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The Wall

Pink Floyd

1979

The Wall

Album Summary

The Wall is the eleventh studio album by the English progressive rock band Pink Floyd, released on 30 November 1979 by Harvest/EMI and Columbia/CBS Records. It is a rock opera that explores Pink, a jaded rock star whose eventual self-imposed isolation from society forms a figurative wall. The album was a commercial success, topping the US charts for 15 weeks and reaching number three in the UK. It initially received mixed reviews from critics, many of whom found it overblown and pretentious, but later received accolades as one of the greatest albums of all time and one of the band's finest works. Bassist Roger Waters conceived The Wall during Pink Floyd's 1977 In The Flesh tour, modelling the character of Pink after himself and former bandmate Syd Barrett. Recording spanned from December 1978 to November 1979. Producer Bob Ezrin helped to refine the concept and bridge tensions during recording, as the band members were struggling with personal and financial issues at the time. The Wall was the last album to feature Pink Floyd as a quartet; keyboardist Richard Wright was fired by Waters during production but stayed on as a salaried musician. Three singles were issued from the album: "Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2" (Pink Floyd's only UK and US number-one single), "Run Like Hell", and "Comfortably Numb". From 1980 to 1981, Pink Floyd performed the full album on a tour that featured elaborate theatrical effects. In 1982, The Wall was adapted into a feature film for which Waters wrote the screenplay. The Wall is one of the best-known concept albums. With over 30 million copies sold, it is the second best-selling album in the band's catalogue (behind The Dark Side of the Moon) and one of the best-selling albums of all time. Some of the outtakes from the recording sessions were used on the group's next album, The Final Cut (1983). In 2000, it was voted number 30 in Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums. In 2003, 2012, and 2020, it was included in Rolling Stone's lists of the greatest albums of all time. From 2010 to 2013, Waters staged a new Wall live tour that became the highest-grossing tour by a solo musician.

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4.17

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Genres

  • Rock
  • Psychedelic Rock
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Fri Mar 26 2021
5

“The Wall” by Pink Floyd (1979) (Superlatives alert!) This concept album is a genre-defining progressive rock opera that became a classic immediately upon its release. It is an exquisite work of art, treating of the theme of individual introspection on a level with Dostoevsky’s “Crime and Punishment”, St. Augustine’s “Confessions”, and the book of Job. Sublimely harnessing all aspects of production, “The Wall” excels in composition, musicianship, engineering, storytelling, and performance. But the album’s power lies in its symbolic exploration of the human psyche, summarized in its central metaphor—traumatic phenomena which are defensively reduced to symbolization as “bricks in the wall”—as the cumulative antisocial and life denying effect of anesthesia, denial, and isolation. While the dramatic vehicle (autobiographical reminiscences of a ‘fictional’ rock star) can be fairly criticized as self indulgent, pretentious, overblown, and narcissistic, “The Wall” shares these features with other introspective works of art. Can one imagine trying to fully understand the works of Van Gogh without a progressive series of his self portraits? In order to come to grips with the human condition, the artist must look inside. And others might be put off by what the artist sees. But does the artist see with clarity? Does the artist see what might also be seen within the viewer/listener? Does the artist see the good, the true, and the beautiful? In “The Wall”, this vision becomes vivid. And it leads to redemption, if only in the discovery of the safe haven of stasis. We are richer, healthier, and more integrated as a result of joining Pink Floyd on the journey. Rock music as art doesn’t get any better than this. Music as art doesn’t get any better than this. Art doesn’t get any better than this. 5/5

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Mon Feb 22 2021
1

Comfortably shit

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Thu Dec 30 2021
3

I’m sure it’s very important and intellectual but here’s a “Concept” for an album: write some songs that I actually want to listen to.

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Sat Mar 06 2021
5

Definitely a big part of my youth. I was captivated by this as a teenager. The fact that there was a film certainly added to the mystique/mythology. Listening to it now still has a strange emotional effect on me. I think it easily holds up as the best rock opera of all time, for me at least. I absolutely love the way it flows and the sound effects that are used throughout. Very cinematic listening experience. Always been a fan of Pink Floyd's experimentation and ever evolving sound. It all sort of culminates here. It always amazes me that they were able to be so successful while being so experimental/conceptual. Their last masterpiece made in the process of their own implosion. In my wildest fantasies RCE would produce something like this.

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Mon Feb 22 2021
1

Shite. Shack eats lamb chops

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Wed May 12 2021
5

For all its grandiosity and self-indulgence, this is an incredibly tight 26 track album. As a concept album, it works commendably well, telling a coherent story throughout and moving through a notably diverse range of musical styles as it does. Some of Pink Floyd's best regarded tracks, like Comfortably Numb and Hey You, but there's so much more to enjoy here, such as the desperately sad yet beautiful 'Nobody Home' or the bombastic opening notes of 'In The Flesh'. Not Pink Floyd's greatest album, but this is their last great album.

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Thu Jan 21 2021
5

One of the greatest albums from one of the greatest bands of all time. Emotive, storytelling, beautiful, everything art rock should be.

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Mon Feb 22 2021
1

its amateur dramatics, shit musical theatre. if i'm going to get my jazz hands out and get into some musical theatre its gonna be meatloaf for his name is robert paulson. so in summary, this album is like regurgitated meatloaf.

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Sun Nov 15 2020
5

Despite a good chunk of this album being ruined due to overexposure via classic rock stations nationwide, The Wall still holds up in its entirety. 5 stars.

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Tue Jan 26 2021
5

What an icon. I am biased, but this is my first 5 star album. Such an explosive piece of history.

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Mon Nov 30 2020
5

Not much to be said about this one. It's one of the greatest albums of all time. Another Brick in the Wall, Comfortably Numb, Hey You, Is There Andybody Out There?... the hits just keep coming on this one. It's an all-time great for a reason.

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Wed Jan 13 2021
5

I have to admit I have never actually listened to the entire album. It was an experience. I'm glad I listened. I also read the album description provided by Apple Music. They had a pretty wild ride.

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Thu Feb 17 2022
5

Genre: Art Rock 5/5 Let me preface with this: I am not a fan of Pink Floyd. In my quest to listen to as much prog rock as possible, I blazed through their entire discography not very long ago, and I was rather disappointed with nearly everything I listened to. However, The Dark Side of the Moon is an unabashed classic, transcending genre, and is one of the all time greats. But this, in my opinion, is Pink Floyd's best album, and one of my all time favorites. The Wall is a tight knit, pop/art-rock opera, focusing more on storytelling in short bursts of musical energy, rather than spending their time indulging in prog epics. It features some of their biggest songs ever. Another Brick in the Wall, Hey You, *and* Comfortably Numb, all genuine classics, are all present here. Roger Waters takes over nearly all songwriting, and it's all really tremendously done. Whichever soundscape he seems to choose here, heavy and drudging, light and sweet, or cold and depressing, Waters hits the mark every time. They nearly go full Boston here. Young Lust sounds like a Tom Scholz ripoff (in a good way). Goodbye Blue Sky does the CSN sound to perfection here as well. Sitting beside Tommy and Metropolis Pt. 2, this is one of the greatest rock operas ever made.

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Mon Aug 16 2021
4

Oh boy, The Wall. I audibly sighed when this came up as the next album. Not that I dislike Pink Floyd in anyway (quite the contrary!), but The Wall is such a behemoth of a thing to tackle. Plus, having heard it before, I need to find the words to explain my feelings about this album. It's difficult, but I'll try. The Wall is impressive. It's Pink Floyd's most ambitious, sweeping work that tackles, sex, drugs, and rock n' roll but in a realistic way. It's not fun or cool or sexy, it's depressing and antisocial. It's a way to cope. It's also a double album, 80 minutes long, and I've got issues with double albums...but alas! We've got music to listen to, not just bemoan about. There's a great flow to the album which helps with pacing and overall structure. There a few what I'll call "bridge songs" that help get the track playlist from point A to B. For example, The Happiest Days of our Lives helps bridge Another Brick in the Wall Part 1 to Part 2. I would be fine with this, but then you have a bunch of great songs that string together without any sort of "bridge songs" (Brick in the Wall Part 2 through to Goodbye Blue Sky is particularly excellent), so it calls into question whether it acts as padding for the album. For what it's worth though, they all string together to form a cohesive story of mental breakdown and eventual isolation. Side 1 and 2 are good at this, making for a solid first half of the album. The second half, in my opinion, isn't nearly as strong. The songs wallow a bit in the depression, which I understand is the point, but they don't quite stack up until it hits Comfortably Numb. This song is so goddamn good. This is a turning point for the rest of the second half (with The Show Must Go On starting side 4) and things really pick up here. In The Flesh! is a great retread of In The Flesh? but now we have more context as to what's happening. It's great storytelling as far as the album goes. This side as a whole is about as climatic as it gets, with a huge build up to The Trial that, eventually, tears down The Wall in a big fashion. For this, we get to take a look around Outside the Wall. It's kind of nice, actually. The soft accordion, the children singing...hey, isn't this where- The Wall is a magnificent piece of work. It's The Goddamn Wall. It also stops itself short of being perfect in more than one way, which kind of hurts because it feels like it should be perfect. It ends up being really good, and that's not a bad thing. It just isn't what I hoped it would be.

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Mon Feb 22 2021
2

Overblown, overlong, overrated and just fucking boring.

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Wed Apr 27 2022
2

Some classics on here but god is it long. Never been in to Pink Floyd and this doesn't change my opinion - self indulgent with occasional decent songs. Some of the vocals are dreadful!

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Fri Mar 11 2022
1

The downward slope after Dark Side Of The Moon was steep. Indulgent and inappropriate, I fail to see how anyone could identify with this album. Definitely not worth the time.

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Fri Jan 29 2021
5

I need more stars to rate it correctly

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Fri Apr 09 2021
5

Gotta be the most excited I've been for an album in this generator. Transition from Happiest Days of Our Lives to Another Brick in the Wall pt. 2 is fucking insane, might be one of the best transitions I've ever heard in an album. Guitar solos in Comfortably Numb are insanely good And it might repeat endlessly?? ahhhhhh Already Saved: Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2 Saved After Listening: Hey You, Comfortably Numb

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Tue Apr 06 2021
5

I am in awe of this album. The atmosphere the spoken word creates is not dissimilar to the way how Moby’s Play can make the listener smile or cry. And then, on top we have these layers of swirling guitars, driven by a powerful lead (particularly In the Flesh and In the Flesh?) which shows itself multiple times throughout the album, and is completely cathartic at the end. Goodbye Blue Sky, Hey You, Comfortably Numb and Mother are other big highlights

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Wed Jul 07 2021
4

I don’t love rock operas, but if you’re going to listen to/watch a rock opera, this is the definitive one IMO. The story of a baby boomer, born during the blitz, raised up in lower class England, to become a rockstar, hit the pitfalls of stardom, to grow old and die. It’s good but Just a little too long winded. I looked at the album thinking I was almost done, nope, not even halfway through. I understand with the movie the skits and interludes make more sense, but there’s just so much fat on this album. Some great riffs, epic moments, some awesome songs, 4.5 songs ish. But in my mind this album, though held up as the Pink Floyd gem, will just never stand up to the likes of echoes and dark side—which is a more efficient rock opera about the more existential questions. If I was rating rock operas I’d give this a 5, but since I’m grading albums I give it a 4.

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Wed Jul 07 2021
4

It feels wrong to give The Wall a 4/5. It's a mammoth maximal space rock opera epic that shoots for the moon and actually hits it. Somehow they pulled all the grandeur, ego, storytelling, instrumentation, production, and vision together into a fully realized monument. So what if there are at least 4 Pink Floyd albums I'd put on before this one (WYWH, Dark Side, Animals, Meddle). Maybe I'm as disillusioned as the protagonist? A-

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Tue Nov 23 2021
3

67 The Wall - Pink Floyd 26 tracks. I have absolutely no idea how I am meant to mark an album like this out of 5. Is it automatic 5 and anyone who gives it anything else should be stoned to death using Celine Dion CD's? ?/5 Ground-breaking & astonishing at the time is all well & good, but is it still enjoyable to listen to 42 years down the line? Until now I didn't know there were 2 parts of "Another brick in the wall". OMG there is a pt 3! Face with open mouthFace with tears of joy I wonder if I I have missed something 1st time around & maybe I need to just immerse myself in it & give it another go without interruptions & other things/sounds competing for my attention The question is do I want to listen to it again, and the answer is unfortunately no. And if it's not enjoyable to listen to 40+ years later then doesn't that tell it's own story? Maybe the question should be, what would the reaction of my kids/step-kids be to this, & the truth is they wouldn't give it the time of day. I think it would have been too easy to give this a 5/5 "Amazing and ground-breaking", or a 1/5 "there is some right hard to listen to dross on there", but the truth is probably somewhere in between. I'm dipping back in and out at the moment and the "Run Like hell" rift seems strangely familiar. Did Sky Sports used to use it as an intro? It seems very familiar? Maybe someone else has sampled it? Thinking face I've listened again and I just can't give an album 5/5 if I wouldn't listen to it again & again. I just can't. I know it's special, but I also think it's just wasted on me (in 2021). People call it an amazing piece of art, (and I accept that), but the thing with art is that it's subjective. The likes of Van Gogh and Picasso do absolutely nothing for me, and I still think that Munch has basically hoodwinked the art World and is actually an 8 year old with very savvy parents. At the same time I don't think I can ignore the impact that this has on the time and on others. The problem isn't the album. The problem is me. My favourite Floyd track is Wish you were here and I think that's probably much more commercially sounding than your average Floyd fan's favourite. The truth is that they have never produced an album of songs in that style and while Floyd fans probably wouldn't like it, I would. The absolute lowest I can give it is 3/5.

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Thu Jul 07 2022
3

A bloated affair, where the concept weighs down the music and the need to tell what is a pretty unoriginal tale (and somewhat self regarding) requires skit like tracks to move us along between the few highlights - tighter rock record is in here somewhere. The production is as exquisite as you would imagine from Pink Floyd. But overall it does not thrill, it drags.

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Sun Oct 03 2021
2

Groundbreaking concept album that bores the life out of me. With a few exceptions, it hasn't aged well in the age of mental health and actually trying to avoid misery and existential angst.

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Thu Jul 21 2022
2

Can one truly know despair if one has never known happiness? This is my first time listening to The Wall in it's entirety, having only heard snippets before. It is a gargantuan, ambitious work, a rock opera following the story of a young man (rock star?) who proceeds to whine to us about all the struggles in his life. Listening to this album felt like being a shrink with a clipboard, listening to a patient tell their miserable life story. Daddy left me to fight in the war. Teachers at school were mean. Mommy was overbearing and overprotective. My wife cheated on me, while I was out trying to shag groupies. On \"One of My Turns\" the protagonist sings \"Nothing is very much fun anymore\", which made me do a head turn. At which point so far in the album has anything been fun? And so it goes, through suicide attempts, drug induced hysteria, depression, flashbacks of war, flirtations with fascism. Each of these are a brick that get added to the proverbial wall that the protagonist erects around himself to protect himself from the cruel world. Eventually the protagonist is put on trial and forced to take down the wall for the crime of showing human emotion. This must be some sort of commentary on British stoicism. I dunno. Musically, it's a well produced, painstakingly made album. There are some great moments, especially with the heavier guitars on "In the Flesh" which I wish were present more throughout the album, some very nice, emotive guitar solos throughout, and dramatic climaxes like at the end of "Waiting for the Worms". The harmonized ooohs and aaahs really got on my nerves though, and in general the vocals were very hit and miss (mostly miss). Lyrically, we got edgy jams like; "If you wanna find out what's behind these cold eyes, You'll just have to claw your way through this disguise", the ever so seductive "Ooooh, I need a dirty woman. Ooooh, I need a dirty girl.", and lets not forget the incredibly deep "When I was a child I had a fever, My hands felt just like two balloons", followed later by "I can't explain, you wouldn't understand." How could we? A child with a fever? The poor soul! Conclusion. There are 2 songs I enjoyed, "In the Flesh" (including the redux) and "Hey You". The album would easily get a 3 for those 2 songs alone, along with the generally excellent instrumentation and production, but there are too many annoying, self-indulgent, boring or at best forgettable songs, and they do bring the score down. For those who want to enjoy a good rock opera, I recommend Zappa's Joe's Garage, released just a month before this, it has a more humorous story, wider range of emotions, much more scathing social commentary, and yes, better guitar solos.

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Mon Jan 17 2022
1

Not for me

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Thu Oct 29 2020
5

Fucking A

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Mon Nov 16 2020
5

the album that spawned almost all of Floyd's radio singles. While I'm not fond of some of the songs by themselves, listening to the album as a whole elevates the entire experience. The only Pink Floyd album I fully enjoy

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Sat Jan 16 2021
5

Бриллиантовая работа буквально во всех аспектах. тот самый редкий случай, когда возложенные на слушателя ожидания оправдываются в полном объеме, а может даже и больше. ода из известнейших рок-опер может похвастаться отличной логикой в гармониях и последовательности песен. Тут концептуальность работает несколько иначе чем на "Темной Стороне Луны", это похоже на мюзикл: от прог-рокового звучания Флойды не отказались, но импровизации, соло и сложные ударные рисунки пользуются на работе малым спросом, но красоты и величественности звука тут не занимать. Хочется поговорить про смысл этой работы в текстовом плане, ведь какой хороший мюзикл может быть без глубокого поэтичного смысла? Весь альбом является ярким примером борьбы человека против самого себя, ведь герой пытается закрыться от общества, считая, что ему так будет жить спокойно. Но, под конец альбома нас ждет блистательный и не наигранный хэппи энд, в котором Флойд выходит в мир, от которого отказался ранее, признавая свою ошибку. Это действительно хорошая и поучительная выдуманная история, которая для многих людей в какой то степени является отражением себя, поэтому многие обращают внимание на смысловую ценность альбома, что определенно хорошо. Кстати стоит отметить, что многие песни этого альбома слушаются прекрасно и без всей этой сложной концепции стены, которую Флойд выстроил вокруг себя. "Young Lust", "In The Flesh", "Nobody Home", "Comfortably Numb" - мои субъективные любимцы, а "Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2" стал самой узнаваемой песней группы. Описывая вкратце, можно сказать одно предложение: "Все еще красиво, все еще величественно, все еще по гениально." 10/10.

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Sat Jan 02 2021
5

Despite being one of their most acclaimed albums, it’s one of my least favourites (of there’s). That being said, it is still incredible and a truly masterful piece of work. They don’t make music like this anymore

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Tue Feb 09 2021
5

Classic. Legendary. Simply Pink Floid

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Wed Jan 13 2021
5

Epic

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Tue Feb 23 2021
5

This is my all time favorite band, so I am biased, however, this double album is simply amazing. So many hits here as well.

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Fri May 21 2021
5

When I was younger I thought Pink Floyd was the most overrated band in history. Then I actually listened to stuff like this and realized I was way off.

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Thu Jan 21 2021
5

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Wed Feb 03 2021
5

Fantastic album. Knew some of the songs beforehand but never listened to it before it it's entirety. Great songwriting, instrumentation, arrangements. Definitely needs to be listened to as an album

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Sun Feb 21 2021
5

pink floyd sempre é nota máxiima

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Wed Jan 13 2021
5

a work of art

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Thu Jan 14 2021
5

Love this and any album that tells stories

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Mon Jan 18 2021
5

Erre nincs mit mondani. A valaha készült egyik legjobb lemez.

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Sat Mar 27 2021
5

Fantastic Album. The first time I heard it, a lot of dust was blow around. I worked for a stage power company. Had to test an amplifier and speaker set I just repaired. At that time I did not know the album. As it starts of on a low volume I turned up the volume of the amplifier. You must know this was a sound set for a big theater hall. But after the start of the album it kicks in. The complete hall was shaking and all the dust collected from over years came free. :-) I can tell you everything was working fine. Bought this album almost instantly after this. Still love it. It is my favorite album of Pink Floyd.

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Wed Jan 13 2021
5

I mean... it’s The Wall. One of the greatest “modern” albums!

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Sun Jan 17 2021
5

This is definitely my favorite Pink Floyd album. I love how theatrical is it.

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Sat Jan 23 2021
5

Bro u already know it

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Wed Jan 13 2021
5

Great album, as is anything floyd!

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Fri Feb 12 2021
5

I love this album so original and atmospheric

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Thu Jan 14 2021
5

Classic album. I love it, but it can be overly dramatic/over the top at times. Still, it is quite a journey across a complete album and has just some epic, amazing songs.

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Thu Mar 04 2021
5

Still amazing

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Tue Jun 22 2021
5

I'm very familiar with this album since I wore it out on vinyl 40 years ago. Absolute classic, one-of-a-kind concept album, probably the best pure concept album ever made. The music starts flagging a bit for me at the end, starting with Waiting for the Worms, where it feels a little forced to try and draw the story to its conclusion, but that's a minor complaint. 5 stars. Fun fact - the album was released on my 14th birthday. Fun fact #2, I played and sang Nobody Home in front of an audience at an open mike night at my college.

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Sat Jan 23 2021
5

Already listened beforehand, an extraordinary concept album; like nothing else I've ever listened to

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Thu Jan 14 2021
5

Front to back incredible album. 10/10

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Mon May 03 2021
5

I have never listened to The Wall all the way through. I'm very familiar with a lot of the songs from the album but I haven't listened to them in their intended form- all together. While these songs aren't my favorite Pink Floyd songs I think this album has rightly earned its place as one of the best concept albums. The rock opera quality really shines through with visual qualities to the music with an effect where you really feel like your moving through the main characters life just by listening to the songs.

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Thu Jan 21 2021
5

A classic of classics

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Thu Jan 21 2021
5

La transición entre la parte uno y dos, The Happiest Days Of Our Lives, debe ser el mejor interludio musical en la historia.

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Wed Feb 24 2021
5

Discazo

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Tue Jan 19 2021
5

excellent and very easy to listen

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Mon Feb 01 2021
5

A masterpiece out of its time. It is great and complex, but time and more music helped me to understand it.

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Wed Jan 20 2021
5

is there anybody out there... hey you... uno de mis favoritos

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Fri May 14 2021
5

Anhother brick in the wall

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Wed Feb 03 2021
5

Me gustan los motivos em diferentes canciones. Un clásico

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Tue Jan 26 2021
5

Fantastic!

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Tue Feb 02 2021
5

CLASSIC

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Tue Jan 26 2021
5

Top

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Fri Feb 12 2021
5

I cannot state why this is a 5 stars enough. Everything about this album is a 5 to me. The thematic story the whole way through, the amazing instrumentals, the real life context, just everything. I knew we were going to get to this album eventually and I was just so happy to see it yesterday. This was one of the first albums a good friend of mine recommended I listed to all the way through, before that I just listened to singles. Discovering that albums can be crafted to tell a story changed my view on music and how it should be listened to. Good albums are a work of art and this is a masterpiece. The themes in this album range from toxic relationships, drug abuse, mental illness, etc., and I find it so interesting to hear how Roger Waters describes each of these in turn.

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Wed Jun 02 2021
5

This is an absolute belter.

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Wed Jun 02 2021
5

Great album

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Mon Feb 22 2021
5

The GOAT. Just a sublime piece of music mastery from Waters and Gilmour. The Wall moves with a nimble grace and takes you on a transcendental journey. It challenges conventional themes and the system in one Herculean swipe. A powerful and exquisite tour de force - each and every one of those bricks in the wall delivers a knockout blow, leaving you dazzled and spinning in all the colours of the spectrum before delicately drizzling you on the canvas. Yes, I mostly watch interracial porn these days.

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Fri May 21 2021
5

Masterpiece

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Wed Jun 02 2021
5

Geniale rock-songs, naadloos aaneen gebreid met experimentele intermezzo's. Verschillende elementen komen af en toe eens terug. Het thema van het album is duidelijk aanwezig, in een te volgen verhaal. Ook het feit dat het album 'full-circle' gaat is een interessante extra! Toch een rock-opera die mij volledig kan bekoren

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Wed Jun 02 2021
5

Zalig album. Een meesterlijk uitgevoerde rock opera. Blijkbaar is er ook een film van, dus die moet ik snel eens bekijken.

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Mon May 03 2021
5

This is a perfect album. I love it so much.

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Tue Feb 16 2021
5

No notes needed.

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Tue Mar 09 2021
5

It's a classic. Not my first time listening to it, won't be my last.

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Tue Apr 06 2021
5

Great album, I haven't really listened to Pink Floyd before but this was great. I really think this is an album that needs to be listened to from start to finish. Oddly enough kinda makes me think of a toned down dream theater

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Mon May 17 2021
5

🧱🗣🎸

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Wed May 26 2021
5

Overall, a very solid album in all aspects. I prefer the other versions of Another Brick In The Wall to the most well known version. 5/5 stars.

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Sun May 16 2021
5

Amazinggggg. Exactly as expected.

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Sun Jul 04 2021
5

Not in my top 3 of Pink Floyd, but is an awesome piece of art so in cant Give it less than 5

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Sat May 29 2021
5

One of the most influential albums to me. It exceeds in the instrumentals, the story-telling and the atmosphere. 5/5

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Tue May 25 2021
5

issa classic

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Tue Jul 20 2021
5

Now this is a brilliant concept album! An exquisitely executed emotional journey. I used to have the poster with a formation of marching hammers (the college years), which is still my favorite music poster. This album is a level above 5 stars, or at least the other 5 star albums so far. So going back to the fictitious 10 star system, this is a 10/10. I love the echoing guitars on Another Brick In The Wall (Part 1). I prefer it to Part 2, mostly because Part 2 has been overplayed soooooo much. But the guitar solo in Part 2 is beautiful. Call me crazy, but the guitar lick in Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2), right after “Hey! Teacher! Leave them/us kids alone!” and before “All in all, you’re just a-nother brick in the wall,” sounds like it is borrowed right out of the Doobie Brothers’ guitar lick catalogue. I have thought this forever, and I can’t unhear it. Mother lacks the theatrics of much of the rest of the album in a good way. It’s an intimate song, straight forward musically, with a window into the author’s mental anguish. “Mother, do you think they’ll like this song?” “Momma’s going to make all your nightmares come true.” The lead guitar work on Comfortably Numb is inspirational. Other songs that stand out: Goodbye Blue Sky, Young Lust, Hey You, Is There Anybody Out There?, In The Flesh, Run Like Hell, and The Trial. This is the first album to pop up where I already knew ahead of time it is a five star without a doubt. Too bad it didn’t arrive on a Friday.

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Tue Jul 20 2021
5

Well, here we are at The Wall. Probably the most successful, both commercially & artistically, rock concept album ever made. Yes, an argument can certainly be made for The Who’s Tommy, but for my money, Pink Floyd's artistry is just better, deeper, more satisfying. It’s hard to separate the original album from all of the other incarnations: the movie, the various concert “stagings”. Those versions surely have a lot going for them, on some instances allowing the story to get more fleshed out & giving some fantastic actors & musicians the chance to interpret PF’s work. Love in Berlin, a personal fave of mine, brings together an amazing cast or actors & musicians (Albert Finney & Tim Curry for The Trial! I mean, come ON!), while constructing their wall right alongside an equally menacing wall in the real world. Talk about meta! But when it comes down to it, a pair of headphones and this original recording just can’t be beat. Get lost in the stupor of Comfortably Numb, shout with rage at the teachers to leave them kids alone, or celebrate in the wall finally coming down, but go on this journey with Floyd, and, musically at the the very least, your soul will be better for it.

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Sun May 16 2021
5

Oh fuck yeah. I already know this one is 5/5 amazing.

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Fri May 07 2021
5

-listen to it a couple of times -listened together with N -should understand the story better

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Wed Jul 14 2021
5

Having never sat and listened to the whole album "cover to cover" I definitely found it way more impactful. Sure there are the 6-7 classic songs which are some of the best rock ever written, but a lot of the shorter conceptual tracks work to tie everything together. It does occasionally crest into pretense and self-indulgence, but has aged surprisingly well over the past 40 years.

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Sun Jul 11 2021
5

Top 10 for sure. What a classic.

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Tue Jun 22 2021
5

Master piece

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Mon Jul 12 2021
5

generic 80s

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Wed Jul 28 2021
5

I think I might have scored this 4 stars a year ago, as it's never been one of my favourite Pink Floyd albums... However, I watched The Wall movie this year, and that's added an extra layer of appreciation and bumped it up to a 5... The rise of British fascism looking more likely rather than less these days, it's a disturbingly prescient work. 😑 Fave track - "Mother" maybe, or "Is There Anybody Out There?"

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Tue Aug 17 2021
5

Masterpiece

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Mon Aug 30 2021
5

The following is a review by my teenagers who had never heard this before: "The style changes lot but you can tell it is the same genre. It makes you feel like a brick in the wall who wants to fix the world."

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Mon Sep 06 2021
5

Classic rock is classic.

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Thu Sep 09 2021
5

I don't have a hot take here. It's a super interesting and well made album. I saw the Nostalgic Critic stuff where he covered album attempted to roast it? Literally some of the dumbest shit I've ever seen/heard. But it got people talking so maybe it worked to that point? Eitherway, I probably haven't done enough drugs to fully appreciate it.

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Sun Sep 12 2021
5

This album is an absolute masterpiece and one of my favourite ever! I grew up listening to it but it never fails to capture me and make me feel things. Favourite tracks: comfortably numb, nobody home

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Tue Sep 14 2021
5

A masterpiece. One of my favorite albums ever.

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Mon Sep 20 2021
5

Classic. So good

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Tue Sep 21 2021
5

Amazing album that introduces some of Pink Floyd’s most enduring songs. The impact of WWII in Great Britain is explored in the beginning of this album as it develops the story of Pink, a rock star who builds a wall of separation between the world and himself. This album is indulgent, strange, and dark. Nevertheless, it is incredible in its scope both lyrically and musically

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Thu Sep 23 2021
5

Some of the best music ever made

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Thu Sep 23 2021
5

Not their best album but this is still a classic nonetheless.

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