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Dark Side Of The Moon

Released on 01 January 2009

Artist: Pink Floyd

5.0 out of 5 (25 customer reviews) | Write a review

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  1. Speak To Me
  2. Breathe
  3. On The Run
  4. Time
  5. Great Gig In The Sky
  6. Money
  7. Us And Them
  8. Any Colour You Like
  9. Brain Damage
  10. Eclipse

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 Average rating (25 reviews)

 A Truly Groundbreaking Masterpiece

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Top 100 Music Reviewer

Well the chances are that even if you havent heard this album you have heard of it or at least seen the cover somewhere, iconic in every sense of the word Dark side of the Moon is one of them albums that is as big as god in fact it could be argued that this album has made more of a cultural impact than religion since its release back in 1973, beyond what is the most recognizable album cover of all-time is an album that was and still is one of the most interesting and respected pieces of music ever put on record, the facts pretty much speak for themselves here, nearly 15 years it spent in the american billboard charts and it is safe to say it would probabaly still be on it if the rules hadn't been sneakily changed in the late 80s, but even still it has spent more than twice as long in the billboard charts than any other album in history, also apart from michael jacksons thriller this album has sold more copies than any other album in history, to this very day the album apparently still somehow sells a quarter of a million records each year and this album is solely responsible for a worldwide audience taking an interest in progressive rock
As for the album itself it is a concept album based on the pressures of life and the causes of insanity as suffered by their original frontman syd barrett, it starts with the sound of a heartbeat as if to represent life and finishes with that same heartbeat fading away as if to represent death, but even if the words were taken out from this album it would still be a musical masterpiece in its own right, because the music has been put together in such a way that it works as one long continuos piece and the inclusion of everyday sounds such as the ticking of clocks and opening of cash registers somehow adds to the dynamics of each separate piece, couple that with some of the breathtaking songwriting and solo pieces played by each of the members of floyd on certain pieces then you start to get somewhere near this special vibe that this album gives out, through the years most of the songs on this album have became massive radio staples, such as money, breathe, time and us & them, but this album is a masterpiece when played all the way through with a decent pair of headphones on because the atmospherics on this album are jaw dropping and one of the main reasons that this album has made such an impact on people is that each of the atmospheric pieces on this album are completely different and yet change from piece to piece seamlessly, whether it be the beautiful sound of a womans voice on great gig in the sky or the funky bass rhythm of money, whether it be the superb sax playing on us & them or the wonderful synthesizer sound on any colour you like, this album continues to impress from start to finish even in some cases over 30 years since the first listen
All in all this is an album you probabaly already own, but if you dont you really should take time to see what the rest of the world already knows, this is a masterpiece, a wonderful cacophany of sounds intermingling with each other to create something truly spectacular, give it a try it may even change your whole outlook on music for the better, afterall this album proves that there is no boundaries when it comes to creating beautiful music except for the constraints of your own imagination that is, which is effectively limitless anyway

 Pink Floyd=Awesome

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This album is up there as some of, if not THE best albums of all time. The production, lyrics, melodies and the whole 'vibe' of the album will get you time and time again....

A note: if you have good car sound/ home surround sound.... with every listen you may discover new sounds with each listen- I still do and I love that fact.

 Come to the Dark Side.

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Top 100 DVD Reviewer

Released in March 1973 Dark Side remained in the U.S. Billboard charts longer than any other album in history - 741 weeks and with an estimated 45 million in sales. It may indeed be the greatest album ever recorded; exploring issues such as greed, ageing, war and mental illness (inspired by former band member Sid Barret`s descent into drug fuelled mania). It was one of the first concept albums to be released, and Storm Thorgeson`s cover prism design is, like the album itself, justly famous and iconic. If there is a piece of music out there that needs to be considered "important", then Dark Side of the Moon would sit at the top of the list. It`s a piece of music that is still cool, relevant, and as inventive as the day it was recorded. It`s a masterpiece.

 Dark Side of the Moon

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There is little that can be said about this that hasn't already been said. Of all the albums that changed the face of music in the 1970's and beyond, this stands head and shoulders above all else. The band had built up to this, the peak of their combined genius, for seven years and once completed signalled the beginning of the end. It deals head-on with the human condition, in all its beauty and frailty - death, money, time, madness - all are placed before our eyes in a frighteningly direct manner that, once it has worked its way inside, never leaves you.
An incredible experience that must be listened to in its entirity to understand exactly what the creators were expressing so eloquently. Simple. Direct. Magnificent.


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Superb album from the legendary Pink Floyd, this was when they really found their niche. After Syd Barrett left the band in 1968 they rebuilt their confidence with the albums Atom Heart Mother & Meddle but this was the album that Pink Floyd went global and became one of the world's biggest sellers. Literally every track is genius and showcases the fine musicianship, lyrical ability and atmospheric sounds which became Pink Floyd's trademark that so many bands have tried and since failed to better. Everything down to the album cover is genius and Roger Waters lyrics focus on life, death, insanity , class divide & madness all in a remarkably British theme. David Gilmour's guitar soars on Time & Money, Roger Waters delivers thundering bass on Money & Rick Wright delivers keyboard licks to Us & Them & the Great Gig In The Sky. This is all backed by the brilliant Nick Mason on drums. This is British rock music at its inspiring best. The classic Floyd line-up......... the classic Floyd album!!!!!!

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