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DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.59 | 2951 ratings

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imoeng
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5 stars Dark Side Of The Moon

It is funny that the ratings of Pink Floyd's albums are the same with my likeness, this is my second favorite album after Wish You Were Here. Dark Side Of The Moon was released in 1973 and is Pink Floyd's eight studio album. Also, I'm happy that seems my favorite band has the same taste with mine, since Dream Theater has recorded their Dark Side Of The Moon : ).

I will serve you with some other facts related to this album to show the greatness. The first one is Dark Side Of The Moon was on the Billboard 200 for 714 weeks, that equivalent to 14 years. Just imagine, 14 years on the list, at which my dad listen to this album when it was released for the first time. So its like a generation to generation album, lets hope it to stay popular longer. The second is, Dark Side Of The Moon has 15 platinum, yes that is 15, and its not gold, but platinum, such an amazing album. Last but not least, the cover for the album is considered as one of the best CD cover of all time, there is no doubt for me.

The unique thing about the album is, Pink Floyd used many different varieties for the sound effects, from On The Run's scary sound to Money's money "clinging" sound, of course. The album is considered as a concept album, tells us a story about human and the relation with others, other humans and things around us, like Time and Money.

The songs are not that long, in fact, many of them are in "radio length" song, about 3 to 5 minutes. This is probably what made this album so popular, that the songs were (maybe they are still) played on the radio. Other thing to notice is, and just like I have said above, is the use of synthesizers, which is really great at that time, 1973. One of the best song with a synthesizer is On The Run. The sound supposed to be like an airplane crash in the end of the song, and it represents the human's fear about flying. Other thing is, the guitar solos are quite obvious on the songs, and pretty dominate the songs. The style used was kinda blues and jazzy with (of course) progressive rock element.

I just want to highlight some songs here as the songs on this album are rather similar one another, yet each one has different story. On The Run, is the song which has the most sophisticated synthesizer I reckon, an instrumental song, ended with a sound like an aircrash. Time is absolutely a great song, with a really deep feeling, not my number one favorite though (my favorite is The Great Gig In The Sky). The song has a choir sound, and a very beautiful guitar solo with cool drum lines. The Great Gig In The Sky, really a beautiful song, Well its just an instrumental song with a beautiful choir-like vocal, just like Dream Theater's "John And Theresa Solo Spot", but its just simply beautiful and amazing. Us And Them, is pretty a calm song, with a nice sax passage for the intro. "Us, and them. And after all, we're only ordinary men", really nice lyric.

Five stars for this "more than incredible" album. And I believe I don't have to explain it again (read the whole review!! : ). )

Keep On Proggin' In The Free World!!!

imoeng | 5/5 |

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