Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Discussions about Pink Floyd and Solo Official Album CDs and DVDs.

Rate This Album

5 - Best
13
9%
4
29
21%
3
39
28%
2
26
19%
1- Worst
31
22%
 
Total votes: 138

Bumr50
Axe
Axe
Posts: 47
Joined: Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:47 pm
Gender: Male

Re: Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Post by Bumr50 »

Transition album with ups and downs. I like the songs that everyone else does, sort of put up with the other ones.

I don't think I've heard this before, and I'm sure EVERYONE will disagree with me, but 'Yet Another Movie' is a pretty ethereal track, even though the Floyd didn't arrange it.

There. True confession. [-o<
User avatar
MattAShine
Axe
Axe
Posts: 33
Joined: Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:42 am
Gender: Male

Re: Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Post by MattAShine »

Every Roger Waters-worshiping cell in my body and soul reject the words I am about to type: I like the album.

Damn that was like taking an emotional shit, but it's true. A New Machine and Yet Another Movie are unlistenable, but Signs of Life, LTF, One Slip, Terminal Frost, OTTA and Sorrow... I like it. Even Dogs of War I can find myself enjoying occasionally (once every few years).

Sorrow was definitely improved on PULSE, as well as a number of the songs on Delicate Sound of Thunder (OTTA, etc), but the studio version isn't as bad either.

In fact, I like this album MUCH better than Division Bell. I can't stand that one. So much so that I gave the CD away and refuse to get digital copies.
User avatar
ddebil
Supreme Lord!
Supreme Lord!
Posts: 9075
Joined: Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:40 pm
Location: Truly gone ddebilfishing

Re: Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Post by ddebil »

I like it. 3.5
User avatar
jtull
Supreme Judge!
Supreme Judge!
Posts: 3354
Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:55 pm
Gender: Male

Re: Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Post by jtull »

ddebil wrote:I like it. 3.5
I don't like it. 1.5

:D
User avatar
ddebil
Supreme Lord!
Supreme Lord!
Posts: 9075
Joined: Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:40 pm
Location: Truly gone ddebilfishing

Re: Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Post by ddebil »

Let's split the difference. :D
User avatar
JackRegan
Knife
Knife
Posts: 432
Joined: Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:02 am
Gender: Male
Location: Flying Squad, a branch of the Metropolitan Police

Re: Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Post by JackRegan »

I like it. But it sounds way better when played Live, especially few soundboard boots that i have.
User avatar
moom
Supreme Lord!
Supreme Lord!
Posts: 15156
Joined: Wed Aug 25, 2004 2:41 pm
Gender: Male
Location: Dylan Moran as Bernie, in whom Ray Davies meets Pete Doherty. Otherwise, Tallinn, Estonia.

Re: Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Post by moom »

ddebil wrote:Let's split the difference. :D
2,5 :D
User avatar
mastaflatch
Knife
Knife
Posts: 482
Joined: Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:17 am
Gender: Male
Location: québec

Re: Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Post by mastaflatch »

funny how YAM may be my favourite song off that shameful album.
User avatar
JackRegan
Knife
Knife
Posts: 432
Joined: Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:02 am
Gender: Male
Location: Flying Squad, a branch of the Metropolitan Police

Re: Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Post by JackRegan »

mastaflatch wrote:funny how YAM may be my favourite song off that shameful album.
Not shameful at all, only problem is the 80's production.
User avatar
lostplay
Judge!
Judge!
Posts: 1503
Joined: Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:11 pm

Re: Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Post by lostplay »

I have a trance remix AMLOR and it sounds decent ... THE ALBUM ITSELF
really has not passed any test of time. Most PF news stories don't even include AMLOR in the album line up . DAVID wanted to cash in and he did , I saw 4 of these waterless shows . The 87 ones were real crap sounding with amazing light.
David when he plays what he loves is the best blues axe man living.

not one of my floyd friends ever even plays this .

sad footnote to david and nick



9
User avatar
David Smith
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 7074
Joined: Thu Jul 11, 2002 12:54 pm
Location: Edinburgh or Aberdeen depending on the time of year

Re: Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Post by David Smith »

lostplay wrote:I saw 4 of these waterless shows
At the time did they seem really good? Or even as you watched was there a kind of feeling of 'this isn't the pink floyd i'm a fan of' etc? I'm curious about if the lowering in quality of floyd gigs is realized retrospectively, and they seem really good on the night, or if they feel a bit of a let-down at the time
User avatar
Massed Gadgets
Supreme Lord!
Supreme Lord!
Posts: 4992
Joined: Thu Feb 24, 2005 8:16 am
Location: Take it easy, man

Re: Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Post by Massed Gadgets »

I saw them on the opening night of the AMLOR Tour. I'd never seen PF before, though I had seen solo Roger Waters (PACOHH Tour) and David Gilmour (AF Tour). I can tell you from my point of view, I was disappointed that night. I found their performance of Echoes to be awkward and rigid (not to mention anti-climactic, considering that's what they opened with). Everything was geared to gigantic spectacle, with an enormous lightshow, where the music seemed almost secondary, and they plodded through a selection of their mid-70's hits. The live performance of AMLOR (and they played the entire album) was just a boring as listening to the album itself. I almost fell asleep. Even the encore didn't spruce up my spirits as their song selection was totally predictable and uninspired. So yeah, I came home from that show disappointed, so much so that I didn't bother going to see them on the DB Tour. I enjoyed the two solo shows I'd seen before much more and really enjoyed Roger's solo show of a couple of years ago far more (didn't catch David's, though I wish I had).
User avatar
JackRegan
Knife
Knife
Posts: 432
Joined: Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:02 am
Gender: Male
Location: Flying Squad, a branch of the Metropolitan Police

Re: Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Post by JackRegan »

lostplay wrote:Most PF news stories don't even include AMLOR in the album line up .
Example please?
Massed Gadgets wrote: Everything was geared to gigantic spectacle, with an enormous lightshow, where the music seemed almost secondary.
Like The Wall shows?
User avatar
Stephen
Supreme Lord!
Supreme Lord!
Posts: 9202
Joined: Mon Apr 21, 2003 6:08 pm
Gender: Male
Location: Cheshire

Re: Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Post by Stephen »

lostplay wrote:I have a trance remix AMLOR and it sounds decent ...
I agree. Some of those trance ones are quite good, others not so.
User avatar
danielcaux
Supreme Judge!
Supreme Judge!
Posts: 2546
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:25 am
Location: Abya Yala

Re: Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Post by danielcaux »

JackRegan wrote:
Massed Gadgets wrote: Everything was geared to gigantic spectacle, with an enormous lightshow, where the music seemed almost secondary.
Like The Wall shows?
No, quite the opposite. The Wall shows were all about concept, not spectacle. The music and the theatrics worked in tandem to tell a story and make an artistic point.

The AMLoR shows were designed just to entertain the masses, and get rich at it.