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THE DIVISION BELL

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.74 | 2286 ratings

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taylanbil
3 stars Division Bell is by far the better album of Floyd's post Waters era. But still, I don't think it's good enough. It's enjoyable, but nowhere near a masterpiece.

The best tracks are Poles Apart and Marooned. High Hopes is highly rated by many, but I think it's too cliché. I've heard somewhere that they had to cut "Marooned" short, because of time constraints on the album. If that's true, this is the biggest mistake in the production of the album, for I would just exchange the whole album for an extended 60 minutes "Marooned", not that it is possible, but they could have removed one or two tracks to be replaced by the prolonging of Marooned.

At this point, I want to say that Dvision Bell's music doesn't qualify as progressive. It's still Gilmour influenced songs, mainly based around sensitive guitar themes, but no complexity or variations. It's the road Floyd took after The Wall, but it simply doesn't do it for me and I don't think this kind of music can ever match their early work. But still, wouldn't hurt if it was in your collection.

taylanbil | 3/5 |

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