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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.60 | 4171 ratings

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5 stars It seems like everything possible has been said about this album. Perfect, a work of a genius, immortal as the moon, dark as the night. What haven't been said about the brilliant production, the perfect tunes, the efficient effects & the strict finish. After hearing every compliment possible, PF really don't need me to be their criticizer, but still - here are my two pennies:

"Dark Side Of The Moon" is a soundtrack of a lifetime. As the time ticks out, the money that we chase, the insanity that we fear of, the forlorness of the human excistence inside this wide space. Waters' writing is surely sharper than ever and the production is planned till the last bit. Some components of this album are so imprinted in our memory, such as the clock ticking, the cashier effect (that became so popular, ironically, in economy shows...), Claire Torry's shouts, the crazy laughters of some studio engineers - all of them are soaked in the collective memory of PF & music fans throughout the world. This is surely the most famous prog record, and i can say that "DSOTM" was a turning point in the evolution of the music industry, in Great Britain as well as in the world.

Listening to "Money", the greatest hit from the album, it's pretty ironic - when you think about the way that Gilmour protests against the same things that he stands for today: cause in 1973, it's easy to protest against the system, but i guess that after so much years of success and packed stadiums, you can easily became of the same system; considering that these revolutioners are now having car collections (like Nick Mason) and spending their time on Yachts & concorde planes. Although it is still a marvellous album it's still hard to see that those great artists don't stay comitted to their statements & beliefs.

My favorite tracks are two: First - "Us & Them", a song that fits incredibly to everyone's soundtrack, and is still on mine. Great text by Waters, that is simple but yet so exact. A great track musically as well... My second favorite is without a doubt "The Great Gig In The Sky" - which is, like "us & them", a great musical track, brilliant chords used by Richard Wright. I think that both of these two are definitely symphonic prog that are typical on this album and also on some parts of "Wish U Were Here" & "The Wall".

So even though the money wasn't so good for the Floyds (aspecially during "The Wall" era), and they behave today like braggart dinosaurs (specially Waters). Even though the relation to the album has gone way out of proportion, Even though it's still hard to explain why so many people are still connected to this album so deeply, considering that it still sold in the original price (33 years after the first release!!), Even though Waters is still making good amount of money from this album (In worldwide tours), And even though some claim that is not a prog record (Well, i guess when a record is successfull, it's not prog anymore, huh?..), and even though many people has said it before - il'l give it 5 stars. just because it worth it.

Open-Mind | 5/5 |


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