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A MOMENTARY LAPSE OF REASON

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.04 | 1153 ratings

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7headedchicken
4 stars There are 4 songs on A Momentary Lapse of Reason that I really, really like a lot. The first song, "Signs Of Life" opens up with some very convincing atmospheric canoe sounds that really take me to a peaceful lake in the middle of nowhere, then leads into a nicely moody guitar and synth soundscape somewhat reminiscient of the beggining of "Shine On You Crazy Diamond." There are some very cool guitar tones and accents in this song. "Learning To Fly" is a very effective tale of exactly what the title says, with a very simple but fitting melody, and one of the coolest snare drums sounds ever. "One Slip..." is an interesting take on a love story, or making love, or something like that, and it has some very energetic, exciting music, inluding a great bass part from Tony Levin. "On The Turning Away" is a great world anthem with wonderful lyrics that everyone on our planet should take a listen to. The rest of the album is good, but I wouldn't put it up there with some of the band's other stuff... still good, though. "Sorrow" has some killer guitar playing, and "Terminal Frost" is as good as piece of contemporary new age as any from that time, except a little better, since it has Gilmour's leads (unless you're listening to the DYOL version, that is.) All in all, a worthwhile release that also marked a significant leap forward in David Gilmour's singing, which was by now, truly beautiful.
7headedchicken | 4/5 |

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