Actually, no. The album was originally intended to be a David Gilmour solo album.The Machman wrote:Err yes it does, because unlike AMLOR which was crafted with ultra-commercial intentions, DSOTM, WYWH and The Wall were hand crafted like a super sophisticated sculpture built with Roger's sweat, blood and tears while Gilmour made this album with the intent of generating massive amounts of revenue so he can whizz off to the nearest Learjet dealer.
And I don't care how many blood, sweat and tears of Waters' went into the "golden trio", my point still stands--Gilmour era Floyd didn't feel the need to match up to the success of those, and they didn't need to. Sure, they could have kept going on after Division Bell, and maybe could have come up with another 15-20 year billboard chart topper, but its not going to happen.
I'm burned out by DSOTM, anyway, as I'm sure a lot of people are.