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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.09 | 2859 ratings

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4 stars In 1979, Pink Floyd has released their revolutionary album, "The Wall". Only the people who witnessed to hear this album, knew what everyone knew back then: music will never be the same again.

But as "The Wall" turned Pink Floyd to a "Stadium Monster", and gave them the place in history as a milestone that changed the face of the music, it has started the break-up between the members, and this was the beginning of the end of Pink Floyd.

"The Wall" is so special, because it was a rule-breaker. It is a story, based on music. perhaps that's the reason it's one of the only albums that was an inspiration to a movie (In the same name, by Allan Parker - 1982). The idea behind the album is to really speak about the walls between ourselves, and these are the walls we should "tear down".

My favorite tracks of "The Wall" are many, but if i have to choose two of them, il'l choose "Comfortably Numb" - one of the first Pink Floyd songs i've ever heard, and from the first moment i've heard it - it just couldn't get out of my head. Extra-ordinary writing, who can really tell what it feels like to be helpless. To tell the truth, it's really hard to express in words what i feel about this song, you should just hear it to believe it. Simply, one of the few songs i can ever call them "Perfect". My second favorite track, is "Nobody Home". A Waters-style ballad, that can really remind you of a lonley home. It talks about being alone, and how it's can destroy you.

To conclude this review, i believe "The Wall" is an important prog release, but it's not perfect. In my opinion, "Dark Side Of The Moon" & "Wish You Were Here" are better, because it's simply a Waters album, with a few Gilmour touches - but not more than that. 4 stars will be enough.

Open-Mind | 4/5 |


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