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DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.59 | 3018 ratings

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Atkingani
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4 stars And here we go... the most known, popular and probably well succeeded (comercially speaking) work of the entire porgressive universe (ufff!!!). Dozens of people say they like prog-rock or that they are prog-fans only for counting with this LP/CD in their collections. Among prog-fans passion flows (and sometimes blood too) with fierce defenders and phleugmatic critics placed in opposite sides (not of the Moon, indeed) and the moderate ones being fired by both contenders in several occasions.

Unquestionably a great work and the success it gets is really deserved but after hearing works from many other prog bands including Pink Floyd there is a certain feeling of pretentiousness or even affectation. The album was made as if it were a conceptual work but songs seem much more a bunch gathered randomly with few connections among them except for the duo 'Time/Breathe'.

The songs:
1) Speak to me & 2) Breathe - not a spectacular opening but the seesaw effect between the afflicted crying and the calmness that follows calls for our attention.
3) On the run - only a synth experience - no singing, no playing; it smells like a filler.
4) Time/Breathe (reprise) - here things start to happen and in a great mood; one of the album's peaks. The fusion between two different tunes ('Time' & 'Breathe') does a connection that even not intentionally makes the songs a kind of xyphopagus siblings.
5) The great gig in the sky - another peak; a marvelous one undoubtedly.
6) Money - musical time changing is worhty; singing and playing are outstanding.
7) Us and them - best track in the album, one of the best Floyd's songs. Saxophone (an instrument I don't like too much) supplies a perfect backing and impressive solo segment.
8) Any colour you like - a relax after the emotional previous track.
9) Brain damage - dramatic and funny too, a very amusing song.
10) Eclipse - an ok ending, a sum of all album effort.

A great production, clearly an excellent addition to any prog (or music) collection. Total: 4 stars.

Atkingani | 4/5 |

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