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Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse Of Reason CD (album) cover

A MOMENTARY LAPSE OF REASON

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.06 | 1602 ratings

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zaxx
4 stars Many 1-3 stars ratings for this album... Well considering that it has been released in 1987 and not in the 70s, I consider that it is a good pop/rock album. Fans of the old prog sound will be disappointed of course... For sure it sounds like a David Gilmour solo album - Nick Mason didn't contribute to the songwriting and Richard Wright isn't even mentioned as a full time member. Still I find it good.

"Signs Of Life" is a great intro - mostly keyboard oriented. "Learning To Fly" is a typical pop/rock songs aimed at the radios and the charts. "The Dogs Of War" is a darker track and it gives its full power when played live (see the "Delicate sound of thunder" version). "One Slip" is a typical pop song with a catchy melody. "On The Turning Away" is a beautiful ballad that ends with a great guitar solo - another highlight on this album. "Yet Another Movie" is the most emotional song on the album - very dark - good to listen at night or on a rainy day. "Terminal Frost" is a nice instrumental - classic Gilmour. "Sorrow" is the epic ending track - perfect to close the album. So that's eight great songs... and unfortunately two awful fillers ("A New Machine" parts I and II).

Rating: 80/100

zaxx | 4/5 |

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