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As much an aural collage as a straightforward art-rock treatise, the album uses its 43 minutes to link speaking voices, sound effects-heavy musique concrète, a bravura performance by session singer Clare Torry (“The Great Gig in the Sky”), moody existentialist statements (“Time,” “Us and Them”), and a funk-rooted strut (“Money”).
Somehow I hadn’t heard of this album until now and wow. This is a timeless piece of art, I consider myself to be an avid rap fan but something about this LP just kept me listening. The production is ahead of its time for sure and the layered vocals leave me in a trance. I’m going to listen to the rest of Pink Floyd’s discography and see how it compares. This is one of my few albums I would consider a 10/10.
i love this band
I’m only 12 but i wish i lived in the time when rock was popular instead of a bunch of lazy crap. so poetic and beautiful.
Changed The Way I Saw Music
Before I started this album, I never really understood Pink Floyd. I had only truly heard one song, Shine On You Crazy Diamond (because I had started watching JJBA). So, as a start, I purchased the entire album, without knowing what ride I was gonna endure. Soon after listening to the whole album, I wasn’t just satisfied. I was amazed. The album changed my view of music, and on life, and I can never thank it enough.
Formed: 1965 in London, England
Years Active: ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, ’00s, ’10s
Some bands turn into shorthand for a certain sound or style, and Pink Floyd belongs among that elite group. The very name connotes something specific: an elastic, echoing, mind-bending sound that evokes the chasms of space. Pink Floyd grounded that limitless sound with exacting explorations of mundane matters of ego, mind, memory, and heart, touching upon madness, alienation, narcissism, and society on their concept albums of the ’70s. Of these concept albums, Dark Side of the Moon resonated strongest,…