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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.75 | 2115 ratings

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4 stars The Division Bell... Pink Floyd's last album, and a great one at that.

For people who listen to Pink Floyd because they like classic rock, this one won't really do it for them, but for those who are looking for the progressive side of Pink Floyd, it is here. This general feeling of surreal progressive sounds has been noticeably absent from Pink Floyd since Wish You Were Here (particularly, Shine on You crazy Diamond) and it makes an incredible revival here.

Many people don't like A Momentary Lapse of Reason... I don't know why, I like it... but then again, it might be because it was like 90 percent David Gilmour, and not really Pink Floyd. In the Division Bell, Richard Wright helps out, Gilmour writes memorable surreal tunes of many different styles from Blues Rock, Classical, Jazzy stuff, ambient pieces, and even U2 type rock... The song take it back reminds me somewhat of Where the Streets have no Name.

No, there are no 20 minute epics on this album, but it is certainly progressive. It's not very mainstream at all, they've returned to their progressive roots, now with the overpowering influence of Roger Waters gone.

This is a great album. A little bit slow for some people, but I love it. It's an excellent addition to any prog music collection.

HammerOfPink | 4/5 |


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