the whole music scene. Specially a group of musicians, who makes progressive rock music on such a huge floor. The boys of Pink Floyd made progressive music with "Dark Side Of The Moon" fit for society back in '73, which still has huge impact on this very day. How important the music of "Dark Side Of The Moon" is, shows the bound it makes between the people. Listen to a song like "Us And Them". Who doesn't feel belonged together with the nearest people in her/his life on a emotional side by listening to this and also understands the lyrics, can't be helped.

If there is only one cd I could take with me on a desert island, this would finally be it. Harsh but true! That this album is flawless for what it is, mustn't be said again. No other music album stands higher in my humble oppinion, not even "Sgt. Pepper" or "The White Album". My highest recommendation to all people who have ears, that can listen (and for addition a heart to feel and a brain to think).

10/10 points = 100 % on MPV scale = 5/5 stars

point-system: 0 - 3 points = 1 star / 3.5 - 5.5 points = 2 stars / 6 - 7 points = 3 stars / 7.5 - 8.5 points = 4 stars / 9 - 10 points = 5 stars

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive music

Marc Baum | 5/5 |

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