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THE DIVISION BELL

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.72 | 1365 ratings

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Chus
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2 stars I don't hate Pink Floyd by any means, and I have to give them credit for being a very imaginative act (in the truest sense of the word "imaginative"... that's what psychedelia is about after all), but they are not the best rock band in history as everyone claims (and the Hall Of Fame as well). They were average musicians with average to limited talent and some edge (when Waters was in, though; Gilmour has none!!). Their best work is arguably "Animals" (I own DSOTM and The Wall, and I don't like them much either), and from that on all they did was uninteresting at best, mediocre at worst.

To the review: after Waters left for good, Gilmour had the very bad idea to carry on with Mason and record "A Momentary Lapse Of Reason" (second worst album by them); and everyone thought they were gone for good after that. Then, the most infamous reformation was planned with Rick Wright returning to his keyboard chair once again, and they recorded "Division Bell" (worst album so far). The difference between these 2 albums is that, while the former was still in a very experimental phase, the latter is so formulaic that falls from cheesy to boring at best, depressing at worse.The songs are so uninteresting that all I hear is pure atmospherics with some studio tricks, but while in their early days they had at least some edge, this has none. 66 minutes of boring atmosphere. The least bad songs here are probably "Marooned" and "Keep Talking" (which has some great female gospel voices). But the rest is depressing and generic Gilmour-Floyd marathon with the same monotonous formula of the previous album.

1.5 stars really!! rounded to 2 stars. not even for fans of Waters-led Pink Floyd

Chus | 2/5 |

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