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DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.59 | 3043 ratings

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Prog-OrioN
5 stars It's hard to describe this masterpiece. Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon is one of the best albums made on the face of this planet. Simply brilliant. IMO it's the best album Pink Floyd has ever made. And of course, one of the best concept albums ever recorded.

Well, the album starts with heartbeats... the beginning track "Speak To Me" features no instrument, but only samples of the other tracks to come. Clock's ticking... Slot machine working... A man complaining about being mad for so many years... For me, "Speak To Me" brings a quick look over the album's innovative ideas.

"Breathe" is a relaxing and great song, represents birth IMO. Very nice combination of guitars and keyboards. The lyrics are the key to this song..."All you touch and all you see, is all your life will ever be...". A warning, maybe?

"On The Run" is a strange track, synth heavy. I always had an issue finding out what this track means. The first thing flowed in my mind, was rushing in doing stuff. But the next song says something differently. Still, this song is powerful.

"Time" starts with the clocks ticking.A very catchy melody, again the lyrics are very important. One of my personal favorite songs, with Gilmour executing one of his sweetest guitar solos. The title and lyrics says it all about this wonderful song.

"The Great Gig In The Sky" is just WOW! Richard Wright doing some excellent piano work, and Claire Torry's vocals fit perfectly to this song. Highlight of the album. This one represents the fear from death, as in line "And I'm not frightened of dying... anytime will do, I don't mind..."

"Money" is the album's lead single, recorded in an odd 7/8 signature. The slot machine beginning, the "I was in the right" part at the end and the sax-guitar solo is the highlight of this song. The song's title says it all, again.

"Us And Them" is a very sad song. Saxes, Guitars and Pianos are awesome on this one. The lyrics are about war, and political issues, maybe? A very beautiful song. "'Haven't you heard, It's a battle of words!' The poster bearer cried"

"Any Color You Like" is my favorite song from this album. Very pleasant. A sweet, short instrumental track with a GREAT keyboard and guitar solo. This song deals with the lack of choice humans have in a society.

"Brain Damage" and "Eclipse" are the two final tracks of the album, lunacy and death, the last straw in one's life. Once again the tunes are just great. The lyrics on brain damage are also telling the story of Barret, and how he sadly turned slowly mad. "Eclipse" is one of the best album-closers of all time. The last line..."But the sun is eclipsed by the moon" and the heartbeat, mark the end of a journey, a life, an album.

Overall: Solid 10/10. A true masterpiece, and the first album that got me into Prog, It's hard not to enjoy this album.

Prog-OrioN | 5/5 |

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