Pink Floyd - The Wall

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Rate This Album

5 - Best
69
55%
4
30
24%
3
14
11%
2
5
4%
1 - Worst
7
6%
 
Total votes: 125

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Re: Pink Floyd - The Wall

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The Gunner's Dream wrote:A great album, although the 4th side does tend to wallow too much in bombast and dreariness for me.
I was going to be unkinder about that Side 4, but I think that is fair comment.

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Each side of "The Wall" has it's ups and downs. I sometimes skip most of Side 3.

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Its good - its the end of an era - its the forth side of the trilogy :D upto and including Animals the music was more important than the words on this album its 50/50 and on the final cut the words are now more important than the music

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Yeah...then you get to AMLOR and TDB and neither one is particularly important anymore. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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mosespa wrote:Yeah...then you get to AMLOR and TDB and neither one is particularly important anymore. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Ah yeah :lol:

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Because of this album I really started listening to Pink Floyd. I mean, before that I was listening a lot to WYWH and DSOTM, but only after the Wall I really got into it.
Now I don't play it a lot, I prefer other albums and pieces, but the Wall sits somewhere inside me.

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Never liked The Wall. I was in high school when it came out the same month as Duke by Genesis. I bought Duke. I still have that. I've never owned The Wall but lots of my friends and roomates have. I've only listened to it all the way through once and that was enough torture.

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well, it´s better than Final Cut. I rather listen Luther Wright & The Wrongs covers, they can play country/bluegrass music with a right attitude !

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5/5

Floyd remains relevant into the 80's. Very relevant for some. Millions, actually.
This album is mysterious and incredible when you first hear it. Before you over-analyze it. Before you read the Waters interview where he explains it track by track. It was better before I over analyzed it and read the interview, for sure. But still, it's Pink Floyd The Wall.

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To quite loosely paraphrase critic Robert Christgau's comment on the Stones' Exile.

"The Wall is the most disjointed, incoherent, whiny, self-indulgent narcissistic train wreck ever wedded to vinyl. A+"

Quite simply, there's nothing else like it. May not be my favorite album ever, but it's certainly the double album I've listened to straight through more than any other.

True story: one of my college buddies always liked to record the B sides of his vinyl albums onto cassette first for some reason, then do the A side second. So one day he puts on The Wall, and out comes Goodbye Blue Sky . . .

"What the fuck?" I say. "Oh, the side B thing. But this is The Wall. You can't do that."

"Sure I can," he says. "Why not?"

"Because it's The fucking Wall," I fume. "You'll ruin it."

He laughs, and snickers.

Enraged, I jumped up, ripped out the tape, flung it out the dorm window, and ran out the door. I return with another cassette.

"Here take mine," I said. "I have two more. And listen to it right from now on, asshole."

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Was that room mate named Quentin Tarantino? :lol:

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I think that if you have an understanding of the post war mentality of The Wall it helps to enjoy the depth of the despair that so apparent throughout the entire work.

I had a friend who had never heard it, we were sitting on the patio when the part with the helicopter came on, he jumped out of his chair and dashed off into the woods. It gave me some new insight into his character, to say the least.

I love The Wall. Especially when bad things are happening in my life, it always seems to comfort me. 8)

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mosespa wrote:Was that room mate named Quentin Tarantino? :lol:
Reference lost on me. The only of his movies I saw was Pulp Fiction.

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Re: Pink Floyd - The Wall

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what was the chronological sequence of events in Pulp Fiction?
actually The Wall is kind of like that, even if you play the sides in the right order
flashbacks within flashbacks with perhaps only two or three songs set in "the present"

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Re: Pink Floyd - The Wall

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Oh right. I remember now. Carry on.