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A MOMENTARY LAPSE OF REASON

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.05 | 1168 ratings

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3 stars Well, one good thing I can say of this album is Roger WATERS isn't around anymore, so no more "I hate the world" type of lyrics like you find on "The Wall" and "The Final Cut". Still the band isn't really a band, although Richard WRIGHT had returned, he still hadn't got full billing, and they were still using tons of studio musicians. They even had Tony LEVIN (who was best known for playing for Peter GABRIEL and the 1980s version of KING CRIMSON) fill in for Roger WATERS in the bass department (although given this is LEVIN, he also used the Chapman Stick on this album). The album only featured pictures of David GILMOUR and Nick MASON. And basically you can better pass it off as a GILMOUR solo album (even though officially, his last solo album was "About Face" released at the beginning of 1984).

But the music, for the most part, fails to excite me. Pretty generic late '80s fare, with the big drums and digital synthesizers, in that stereotypical "big arena rock" sound. Still the band was able to fill up stadiums and arenas at this point, but by this point, many nightclubs and planetariums across America started "Pink Floyd with laser light" shows which has turned in to a real bad cliché. Yeah, a couple songs do stick out, like "Signs of Life" and "Yet Another Movie", but that's it. The rest is basically give or take.

Proghead | 3/5 |

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