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THE WALL

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.09 | 2858 ratings

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FranMuzak
5 stars THIS IS WHERE ALL STARTED

For me, this is a very special album because it was one of my first serius contacts with PF and Prog in general. Because of that i decided to give it my first review as a member of this site, as i just joined today.

I know there´s nothing really new to say about this recording, a masterpiece for some people (including me) and not a big deal for others, but i think no one can deny its influence and importance on prog history.

I remember how hypnotized i was when i listened it for the first time. What Waters and Co. did to me was definitive. Maybe if it was DSOTM could have the same or similar effect on me, but it was The Wall, and i can't say it's better than Dark Side, Animals or WYWH, actually i think all of them are almost in the same level, but because the impact it had on me remains my PF favourite and one of all time.

Also this led me to watch the movie wich also had a big influence on my teenager years, but that's another story(another review). The 5 stars i'm giving it are not only because of the sentimentalism implicit, but definitively because of the combination of all the elements existing here like musicianship, inspiration, writing, production and artwork. Although this is a Roger Waters conception, would´ve not been the same without the contributions of Mason, Wright and specialy Gilmour.

I could say a lot of things about the songs, one by one, but nothing that hasn't been said. I think is more important to apreciate the album as a whole, as the concept it was concieved, with all of its darkness and psycological aspects, hard to understand at once, but amazingly introspective when you get deep into it.

So, in a word : ESSENTIAL.

Viva el Prog!

FranMuzak | 5/5 |

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