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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

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East of Lyra
5 stars Ah, Dark Side of the Moon. The album which essentially introduced me to progressive rock. In my opinion, there's no better starting place. There has been a lot said about it in the previous reviews, so I'll try to add my personal experiences to the review as well.

Often defined as a concept album, the genius of the concept is that it's fairly ambiguous, and allows us to make our own interpretations of what the concept might be. My favourite interpretation is that it's a journey through life; from birth ('Speak to Me/Breathe') to death ('Eclipse') - And all the things along the way which can drive us to madness (Time passing us by in 'Time', the pressures of money-driven capitalism in 'Money' and our high speed world in 'On the Run'.)

Lyrically, this album is among the best. Waters really established himself with this album, writing thought provoking lyrics which anybody could relate to. Particularly 'Time' stands out lyrically, a memento mori which reflects on our existence beautifully. Gilmour's solo in this song is utterly spine-chilling and among his best. This song particularly is special for me, as it was probably amongst the first prog songs that I heard, and to this day remains as one of my all-time favourite songs.

A masterpiece. If you don't already own it, you certainly should.

East of Lyra | 5/5 |


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