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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.80 | 88 ratings

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Andy Webb
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3 stars Dark side of the single

Dark Side of the Moon is hailed in virtually every rock circle as one of the greatest rock albums in music history, and understandably. The album is essentially perfect, with every aspect of the album fitting together in a wonderfully perfect way. The album shot up the charts and stayed there for an unprecedented 741 weeks. However, this isn't the album, is it? This is a single, a re-release of one of the more popular tracks off the album, Money. Oddly, this single was released after the actual album was released. Of course, these tracks (Any Colour You Like is the B-side) are spectacular, able to hold their own without the support of the rest of the album, but overall these two tracks are infinitely better with the ebb and flow of the music of the full length there to exacerbate the beauty of Pink Floyd's psychedelic mastery.

I can't help but assume this single was released to milk more money out of Floyd's massively successful album sales, as well as to get more radios to play the music. Although this is normal capitalistic measures, I find it hugely ironic that they chose the song "Money" as the single, a song whose concept revolves around greed. To promote anti-greed, they need to be greedy. Funny.

Overall, however, these tracks are obviously good. They come off one of the best albums in music history, and although they are missing from their natural habitat, they are decent alone. 3 stars.

Andy Webb | 3/5 |


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