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DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.59 | 2984 ratings

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OpethGuitarist
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3 stars I've felt in my time here that thisis by far the most overrated album on this site. That being said, it's still a great album and certainly doesn't need any kind of title to it, because everyone already has it or has heard of it in some form. Many people consider WYWH a step down, while I consider it a great leap.

So much of this album screams "fake" to me. Fake not as in they didn't write the music, but rather cheesy with the often disdainful lyrics, no matter how "real" people may perceive them to me. It's not a very complex and in depth album, and only seems to explore things on the surface. While the exploration on the surface is great, it's not enough for me. I don't even know why I would bother to explain the music, as everyone who's on this site has heard it before, but here goes anyway.

Lot's of samples are found from everday life, from ticking clocks to cash registers. This usually servers more as a "side attraction" and is not the central focus of the music. Gilmour plays pretty bluesy in many areas, but the vocals are top notch. And of course, what hasn't been said about the producion, which was so far ahead of its time.

A great album, essential in the sense that every person in the information world has heard about it, but not a great prog album, and certainly not Floyd's best work.

OpethGuitarist | 3/5 |

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