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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.07 | 1729 ratings

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The Quiet One
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3 stars What's Pink Floyd without Roger Waters? Well, more Floydish

A Momentary Lapse of Reason is often looked as a Gilmour solo album, which I disagree or tend to reach to a logical conclusion, in which if someone considers this as a Gilmour solo project, then why consider The Final Cut, which is written in it's entirety by Roger Waters, be Pink Floyd? Either both are Pink Floyd or both are solo albums with Pink Floyd as their moniker, don't you think?

A Momentary Lapse of Reason is also said to be light, pop, radio friendly, and so on. I can't help to disagree more, I mean songs like Signs of Life, Sorrow, Yet Another Movie, Dogs of War, I really can't hear any radio-friendly or light-hearted on those songs, on the contrary, they're pretty somber to your usual Gilmour-aspect, and I can also say that they're quite prog-esque if you don't mind the 80's sound and can deal that the Dark Side of the Moon-period is gone. I won't ommit the fact that this album does have radio-friendly songs like the popular Learning to Fly and One Slip, both up-lifting but still both carry that Floyd(at least Gilmour) touch that makes it so recognisable such as Money and Another Brick in the Wall, and definitely making up a great enjoyment.

I must also point out the great vast of musicians that participate in this album(maybe another reason for those who consider this a Gilmour solo project, which in that case I can just say that Pink Floyd needed a bass player, a saxophone play and a keyboard player, and ended up bringing quite a lot of them), which makes this album to have such a sophisticated sound like almost every Floyd album, excluding The Wall and The Final Cut.

As a conclusion I must say that A Momentary Lapse of Reason achieves to be a very good album for Pink Floyd standards, not essential, yet highly enjoyable and recomended for the Pink Floyd fan who enjoys their style of music and doesn't worry for the complexity or things of the sort. I'm really not sure what's not Floyd of this album and The Division Bell.

3.5 stars.

The Quiet One | 3/5 |


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