Kerry King wrote: ↑Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:35 am
Kurt Loder, in his widely circulated review, said it was essentially a Waters solo album.
Creem said it makes Waters look "as thick as a brick in the wall" and called it a dull failure.
Guitar World - "This is the death knell for pink floyd"
I know it was said, but given Roger's apparent anonymity when trying to sell tickets the following year - which has always been blamed for the failure of Pros and Cons
and it's tour - it doesn't appear many people read those reviews. I mean, any publicity would have been good publicity, right?
It is hard to fathom - as I mentioned previously, Dark Side
sold roughly four times more than its follow-up, Wish You Were Here
, because expectations were so high; The Wall
sold nearly eight times
more than The Final Cut
, and it was a more expensive double-album. I would think that at least half of the people that bought the big sellers would just automatically buy whatever the band put out next, based on the band name alone - after all, isn't that the alleged reason for A Momentary Lapse of Reason
's success? But that clearly wasn't the case, though it would be interesting to see detailed sales stats of, say, how many copies of The Wall
had been sold when TFC
came out, and how many copies of TFC
sold in that same amount of time, without all of the subsequent decades of reissues, boxed sets, and tours. The Endless River
has already outsold The Final Cut
; I know which one I prefer, but how is that even possible?