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The Dark Side Of The Moon

Pink Floyd

1973

The Dark Side Of The Moon

Album Summary

The Dark Side of the Moon is the eighth studio album by the English rock band Pink Floyd, released on 1 March 1973 by Harvest Records. Primarily developed during live performances, the band premiered an early version of the suite several months before recording began. The record was conceived as an album that focused on the pressures faced by the band during their arduous lifestyle, and dealing with the apparent mental health problems suffered by former band member Syd Barrett, who departed the group in 1968. New material was recorded in two sessions in 1972 and 1973 at EMI Studios (now Abbey Road Studios) in London. The record builds on ideas explored in Pink Floyd's earlier recordings and performances, while omitting the extended instrumentals that characterised their earlier work. The group employed multitrack recording, tape loops, and analogue synthesisers, including experimentation with the EMS VCS 3 and a Synthi A. Engineer Alan Parsons was responsible for many sonic aspects and the recruitment of singer Clare Torry, who appears on "The Great Gig in the Sky". A concept album, The Dark Side of the Moon explores themes such as conflict, greed, time, death and mental illness. Snippets from interviews with the band's road crew are featured alongside philosophical quotations. The sleeve, which depicts a prism spectrum, was designed by Storm Thorgerson in response to keyboardist Richard Wright's request for a "simple and bold" design, representing the band's lighting and the album's themes. The album was promoted with two singles: "Money" and "Us and Them". The Dark Side of the Moon is among the most critically acclaimed records in history, often featured on professional listings of the greatest albums of all time. The record helped propel Pink Floyd to international fame, bringing wealth and plaudits to all four of its members. A blockbuster release of the album era, it also propelled record sales throughout the music industry during the 1970s. It has been certified 14× platinum in the United Kingdom, and topped the US Billboard Top LPs & Tape chart, where it has charted for 962 weeks in total. With estimated sales of over 45 million copies, it is Pink Floyd's most commercially successful album, and one of the best-selling albums worldwide. In 2012, it was selected for preservation in the United States National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress for being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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Rating

4.39

Votes

5082

Genres

  • Rock
  • Psychedelic Rock
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5

I saw the cover and I went "okay, easy 5 stars", but then I decided that that wasn't fair. Does one of the go-to greatest rock albums of all time deserve a pass? Absolutely not. I decided to listen to it with a critical ear, as if I had never heard it before. ...easy 5 stars. Every single song is an absolute classic. Sure, it's boomer music, but this album is proof positive that boomers aren't all bad.

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5

£30 well spent on vocalist Claire Torry!

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Bitch please! What is there to say? A fucking masterpiece of musical expression.

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Day 34 of Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. In 1973, Pink Floyd released their eighth studio album, The Dark Side of the Moon, an album that would put Pink Floyd over the top musically, and would become their most successful album in their long and storied careers. Dark Side is a concept album that takes the listener from their first breath of life, to their last. Topics covered include, but aren’t limited to, greed, mental illness, time, and fame. When I reviewed Pink Floyd’s debut album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, I complained about the instrumentation going on for far too long on much of the album. Pink Floyd mostly ditched this idea on Dark Side, and more often got to the point of the story, much to my satisfaction. On vinyl, the track listing of ten songs is split into side A and side B. The five songs on side A blend together seamlessly, almost into one song. The same goes for side B. David Gilmour’s vocals are very pleasing on Dark Side and I didn’t learn until just now that he replaced original frontman, Syd Barrett amid issues with Barrett’s alleged mental illness. Now I know why their debut album seemed less familiar to me. The song Breathe (In the air) starts slow and inconspicuous, then builds into a frenzy that cued me up for a wild ride. On the Run, one of my favorites, is melodic and urgent. Time, my favorite song, is funky and has tempo changes that hit right in the feels. The Great Gig in the Sky shines bright with the vocal power of Clare Torry, and almost sounds like a funeral procession. Money is a bass driven rock song that is all about greed. Funnily enough, after this album, the band would become very rich. Us and Them is one of the most dynamic pieces on this record, especially due to its falls and builds and jazz roots. It’s spooky and comforting at the same time, like much of the album. Brain Damage and Eclipse are the final nails in the coffin and even though this album is just under 45 minutes, it feels like a lifetime has passed since Speak to Me, the opening track, began. The album closes with a weakening and fading heartbeat. Chills. Now THIS is how you make a concept album! I didn’t want to skip any songs on this album, it was a great journey that was executed precisely. This is an album you MUST hear if you’re passionate about music of any genre. The Dark Side of the Rainbow: When I was a kid, long before I had heard much of Dark Side of the Moon, I had heard the rumors that you could sync this album up with The Wizard of Oz, and it would play perfectly along and match up with the scenes of the film. I always thought that was cool, so I tried it. I rolled a nice joint and cued this up as soon as the MGM lion began to roar. My mind was blown! The two match up so well that it seems it just HAD to be intentional. The band denies this, but you have to give it a try sometime, if you haven’t already that is. I love this album and it’s re-playability value. You will find many things on your second or tenth listen that you probably missed before, and I’m all for it!! Please share your thoughts, memories and opinions on Dark Side of the Moon!!

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5

Classic. Beyond classic and over loved often but still tight. Also forever connected to Paul Blart now

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5

YES YES YES!!!

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5

Masterpiece. Sublime guitar solos, evergreen subject matter, subtle arrangements. This 50 year old album is still used to calibrate high end stereos. Wonderful.

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5

Now this is exactly the kind of album I want from this list. An undisputed classic that I haven't yet heard. Given that this is my first listen, I don't feel a strong personal connection to it yet, but I can easily see why it's heralded as one of the all-time greats. I love this prog music style, where each track just bleeds one into the next. It's psychedelic in nature, but the musical style is much less distorted and more refined. A really cool effect, to make psychedelic music without so much distortion. It seems to open and close with a heartbeat, I liked that touch too. I'm trying to imagine being like a 19 year old stoner the year this came out, this would've been biblical. I saved seven of the ten tracks on here (which is really 7/9 if you exclude the intro). I really can't say anything bad about this. I'm glad I got to hear this removed from any aggressive fanboy hype and just as another album on a list. I'm giving it five stars today because I know it could only become more impressive on additional listens, and I'm already quite blown away. The Floyd was certainly pink on this one. Favorite tracks: Hard to do but Breathe, On the Run, Us and Them, Eclipse. Album art: Iconic. One of the all time greats, without question. Strong, intimidating cover. I've loved this cover for years without even knowing what the music was like. 5/5

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More interesting than good? Does it’s reputation destroy any chance to listen and enjoy objectively? This isn’t a 5. It’s not as good as Wish You Were Here.

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5

A classic. Exceptional song writing and production. Takes you on a real journey.

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5

One can debate however much they like over how "Wish You Were Here" or "Animals" are arguably better albums that lack the self-indulgent filler-ness of tracks like 'Any Colour You Like' or 'On The Run', and yet, you just can't deny that Pink Floyd tapped into something other-worldly with this album, lyrically, musically, and even conceptually. The guitar solo in 'Time' remains, for my money, the most striking, visceral, and all-around greatest guitar solo I've ever heard, and few songs hit as hard as 'The Great Gig in the Sky', 'Us or Them', or 'Eclipse'. People like to give "Money" flack, but you have to admit the cleverness of putting a track called "Money" at the centre of an album that's arguably about life and the various facets of human existence.

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5

Really cool! I wanna smoke some weed...lol

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5

GOAT slow prog album

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"The record was conceived as an album that focused on the pressures faced by the band during their arduous lifestyle, and dealing with the apparent mental health problems suffered by former band member Syd Barrett, who departed the group in 1968." "Breathe" is a really great song. "On the run" is freaking weird. I would be so scared if I listened to this song high. "Time" is also strange for the first 2:30, but in the best way. Then it turns into a mostly normal Pink Floyd song. Really cool. "Money" is great. "The Great Gig in the Sky" is very cool, I like the vocals throughout. Brain Damage and Eclipse are a great finish. Very little I didn't like in this album. Crazy, spacy production.

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5

Let's set aside the fact that this album was massively innovative in terms of using the studio as an instrument and for integrating non-musical material into pop music. Also immaterial is how well it's done commercially. What matters now is, does it still work? Do the musical collages hold up? Are they tasteful? How are the performances? Does the music still draw you in? How about lyrically? Does the album as a whole cast a spell? Does the sequencing still work? The answer to all the above is, "Fuck, yeah!" This probably isn't even my favorite Pink Floyd album. The songs themselves are a little straightforward for me. I prefer Meddle, Ummagumma, and even The Piper At The Gates of Dawn, which were more experimental in terms of songcraft. But you can't argue with the execution, which remains flawless. The collages which drive the album are impeccably put together and produced. The playing is stunning, especially David Gilmore's guitar playing. It's easy to underestimate what he's doing here--he doesn't seem to break a sweat. But his taste, feel and note choices are sublime. Again, it's easy to underappreciate the subtlety of Roger Water's vocals, but the nuance is quite artful. And every element, every solo, every vocal performance, every production choice, works together to produce a seamless work of art.

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5

Where on Earth (Moon?) do I start with this record. Listening to it with a more (or less?) conscious mind makes the pure unadulterated musical genius way more apparent. The beautiful sax lines layered throughout, the spoken word, the soulful/choral backing vocals, the ability to start a track deep in the psychedelic underworld and bring it out bursting forth into the clear light of a mid June afternoon in the middle of a botanical garden. Hair stands on end and my heart rate noticeably increases at the thought. Beautiful and intensely layered arrangements that never suffocate, always give you space to explore. A perfect soundtrack to the immense theatrics that only a cloudscape against a crisp winter sky can provide (The Great Gig In the Sky?). Enough allusions to experiences on the astral plain thinly veiled as questionable poetry, what a fkn incredible album.

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5

Easiest 5 I'll ever give. A truly stellar album. The last four tracks on it are pure ecstasy for me. Definitely more than the sum of its parts, this album must be appreciated as a whole. Flawless production, the instruments and vocals blend tremendously throughout. Thought-provoking existential lyrics, from before it was popular to do so. Stunning dynamics, with loud and quiet sections perfectly juxtaposed. The explosion of sound in the chorus of Us and Them gives me chills. Amazing solo guitar tone. I didn't know about this album until i found it on my own 2 years ago as a 20 yr old. Went into it blind, had never even heard of the band. I never had a parent or friend who raved about it beforehand; i experienced it without any preconceptions of its greatness. And yet, it made quite an impression on me. Anyone who dismisses it as "dad rock" is tragically misguided. It is a soaring masterpiece. This album holds a special place in my heart: it was my gateway into progressive rock, a genre that has captured my heart and my imagination. This album helped show me the artistic heights music can reach when it is in the right hands.

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5

The one album from this list that I can talk about with my friends. It's just about perfect in every way. Accessible to all audiences, highly innovative, tons of diversity, introspective lyrics, smooth vocals that aren't afraid to shout or whisper... Concept of life ties the tracks together and gives greater significance and attention. Tracks seamlessly flow from one to the next so well that it's frustrating you can't glue tracks together in Spotify playlists like what radios do. I like how there's a good mix of instrumental tracks and those with lyrics. It gives you space to process what's happening. Nothing repetitive, each track is constantly evolving, allowing the audience to enjoy every minute of the album. There's much to be said about every song, but "Time" and "Money" are two of my favorite songs of the decade. Love everything from the story to solos to vocals. "Money" in particular is one of the 'richest' and most impressive songs I've ever heard. It shocks me how anyone could come up with something as amazing and beautifully complex as this, especially without modern software.

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De la musique pour pseudo intellectuels, il semblerait qu'il y ait une grande coalition de tous les hispters du monde pour erriger cet album sur un piedestal. Pendant 45mn il ne se passe absolument rien, à part 3 solos il est vrai brillants. Ma conclusion: je vous pisse tous au cul.

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Pink Floyd are a dilemma for me, kind of like the Beatles. One of those bands you should like given my general taste in music. Don’t get me wrong, I do like them…but I think I’m a “greatest hits” type fan. They have some really good songs, and some of them are even on this album but I find a lot of the weird (quite possibly on drugs when recorded) music doesn’t do it for me. I remember when I bought the album (“because everyone should own DSOTM”) and listened to it for the first time. My general thought was there are a few good songs but the rest I either needed to be high or watching the wizard of oz (or both) to get through. Nothing has changed. This is the “Bladerunner of Albums”. So so but still good enough for a 3.5 rounded down.

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painfully boring

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sounded like literal shit

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5

No notes needed.

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5

I love it.

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5

Classic.

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5

There's not much to be said that hasn't already been said, this is one of the best albums of all time, a perfectly packaged concept album that never feels boring or dull and that was groundbreaking back then and still is almost 50 years onwards

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5

I don't think there's anything I can say that hasn't been said before. An absolute masterpiece of songwriting, performance, and production.

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5

Culte et excellent.

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5

nice

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5

This deserves more than 5 stars tbh

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5

Very cool. I can see why it's a rock classic.

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5

Fav Song: Any Colour You Like

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5

Top 10 all time

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5

Um dos melhores albums de todos os tempos.

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5

Greatest. Best of the best.

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5

10/5. 'Nuff said.

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5

Well... yeah

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5

Was actually able to pull out an LP to listen to this one. What more could be said about it at this point?

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5

This is dark side of the moon after all

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5

this album deserves the hype, the songs match the theme/energy of the album so well

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5

An incredible album with greater relevance and musical influence than I had originally thought. More than just an iconic cover

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5

The best.

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5

Classic, highlight track - Time

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5

All time best

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5

one of the best albums ever made. period.

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5

10/10

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5

One of my favorite albums of all time.

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5

Just awesome

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5

I have massive nostalgia for this from my uni days which gets it 5 stars. I thiiiink I might still give it 5 stars even hearing it for the first time? It's just a fantastic example of prog. Songs going off in unexpected directions and blending into each other. Sound effects and samples amplifying the ambient qualities. Clare Torry's outstanding vocal performance. I love it all. Fave track - it doesn't really make sense to pick one fave track as a lot of the appeal of the album is how things flow into each other? "Speak to Me" -> "Breathe" -> "On the Run" is great. "Time" -> "The Great Gig In The Sky" is magnificent - I guess this is my fave track pick... "Brain Damage" -> "Eclipse" gives me triumphant chills every time!

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5

The best side of the moon, if you ask me.

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5

Lay up. Still listen to this on the reg. Still hasn't gotten old.

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5

Nothing really to be said that hasn't been said before. Great record, and tight. Unlike some of their others.

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5

Are you kidding lol

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5

I mean!!!!

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5

You know. I probably listened to this album close to 500 times when I was in high school. It's hard to divorce those feelings from my mind. The soundscape boiling away my resentment. Transporting my addled mind to a faraway place where I can't hear what's in-between the headphones. I can't give this anything less than perfection

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5

Frigging awesome!

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5

This album really is an incredible work of art. The flow of the album is great, there is wonderful use of non-instrument elements (the alarm clocks are brilliant even if they startle me every time), and it is one of those albums that just feels good to listen all the way through. Favorite tracks: the only ones I would exclude from this are the ones like “Speak To Me” where they really aren’t tracks that would ever get played in their own. Thoroughly enjoy this whole album.

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5

Perfection. Genius. Masterpiece.

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5

A classic, not much to say that you need to listen to it at least once regardless if you think you won't like it.

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5

Nothing new to add here, absolutely beautiful

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5

One of the most great albums ever produced. Revolutionized the whole psychedelic rock scene.

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5

A classic, always love to listen to this.

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5

If not the best Pink Floyd album then definitely top 3.

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5

C I N C O de maio

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5

Disco más importante de Pink Floyd.

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5

C'mon guys...

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5

What else can someone say that hasn’t been said?

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5

From the transition from the intro into the second song, I was hooked. Stunned that I’ve never listened to this before. Glad that I have now.

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5

dunyanın en iyi albumu

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5

What's the point of re-listening right now? I already know this one's a goat.

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5

Every song is a great song. Sound effects, voice and themes.

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5

Excellent the best from pink floyd

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5

iconic

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5

Exceptional album. Would listen to again and again.

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5

always awesome in their own unique way

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5

Another classic

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5

Unlike "Wish You Were Here", this one has more content to listen to, and it's really good.

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5

false

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5

Fine album with some iconic songs that have stood the test of time.

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5

Incredible

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5

I mean it’s Pink Floyd

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5

I wish I knew how good this album was sooner.

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5

never heard of it

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5

I really enjoyed the opportunity to listen to this for the first time, and it won’t be the last I don’t think. Also the experiences of them experimenting with sound I liked.

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5

day 1, good start :)

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5

Epic album. Individual songs tied together with the themes and flow between them. Musicianship, lyrics, it has it all (except On The Run which I hope David Gilmour regrets).

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5

A proper album. Not just a collection of songs. Us & Them onwards was the 5* kicker.

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5

One of, if not the best record of all time. Great Gig in the Sky is a little bit overrated as a single but Money & Time make up for it. Incredible album.

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5

One of the best

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5

Really experiential record to listen to. The lyrics seem timeless, as David Gilmour and Roger Waters guide you through life. From the second track "Breathe", a track that deals with birth and the lessons we teach children, to the final few tracks when the album comes full circle, as "Any Colour You Like", "Brain Damage" and "Eclipse" work as a study on death. Hard to argue with an album that still sounds as sonically fresh as Dark Side of the Moon. Fav Tracks: "Breathe", "Brain Damage", "Eclipse", and "The Great Gig In the Sky" Rating 4.5/5

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5

This is one of the best albums of all time. It flows seamlessly from song to song, and is immaculately produced. It's hard to Beat this. Favorite Song: Time, Any Color You Want

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Dark side of the moon, timeless.

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El principio del álbum me hace bajarle la calificación. Fuera de ello, es simplemente magnífico y aqui se encuentran otras obras cúspide de la banda.

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5

Блять, да пускай этот альбом будет первым во всех возможных топах. Он даже на 81-м месте в топе Metal Hummer был. И там пускай будет. И вот кто хочет начать музыкальное просвещение - пущай слушают. И выкупают за эту призму с радугой. И похуй, что мне Wish You Were Here нравится, возможно, больше. Я и ему 5 ёбну и остальным, если попадутся. Ну разве что не первому, ладно, там душилово ебаное. Охуенный альбом, для своего времени вообще кровь-кишки-распидорасило, ныне не слушается старпёрским калом от слова совсем. Разнообразный, умный, мелодичный, яркий, запоминающийся, эмоциональный... внятный. Ясен хуй, что не могу уже так залипать, как лет 7 назад, когда на плеер впервые загнал. Но я спустя столько времени, собсна, ни во что залипать не могу. Да и чё это за хуйня, что если восторг настоящий - он должен тянуться всю жизнь? Не, всё, раз словил, ставится печать "10 из 10, боже мой, 10 из 10". Кроме там отдельных случаев, когда себя уличаешь в явной незрелости пиздюческой. И пускай призма с радугой остаётся "символом настоящей музыки". И пускай до сих пор дифирамбы поют. Потому что альбом охуенный. Комплексный и доступный. Альбом - феномен. А занижать за оверхайпнутость - значит опускать до просто отличных, крепких альбомов. А это вообще низость какая-то. Думаю, в этом случае даже можно привести цитату Стива Бушеми: "Опуская альбом, ты опускаешь себя...".

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5

Just as great on 4/21 as on 4/20.

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5

Tror dette var første gang jeg hørte på albumet på løpetur, og "On the Run" fikk passende nok en helt ny dimensjon når stegene mine var helt synkronisert med rytmen og synthen pulserte gjennom finstadskogen i skumringen. Ellers er det fortsatt et sykt bra album, er ikke så mye mer å si om det

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5

An incredible album. I need to get the vinyl

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5

Flott album! Aldri hørt om Pink Floyd, men tror han kan ta av om et par år as. Beste sanger: Time, Great Gig In The Sky, Brain Damage / Eclipse

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5

Awesome, a modern classic, never goes out of vogue!

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5

Masterpiece.

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5

I can't tell you how many times I've listened to this album, it's a masterpiece. Automatic 5.

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5

I'm not sure what else you could want here, unless you take issue with concept albums or the cliche of "OMG dark side is the greatest ever." The second half of the album is right up with anything else ever, for me though.

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5

This is one of my all-time favorite albums, from one of my all-time favorite bands. I can't say how many times I have heard this album. I will listen to this album again. You should listen to this album with headphones on, the way it was meant to be.

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5

This album is so good! This and Wish You Were Here were the albums that introduced me to progressive rock and I've never found a genre so interesting in my life. I love all of the songs on this album but my favourites are Money, Time, Us and Them, Breathe (In The Air) and The Great Gig In The Sky. 5/5 stars.

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5

Fantastic album.

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5

amazing

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5

Don’t need to listen to it again. This album is an experience and I very much like it in it’s entirety.

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5

10/10 all time classic

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5

Phenomenal album. My favourite of all time.

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5

Ha. As though I'm going to add anything interesting to the history of reviews of this album.

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5

Pure nostalgi

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5

I hope I have more surprises as this continues. I just happened to have listened to this already today. Naturally one of the all time best albums, must be heard start to finish.

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5

Always loved it, still do!

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5

One of the most influential albums in my musical taste. Will always love this one, and never a bad excuse to listen to it again

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5

Ja, vad ska man säga... Jag tyckte @fanten210hours sade det bra: "Om inte detta album förtjänar en 5:a, hur ska man då någonsin kunna ge ut en 5:a?". Yttersta världsklass. Albumomslaget är t.o.m. jävligt coolt också... Det är bara ett komplett album på alla sätt. Bäst: "Time"

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Det ska sägas att jag verkligen inte är någon Pink Floyd-connoisseur, min tidigare erfarenhet av bandet är mycket begränsad, även om de verkar i en tid och en genre som jag annars älskar. Jag har självklart hört lovorden om detta album, hur det höjs till skyarna som ett att historiens främsta, och det har såklart påverkat min första, mer grundliga lyssning av det. Egentligen var mittenspåren, Time - The Great Gig in the Sky - Money, de enda jag hade hyfsad koll på inför lyssningen. Även om dessa låtar är fantastiska, var det därför låtar i början och slutet som fick mig att haja till. Först On the Run, som en instrumentell/experimentell rymdresa genom världens största lavalampa. På B-sidan fångades jag av Us and Them, av den livsviktiga saxofonen och bandet som går igång när Gilmour tar ton i andra halvorna av varje vers. Min första lyssning blev hackig och uppdelad, dels gjord i bilen på väg till covidvaccinering, och dels under en joggingtur. Känslan som dominerade då var att albumet, om än otroligt, saknar de absoluta höjdpunkterna som skulle göra det till en 5:a. Säkerligen var jag påverkad av den enorma hypen, och kunde inte riktigt höra vad alla andra har hört. Men, jag älskar konceptalbum, och vet att konceptalbum är gjorda för att sitta ner och genomföra en fokuserad lyssning, och det var just det jag gjorde dagen efter. Jag kan omöjligt vara kunnigare än musikhistoriens samlade kritikerkår; jag var tvungen att ge det en ärlig chans. När jag sedan satt där, jag hade gjort min research, jag följde med på Genius under varje låt, jag blundade under de viktigaste solona (Time!!), fick jag en helt annan upplevelse av ~helheten~. Det är klart att jag saknade några tydliga höjdpunkter när hela albumet, hela konceptet är en enda lång höjdpunkt, ett privilegium. Samtidigt så angeläget och genomtänkt - hur albumet behandlar livet, tiden, konsumtion, psykisk ohälsa, själva existensen - och samtidigt så extremt virtuost och exceptionellt musikaliskt genomfört. Om jag inte ger The Dark Side Of The Moon fem stjärnor, hur ska jag då någonsin kunna ge något annat album fem stjärnor? Bästa låt: Jag har nyss tjatat om att helheten och konceptet är det viktiga, men då det är skitnödigt att säga "hela albumet" säger jag Time. Den är bäst.

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5

hermoso, perfecto. Experiencia increíble ame ame ame

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5

Classic album. Cool cover too.

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5

A true classic. Everyone should hear it even if they are not into the band.

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5

Better than I remembered it. I knew it was a great album, but this made me realize why it’s an icon. Not a wasted moment.

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5

I love everything about this album, even the stuff that I would hate if it was found elsewhere. You know why there's never been a good cover of Money? Because using cash register sounds in a song is stupid as hell, and only Pink Floyd can pull it off. Best track: Time

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5

Amazing album, obvious why it's a classic. Great album to listen to closely or just have in the background.

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5

I would give it 6 stars if I could

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5

An amazing album that hits it's strde straight away and never lets down. My 2nd favourite Pink Floyd album.

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5

A simply stunning album. Epic

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5

I went home for a bit. The local junior college, the I had attended a couple classes at years before, as the theater/film department was getting axed, hosted some kind of light show event at their observatory. My mom was interested: Me, my now-wife, and my parents headed there to see it. Turns out that along with the star-viewing party was a laser show accompanying Dark Side. I had, at that point, not listened to the album. I had, as far as I know, only heard Pink Floyd ambiently. My mom was underwhelmed. And, in a cliché, I was overwhelmed. It's not quite a masterpiece, but it is very, very good. Sounded like a warm fuzzy blanket the first time and still does. I don't think that the feeling is quaint, but if it is I don't care. The music doesn't overstay its welcome, it returns to its themes and motives on time, and it contains the appropriate amount of space for its title.

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5

One of the perfect albums.

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5

One of the best albums ever recorded

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5

Timeless. Would be a 5 just for that guitar solo on Time. A musical highlight of mankind's time on earth thus far.

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5

I don't need to explain this one lol.

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5

A stone walled classic in every way. a hundred stars out of five.

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5

Do I really need to write a review on how amazing this album is?

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5

Yes.

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5

One of the greatest

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5

Best album ever?

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5

An all-time classic. Love it.

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5

Trop bien vrailent, déja écouté et j'aime toujours autant. Chansons favorites : Time, Breathe, The great Gig in the sky, Eclipse.

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5

5 star

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5

sim

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5

Amazing, still holds up

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5

Just brilliant

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5

Still excellent :-)

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5

"Breathe (In The Air)" has the classic chill, progressive/psychedelic rock, Pink Floyd Vibe to it -I do like the synth(?) riff of "On The Run" -"Time" is certainly a standout song. Definitely has a solid groove, and I how it is less-drone-like-ness than the other songs on that side of the album -In my opinion, "Money" is definitely the best song on the album, by quite a wide margin. Way more energy and groove, and the jam parts have lots more going on, more evidently and more quickly. And it gets pretty darn heavy too. -"Brain Damage" and "Eclipse" are good too -Overall very sonically interesting, even in the slower parts

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5

Love this album. Atmospheric

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5

Iconic

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5

One of the greatest albums of all time. Established. Moving on.

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5

Money- favourite song Nice, relaxing

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5

Stone cold classic

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5

Definitely a classic

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5

Can't go wrong with Pink Floyd tbh

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5

I was surprised to see that I not only got an album I've already heard before so early (day 4), but that it was also one that I have heard so many times because I love it so much. My uncle gave me a copy of this album on CD when I was in high school, and it became a main staple of the CD book in my old Honda Accord. It has also been my go-to flight album as it features a great range of calm to intense sounds that make the airplane experience fun/interesting. It is hard for me to argue that it isn't a perfect album as every track stands out and cannot be skipped (whenever I hear one song, I want to hear the entire album). If I HAD to choose my favorite tracks, I would say Time, Breathe (in the Air), and the Brain Damage/Eclipse finale (that's like half of the album right there). 5/5.

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5

Psychedelic bliss

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5

I mean what else can be said about this one that hasn’t been said before? It hits differently every time, but in a faintly familiar way

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5

legendary

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5

Classic!

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5

Simply the best. My favorite band! My favorite song is Time. Have listened to it hundreds of times, I'm sure.

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5

The goat

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5

Superb

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5

Classic, amazing

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5

They very very best!

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5

Such a classic. Love a good electric guitar, love the album, love how utterly and unabashedly weird it is. Fave track: Money. I can always get behind a weird time signature.

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5

Lives up to the hype. "Time" has to be the best song off the album, beautiful and haunting.

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5

Was gutted when it finished, played it again straight away.

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5

Can't get much better than this

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5

A masterpiece. One of the most iconic albums ever and one of the rare cases in which the most popular is also the best.

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5

A 2000 lb. gorilla of an album that stayed in the charts for what, decades? And rightly so.

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5

One the best albums of all time. Brain damage and time are my favorite

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5

The best

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5

It’s a classic for a reason

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5

Legendary

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5

This album is Money

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5

Another all time classic, one of my favourite albums before this, and it still is. A masterwork, best listened to as a whole, but Money and Eclipse are my favourite "movements"

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5

Overrated perhaps, but hard to argue against a 5.

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5

true classic that completely succeeds musically and thematically

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5

Already know 6

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5

Timeless classic!!

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5

17th January 2022 Listened to the vinyl in the early afternoon while trying to make a video for the edit. One of the all time classics, it's unique and groundbreaking.

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5

Some of the best music ever made

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5

Un chef d'oeuvre. 6/5 tout simplement un album qui dépasse les époques et les styles.

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5

La portada, els arranjaments, les melodies, els efectes de so, els pasatges instrumentals... No hi ha res en aquest disc que no sigui perfecte

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5

I love revisiting this classic. It's so dreamy and dense and just perfect!!

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5

One of the best albums ever. Timeless.

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5

Really is an incredible album.

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5

Never heard of it.

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5

Well, what can I say about this album that hasn't been said before....? If you haven't heard it before (which is implausible at this point), do so now. And, when you do, I'll see you on the dark side of the moon.

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5

Gold

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5

Perfection. Utter, complete, absolute perfection as music, as art, as an experience. I strongly encourage you to spend time watching Polyphonic's series of brief videos going through this album song by song. The videos are available on Nebula (worth subscribing to) and YouTube. Noah (creator and producer of Polyphonic's videos) has a wonderful gift for adding cultural and societal perspective to music and is definitely worth following. (No, I have no connection to him or his work; just love his stuff.)

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5

G O D

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А че незя ставить шесть

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Classic

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5

Fav songs: - Breathe (In The Air) - Time - The Great Gig In The Sky - Us And Them - Brain Damage - Eclipse

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I nearly gave this a 4 as it's not quite my favourite Pink Floyd album, but all of the criticisms I had seemed so minor and nitpicky when I started typing them out It's just really damn good, not perfect in my opinion but close enough

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I went into this aware that this is considered one of the best albums of all time by many MANY people, but also feeling like I've never really \"got\" Pink Floyd. Like I've listened and enjoyed bits but I've never got the hype... OOF I think I get it now The atmosphere of this whole album is gorgeous, all lush and dramatic and cool. I don't have much to say other than I bloody love it

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5

Maybe a little overhyped, but there's a reason this album gets so much praise; it's excellent. Dark Side of the Moon is not my favourite PF release, I think each of the three subsequent albums surpass it, but this was where they really transformed themselves into a great band. Money is one of the all-time best prog rock songs.

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5

I genuinely believe this is the only record anyone needs. The themes are just as poignant today as they were in 1973. It is an actual timeless classic.

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5

Timeless classic.

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5

Flows exceptionally well. Immaculate production and sound design for its time. "The Great Gig In The Sky" is one of the most chilling vocal performances of all time. "Money" is such a naturally grooving 7/4 song and the Gilmour's solo bangs. The rising chorus in "Us and Them" is just massive. There is a reason this has the universal acclaim that it does, and I 100% agree.

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5

This record got me into Pink Floyd, and is the first of the three albums that I consider the best of their discography; Dark Side, Wish You Were Here, and Animals. I love David Gilmour's style and tone. Lots of really great analog synth lines. The song writing is a good balance of Gilmour's and Waters' styles. An album I've listened to probably hundreds of times at this point, but still isn't played out in my mind.

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5

Dark Side of the Moon Love the dreamy start to the album. Feels like On the Run kinda kills the momentum though, and the abrupt intro of Time is jarring. Maybe this is on purpose? Money still slaps kinda an abrupt end too lol

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