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THE WALL

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.05 | 2096 ratings

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5 stars The Wall is the best of the Pink Floyd albums! The Wall is a double album really well made: Roger Waters is the genius behind that! He is able to put orchestral arrangements in his stuff to produce an outstanding serious rock chef d'oeuvre. Waters doesn't care about the technical performance of rapid and complex progressive moods. He produces a really accessible and addictive record.

He rather does in the smooth, relax, moving, serious arrangements for a classical rock theme, which, in fact, is very pleasant to hear because it is professionally made. David Gilmour plays pleasant and emotional solos, and he has a solid sense of catchy acoustic and electric rhythmic guitars arrangements here. Wright's keyboards are more merged with the overall music, and they often consist in delicate piano, ambient organ parts and mellow effects: with the omnipresent orchestral arrangements, the keyboards occupy a less substantial part in the music, or at least they are more discreet. Subtle & special sounds, like explosions, conversations, phone tonalities, fanatic crowds, closing doors , birds sound emulation, TV movie sounds, passing cars, playing children, helicopter, steps, among others, are present more than ever.

The Wall is not a complex music; the album must be seen as a whole, because it has a real story to transmit. It sometimes happens that music has not to be complex to be excellent; simple music can be good or very good, but you have to be a genius like Waters to create EXCELLENT simple music!!

Roger Waters is a genius in a certain way, and he still proves it with his outstanding solo album "Amused to death", which may be considered as "The Wall part 2".

EXTREMELY RECOMMENDED!

greenback | 5/5 |

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