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The Dark Side Of The Moon

Pink Floyd

1973

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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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  • Rock
  • Psychedelic Rock

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Sun Oct 15 2023
5

You have two choices. Either: - recognize that this is one of the greatest albums of all time - be a contrarian twatwaffle So what if Roger Waters decided to be Putin's cabana boy in later life? So what if he released a bullshit de-Gilmourized crummy watered-down (heh) remake? Dark Side of the Moon, as released in 1973, is a flawless, timeless album. If I only get to pick one record to bring to your deserted island... to be honest, I'm picking Bitches Brew but this would be a close 2nd choice.

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Thu Apr 22 2021
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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Thu May 20 2021
5

£30 well spent on vocalist Claire Torry!

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Tue Feb 16 2021
5

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

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Fri Feb 19 2021
5

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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Tue Sep 14 2021
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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Tue Oct 04 2022
2

the dark side of the moon is the boring one

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Fri Mar 26 2021
5

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

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Mon Mar 22 2021
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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Tue Nov 16 2021
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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Mon Jun 28 2021
4

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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Wed Jul 14 2021
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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Fri May 05 2023
5

Jesus Christ, where to begin? The absolute stronghold this band had on me as a 15 year old is pretty gargantuan. I feel like for me (and likely a lot of other people), this is one of those records where you first understand that an album could be more than just a collection of good songs, but an entire piece to view as a whole. The first side of this record is difficult to fault - from the concepts laid down early in its intros to the sonic whiplash of the paranoid alarm clocks and most bananas guitar sounds in Time that send me right round the bend, (even if you find guitar solos ostentatious, this one is so tasty), to that earth shattering vocal solo by Clare Tolly on Great Gig - seamless transition throughout and so polished and so weird. Side 2 I could maybe nitpick at, but honestly that’s all it is. Us and Them maybe crawls a bit towards the end of its runtime. Money is maybe cheesy and on the nose compared to some of their other work, but it’s still so hooky. That punchy time signature and the ringing of the cash registers brings it all home. And the remaining tracks may as well be blended into a single three-part movement that just just brings the whole project to an exciting and electric climax. The mixing and production throughout is hard to deny - this has got to be one of the best sounding records of the 70s, if not all time. Hope everyone that listens to this album does so through good quality headphones. It has surely had its praises sung over the last 50 years (and if I’m being honest, I’m not sure it cracks my top 3 Floyd albums), but listening to this again was just insane and brought a huge smile to my face. Is it overhyped? Maybe. Is it still an absolute hum-dinger of a concept album? No doubt. This was just as much a pleasure listening to it now as it was the first time a decade ago I'm going the whole hog! 5 stars! Fave track: Time

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Fri Feb 19 2021
5

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

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Mon Jun 28 2021
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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Mon Oct 16 2023
5

i started this project 10 months ago and ive waited for this moment so much waking up in the morning to see what album i got and see this beautiful album cover. this is pink floyd's masterpiece. wish you were, the wall, animals, meddle are brilliant albums as well (echoes is my favorite floyd song) but none of those albums gives me an expirience like i get with the album. this record just flows and you lose yourself in the music for 43 minutes. i have so many memories with this album, listening to it for the first time, listening to it on a roadtrip, before sleep, in a basketball game, watching the wizard of oz which btw works INCREDIBLE! this is an album when floyd were still a democracy untill roger waters became in-charge, the vocals of david gilmour and richard wright together creat such an amazing harmony, waters brilliant lyrics, gilmour's iconic solos on time and money, one of the best drummers of all time nick mason creating sort of a melody with the drums in time, richard wright on keys just ties it all together man. you get sucked in with all those sound effects that will repeat throught the album in "speak to me" which transitions BRILLIANTLY into "Breathe". and then you go on a trip in "On the run" untill it all explodes and lead to probably the best lyrics ive heard ever "and you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it sinking" and then breathe reprise. after all of this madness and the heavenly guitar solo the album transition into "The great gig in the sky" so few words, so many emotions. clare tory is such an amazing singer. and with that side one is over, you flip the record and get one of the best and iconic bass riffs in progressive rock "Money", with elemnts of blues rock in an odd time signiture of 7/4 and great sax solo by dick parry. then the last 17 minutes of the album: "Us and them", "Any colour you like", "brain damage", "eclipse". these song goes through psychadelic rock, jazz fusion. us and them is richard wright best performance on the album. any colour you like is just an amazing trip and encore to us and them. brain damage's lyrics refer to syd barret's mental health "the lunatic is in my head..." "and if the band you're in starts playing different tunes" eclipse is probably the best climax to an album ever made "the sun is in tune, but the sun is eclipsed by the moon" also, they recorded interviews with their roadies and asked them questions like when was the last time you were violent? were you in the right? paul and linda mccartney also were interviewed but not included in the album. alan parsons is an amazing producer. there is a good reason why this album is so succssesful and iconic, its the best thing ever recorded, best album of the 70s, best album ever and such an important album to music history that influenced so many people. there have been amazing bands covering this album like dream theater, the flaming lips and so on and it is my dream too one day perform this entire album live and pay tribute to these great 4: Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wright on a side note, roger waters dark side of the moon REDUX is the most awful album ive ever heard and uneccessery rendition of a perfect untouchable album. stay away from that album and go listen to the original again. Thank you PInk Floyd.

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Tue Feb 01 2022
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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Wed Dec 06 2023
5

I’ve listened to this album 6 million times. I’ve synced it up with wizard of oz (it kind of works, kind of), smoked weed while listening, played it late at night with my friends, even listened to it with my mom. What else is there to say. It’s a classic album, and arguably it’s one of the reasons lists like these exist. In many ways Dark Side is the poster child for album as an art form; the cohesive concept, the musical variety, the album art, the posters, the mystique. So while I’m disappointed that classic rock radio and the oversaturation of Pink Floyd marketing has made many people rightly cynical about them and this album. If we’re making a list of the best albums though, really considering the album as an art form. Which to me means a cohesive work of music, separated into separate songs or movements, weaved together by mutual themes, instrumentation, and style. For these reasons, it’s undeniable, dark side of the moon IS one of the greatest albums of all time. And always will be. 5/5

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Wed Dec 06 2023
5

A masterpiece. A flawless record and on the (very) short list of greatest albums of all time.

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Wed Jan 20 2021
1

Gave me a headache. I guess I am not into experimentation. Or narcotics.

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Tue Sep 14 2021
1

Pass….. sounds like a garage band practice before their next gig and may have been indulging before they started to practice. In what I do not know.

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Thu Apr 07 2022
1

Aimless, meandering, and interminable with an incessant cacophony of nonsense. There are some decent songs buried in there, but you have to slog through so much shit to get to them. Time is decent enough once it finally starts in earnest. And Money is the obvious best song because it's the one most structured like, you know, a song. But even that becomes tiresome by the end. This is an album that I will never understand.

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Wed Jan 13 2021
5

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

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Mon Aug 15 2022
5

You’d be giving me a hard time if you were to ask me what’s my vote for best book or best film ever. The torment would come from not being able to compare apples with oranges: there are lots of very good books, but can you really put one book on top of another, significantly different yet undeniably good, book? I can’t. But I can definitely give you my answer for “what is the best album ever”. Not because the same conundrum does not apply when it comes to music, but rather because there is one album that is so exceptionally good that all other albums pale in comparison. An album for which 5 stars fail to suffice. And, for me, that album is Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon. Musically speaking, Dark Side holds some other personal records. I cite The Great Gig in the Sky as “probably the most beautiful song ever” (a bit ironic, given its theme of dying). I consider Money to be one of the ultimate manifestations of musical creativity, starting with the trademark cash till sound, then the distinct 7/4 rhythm, which transitions to the more common 4/4, only to go back to 7/4. And I won't mention the lyrics, which are still too relevant to this day (with dodgy countries and oligarchs sport-washing their vile reputation by buying football teams, or billionaires destroying the climate with their private jets, to cite just a couple of examples). Indeed, side B probably qualifies as my favourite medley of songs ever, rivaled only by Abbey Road's side B. As an audiophile, Dark Side always stood out for me as an album that I both enjoy as sheer entertainment as well as an audio experience. Few rock or pop albums can match it in the sound department: just consider the way it provides a "surround" experience even through a conventional stereo system (let alone the real thing). There's a reason I still go back to Dark Side first whenever I try to assess a stereo, hi fi system, or headphones: They don't mix them like that anymore! Whichever way I look at it, Dark Side is the complete album. It takes me from birth through death and back. It's the album I had listened to the most ever, nothing else even comes close. It's my favourite album, it's my best album. Guess we can shut up shop over here now. Nothing else will come close.

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Thu Apr 07 2022
3

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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Tue Jan 04 2022
1

Never played this all the way through before so thought I’d give it a go. A bit self-indulgent as an album.

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Wed Jan 20 2021
5

"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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Thu Aug 19 2021
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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Tue Dec 28 2021
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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Fri Aug 19 2022
5

This also syncs well with many key episodes of your favorite prestige era television dramas, including but not limited to: Mad Men: Far Away Places Breaking Bad: Mandala The Sopranos: Calling All Cars and/or Join The Club Severance: Defiant Jazz The Leftovers: It's a Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt World Deadwood: The Catbird Seat Better Call Saul: Marco Succession: Too Much Birthday Twin Peaks, Season 3 (Choose Your Own Adventure) That's a small sample size, but the length of most of these episodes is almost similar to that of the full album.

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Mon Dec 04 2023
5

When I heard this the first time some years ago I didn't exactly understand the hype. It took some time to appreciate it, and now I do. I wonder if I would regard it as highly if I didn't know it was one of the best selling records ever? Regardless, I think this is an album that is perfectly suited for listening all the way through in one sitting. Some tracks feels like segways between other tracks ('On The Run', 'The Great Gig In The Sky', 'Any Colour You Like') and perhaps doesn't stand as firmly on their own, but work very well in the context of the album. This is also an album where the artist definitely experiments and pushes boundaires (as with the clocks in 'Time', and the whole 'On The Run' track) and where it actually works very well. When I think of the greatest record ever made, this definitely springs to mind as a candidate, but I am not sure if it is because I really think that it is that good, or if it is because I know it's valued as one of the best records ever. Probably the latter. But even if it's not the best album ever for me, I still think it deserves a 5 star.

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Tue Mar 05 2024
5

A pretty much perfect album, as far as I'm concerned. Pink Floyd builds and releases like no other. One of the top albums of all time, and if you think otherwise, you're wrong.

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Tue Mar 05 2024
5

I have heard a lot music in my life, in a lot of situations, but somehow Pink Floyd has always taken the cake in creating memorable moments. Or happened to play in those, I dunno. Case in point: when we took the last corner through the forest and before us lay the wide beach of Saint-Michel-en-Grève, low tide, the sun had just begun to warm the air and slowly clear the fog, no soul in sight. Breathe (In The Air) was playing. Was magical.

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Sat Mar 09 2024
5

I love this masterpiece! One of the best albums forever, IMHO. Pink Floyd is one of my favorite groups. Album is perfect. I am very pleased to listen it today again.

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Mon Mar 11 2024
5

What am I supposed to say about one of the most lauded albums of all time?

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Mon Mar 11 2024
5

It has been a long time since I last listened to this album. Still good.

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Mon Mar 11 2024
5

The defining album of the Album Era. That cover. The long long chart run - 736 nonconsecutive weeks (from 17 March 1973 to 16 July 1988) including a run of 593 weeks. Nothing I can say that hasn't already been said. My own reflection listening again after many years: - Still perfect. - Owes its existence to Rick Wright and Nick Mason. - The band is firing on all cylinders. - Perfectly balanced between the head and the heart. - An exquisitely beautiful work of art. - Ironically, the start of the Roger Waters Corporation Business Interest Ltd. Money, indeed. - There is a throughline from CAN to this to Talk Talk's "Spirit of Eden" to late 90s Radiohead. - Still powerful and really great to listen to, front to back.

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Mon Apr 08 2024
5

Giving Dark Side of the Moon a 5 feels perfunctory. It goes without saying this record is a masterpiece, I can’t deny it. The production, the songs, the sonic experimentation and the cohesive way it plays out, it’s pretty much perfect. At 43, I’ve literally spent decades of my life with this record. It’s excellent, but I am not excited by it in the least at this point. It’s certainly one of the all time greats, but I think it’s possible to acknowledge it’s greatness while also recognizing that I’ve moved past the time and place in my life where it holds much importance to me, if that makes sense…it’s like a type of stasis. I’m rambling, but this is perhaps my least enthusiastic 5 star rating to date. Dark Side of the Moon was a stepping stone to a lot of other great music for me. Foundational in a way, and maybe I’m taking it for granted, but at this point it’s just there and, frankly, it feels pointless to be writing about it so much, especially when so much has already been written about its importance.

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Fri Apr 05 2024
4

Eerily beautiful album. There is no doubt Dark Side is one of the all time best albums, even the artwork is iconic. It’s like listening to a descent into the madness of a tortured soul.

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Fri Nov 05 2021
3

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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Mon Apr 08 2024
3

I don’t have that much to say about this. It’s not my style but I can sort of understand why it’s so classic. I’ve listened to all the Pink Floyd albums (I guess Piper at the Gates of Dawn was my favorite, still gave it a 3) and I just don’t really connect with them.

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Tue Apr 09 2024
3

Is this album classic? 100%. Is this album as good as everyone says it? Ehh… is this album overrated? 100% Don’t get me wrong, sound wise it’s an amazing album. The album is too notch. The album sleeve is downright iconic. But as a whole? Overrated and some song borderline annoying (On the Run, Great gig…). Money and Time and Breathe are great song, the sounds a is beautiful. But to be honest the last 4 songs… meh. I think this album got bigger because of myths and the sleeve

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Mon May 06 2024
1

I really gave this a proper go - wouldn’t it be nice to like Pink Floyd? They’ve got loads of material to enjoy etc… but fuck me it is so boring. There’s so many bits where if I was in the room I’d say ‘hey guys… maybe let’s take this bit out. no one wants to hear alarms ringing. this other bit is repetitive and pointless’ etc. Boomers were so easily impressed. Was hoping for some sweet guitar solos but nope, there’s like half a one. Boring shit. Probably deserves a 2 from me but deserves more to have its average brought down.

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Tue Jan 19 2021
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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Thu Jul 22 2021
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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Sun Feb 07 2021
5

This deserves more than 5 stars tbh

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Mon Mar 01 2021
5

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

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Wed Jan 20 2021
5

Fav Song: Any Colour You Like

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Thu May 27 2021
5

Um dos melhores albums de todos os tempos.

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Mon Mar 15 2021
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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Tue Apr 20 2021
5

This is dark side of the moon after all

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Wed Mar 17 2021
5

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

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Wed Jan 13 2021
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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Wed Jan 13 2021
5

Classic, highlight track - Time

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Fri Feb 05 2021
5

one of the best albums ever made. period.

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Wed Jan 20 2021
5

One of my favorite albums of all time.

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Wed Jun 09 2021
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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Mon Jan 18 2021
5

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

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Mon May 17 2021
5

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

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Mon Jun 21 2021
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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Mon Feb 22 2021
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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Thu Jul 15 2021
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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Tue Jan 19 2021
5

Perfection. Genius. Masterpiece.

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Fri Mar 19 2021
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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Fri Mar 19 2021
5

Nothing new to add here, absolutely beautiful

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Fri Jan 15 2021
5

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

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Fri Jan 15 2021
5

A classic, always love to listen to this.

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Sun Jul 11 2021
5

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

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Tue Jun 08 2021
5

Disco más importante de Pink Floyd.

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Sat Jan 30 2021
5

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

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Sat Feb 06 2021
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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