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THE WALL

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.09 | 2975 ratings

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toolis
5 stars I've seen that most of you guys respectfully prefer 4 or in some cases 5 (including Meddle) other Floyd albums.I can only think of two reasons why this happens: One, you didn't spend much time with it. Two, you spent way much time with it.

What i'm trying to say here is that 'The Wall' is us. It's you, it's me, it's everybody. It's your fears, your complexes, your childhood, your nightmares, your lusts...All of these short themes are the fragments of your life... just put the pieces together...So, for those of you who just heard it and immediately compared it with WYWH or DSOTM, of course you thought it was worse.. It takes a lifetime for someone to discover (or not..) himself, imagine how long it takes to do that via someone else's work... For those of you who spent a looot of time with it, it's natural to have hated it..i have too... i mean, it tottaly got in me, swallowed me from the inside and then threw me up along with all the s**t a human soul can hide in...

Plus, i believe that at that time, Waters crossed the line between insanity and genius... If Geoff Tate spent some time in a psychiatric clinic after recording Operation : Mindcrime because he got into his characters, Roger Waters must have the presidential suite of the clinic reserved for life...

In addition to that, as far as the tour is concerned, we are probably talking about the best art work, light show and live performance ever... Ironically, during the tour, even though all shows (only 29 shows, if i remember correctly,due to the cost of the stage show...) were sold out, it was just the trend that lead all those people to watch the show and not appreciation of the work (Floyd were the hottest act then) just as today...

But, wait a minute, this is about music we are talking about...What about it? Well, this is the album with the best Gilmour song (Comfortably Numb) and probably his best guitar work ever... It has the most recognizable riff ever (Another Brick In The Wall), hard rock dynamites, beautiful preludes and ballads, theatrical pieces and generally whatever a music fan asks...

To sum up, 'The Wall' is not something for you to buy or not, to accept or not, to criticize, to rate... It's something for you to experience to your very core, and haunt you till the day you die... It's Roger's soul spilled at your feet...If you don't like it, just leave it to its existence... Maybe, it should just be in the PA as a simple mention to Floyd's history... Can you rate paintings like 'Guernica'? Books like 'War And Peace'? Then don't rate 'The Wall'... Simple as that...

toolis | 5/5 |

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