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THE FINAL CUT

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.18 | 1741 ratings

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Open-Mind
3 stars In soccer, they say a team cannot be built on one player. Sometimes, it seems this phrase can fit also in music. "The Final Cut", the last Pink Floyd album featuring Roger Waters, is a perfect example. The title is almost wrong, because it ain't really a PF album, it's more of a Roger Waters album. If on "The Wall" you could still hear Gilmour's touch, in "The Final Cut" even that doesn't exist.

Ironically, maybe the commercial success of "The Wall" was such of a trojan horse, because that's what broke the inner-band relationship, and at the bottom line - lead to the break-up. Waters simply took over PF, and when of his steps was to fire Richard Wright, which was a symbol to his regime.

The album is average minus, but it still has it's highlights: for example, "The Fletcher Memorial Home" - which speaks about Waters's father, who died in WW2. An emotional song, an maybe one of the last times when you can hear Gilmour & Waters together. I can also bring up "The Gunners Dream", which like "Fletcher Memorial" is an emotional song, which includes a very exciting saxophone solo. Both of them still keeps the respect PF has, a sort of a light in the end of the tunnel (but this album may have been the train... :))

To be urnest, this is no great PF moment that every fan carries with himself. The beginning of the end for a great band, is heard and felt when you hear the music of "The Final Cut". 3 stars will be enough.

Open-Mind | 3/5 |

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