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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.06 | 1744 ratings

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Frankie Flowers
4 stars A Momentary Lapse of Reason is impressive and features some excellent musical moments. This is a far cry from the incredibly written works with Roger Waters and despite what happened with the band behind the scenes, I did miss his influence initially. Having said that, it's well worth getting into this stuff. For me, there's something about this new sound. It may be ligher and more accessible than before but there's still a great deal of intensity in the words and music.

The opening instrumental track is one personal favourite. It's quite mysterious with effects of plodding movement through water giving way to some chilling keyboards. It reminds me of some moments from the "Animals" album. All of the songs on this release are really good. "Learning to Fly" is a charming song and quite uplifting. "Turning Away" has a lot of magic too, all about man's lack of concern for his fellow man. It features some amazing guitar work by Gilmour. Other favourites are the title track and the moody "Terminal "Frost". The album closes out nicely with "Sorrow". This is the most emotionally compelling song on the album, and it opens with David Gilmour doing what he does best.

As I said, this relese is very different to what had come before. It might not be the Pink Floyd many listeners love the best but it's Pink Floyd nonetheless. David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and Richard Wright revived this group when many thought it was dead and buried, and their own distinctive musical creations introduced a new generation of fans to the magic that is, was, and always will be Pink Floyd. Four solid stars.

Frankie Flowers | 4/5 |


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