Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason

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5 - Best
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3
35
28%
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Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Post by Keith Jordan » Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:20 am

This thread is to discuss Pink Floyd's A Momentary Lapse of Reason and is linked to from the Pink Floyd Discography section.

Feel free to discuss the album!

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01. Signs Of Life
02. Learning To Fly
03. The Dogs Of War
04. One Slip
05. On The Turning Away
06. Yet Another Movie
07. Round And Around
08. A New Machine (Part 1)
09. Terminal Frost
10. A New Machine (Part 2)
11. Sorrow

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Re: Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Post by mosespa » Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:22 am

I see no reason to listen to this album past "On The Turning Away."

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Re: Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Post by Keith Jordan » Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:30 am

I like the sax solo in Terminal Frost! 8)

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Re: Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Post by Twid » Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:46 am

I Love Sorrow

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Re: Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Post by Real Pink in the Inside » Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:42 am

"Terminal Frost" has a few fleeting moments of ear candy; other than that, it's total crap.

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Re: Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Post by moom » Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:29 am

The New Machines and Sorrow keep me from givin full marks.

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Re: Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Post by snifferdog » Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:03 pm

I don't hate this as much as other Pink Floyd fans do. It's not a masterpiece by any means but a few of the tracks from this I do listen to. Not the Dogs of War though - it's a horrible track.

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Re: Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Post by Eclipse » Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:56 pm

It is a good album, but those A New Machine tracks and One Slip make me think "what the hell was Gilmour thinking?". The 80's production never pleased me either.

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Re: Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Post by Duckboy » Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:19 am

moom wrote:The New Machines and Sorrow keep me from givin full marks.
Sorrow is the only track i listen to on purpose from this album

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Re: Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Post by danielcaux » Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:17 am

First Floyd "as a dinosaur" album in my opinion. Totally irrelevant and unnecesary. A mere comercial product with a couple of nice bits of music inserted here and there. Great cover though.

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Re: Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Post by moom » Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:07 am

Duckboy wrote:
moom wrote:The New Machines and Sorrow keep me from givin full marks.
Sorrow is the only track i listen to on purpose from this album
:lol:

I can rarely stand Gilmour's opening guitar. It's too much overdriven.

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Re: Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Post by David Smith » Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:19 pm

I like On The Turning Away but that's about it.

Actually the opening instrumental Signs of Life is pretty nice too

One Slip i can listen to aswell (and that's only the vocal performance on an otherwise poor song)

But little else

A New Machine through Terminal Frost (the most boring track ever written) to A New Machine part 2 is probably my least favourite run of songs from any Pink Floyd album. Stunningly bad. If i was Gilmour i would have thought twice about making this my first album in charge of Pink Floyd as it simply doesn't compare to any of the back catelogue barring perhaps the studio part of Umma Gumma. The album just sounds far too periodic and very unfloydian. I'm glad Dave followed it up or we'd have this monstrosity of an album as the final piece in the band's career

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Re: Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Post by harmacre » Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:30 pm

Aw I love this album but I suppose it's because it's the first one I heard. Always play it right to the end when I listen to it. Nothing wrong with New Machine to my ears but it's not the best song on the album.

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Re: Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Post by Faint » Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:10 pm

mosespa wrote:I see no reason to listen to this album past "On The Turning Away."
I see no reason to listen to this album past "Learning to Fly." :-;

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Re: Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Post by ddebil » Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:19 pm

Nor do I, if you play it in reverse order. :-;