Dark Side Of The Moon

A+

 

This album has received probably the most radio attention. It’s a beautiful album. Extremely well organized. It’s one of those albums you can put in and listen to it all the way through without skipping over songs that don’t appeal much. The album starts with a audio outline, Speak To Me, which was arranged by Mason, it eventually breaks into Breathe which is anther powerful lyrical trip by Roger. On The Run, there is that Pink Floyd sound that gave them the un-escapable psychedelic image, this piece was predominately synthesizers. Then Time, probably one of the biggest emotional peaks of the album. Eventually, Richard Wright comes in with, in my opinion, is the best track on the album, The Great Gig In The Sky. The piano is hauntingly accompanied by Clare Torry, moaning viciously along with the song. Money is then introduced. This is as close to rock as Floyd gets on this album. Gilmour, plays an awesome riff, and an amazing solo. Us And Them then sets the pace to take the album to its explosive ending. Syd Barrett’s influence on the band really shows when Brain Damage comes on. The album comes to a very satisfying end with Eclipse. Again Rogers lyrics are superb! This may not be my favorite album, but it does illustrate the unique genius that made Floyd so popular. Alan Parson’s engineering skills are also very evident in this album. This album is very deserving of the A+.

 

  1. a) Speak To Me; B
  2. b) Breathe; A-
  3. Time; A+
  4. The Great Gig In The Sky; A+
  5. Money; B-
  6. Us And Them; A
  7. Any Colour You Like; A-
  8. Brain Damage; A+
  9. Eclipse; A+