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  1. Tom Turd
    July 20, 2016 @ 5:40 pm

    The Great Gig In The Sky or The Orgasm Song as it would be better known as is a complete spoiler on this album.


  2. isaac
    November 28, 2016 @ 7:33 am

    Everyone has that one album they are able to listen to over and over again. For me, that album is “The Dark Side of the Moon” by the British rock band Pink Floyd. The album was released March 1st, 1973 and became an instant hit, selling over 45 million copies worldwide. Rolling Stones named it one of the best albums of all time. If you’re someone digging into old school rock music, and who likes deep lyrics, take the trip with Pink Floyd to “The Dark Side of the Moon,” you won’t regret it.
    A lot of new rock music coming out these days concentrates on long screamos and heavy guitar solos. This may interest some listeners, but not if the listener is looking for deep lyrics. Rock musicians that come out with new music are, without a doubt, talented. However, the lyrics are shallow and get old after hearing it a couple of times. The lyrics Pink Floyd implemented into their album is deep. Generally, people use music as a way to escape reality, and therefore musicians indulge in lyrics about perfect love stories and happy times. However, when listening to the “Dark Side of the Moon,” one begins to drift further into reality and not the other way around.
    This album is by no means an escape out of reality; it brings the listener back down to earth. One of the songs in the album is called “Time.” It starts off with an alarm clock ringing in the background, alerting you that time is ticking and it never stops. We can all relate to time and wasting time is something we are all guilty of. This track talks about the importance of being productive during dull moments of the day. Life is only getting shorter the older we get. When we are young, we think we have a whole life ahead of us, but with a blink of an eye, there’s little time left and by then it’s too late. This is just one of the many concepts Pink Floyd talks about. Some other concepts the band mentions are money, greed, death, and psychiatric disorders. All these concepts are applicable to the reality of our everyday lives.
    Most music albums have tracks that are independent of each other, but DSM has its whole album play as one long song harmoniously. I found that to be an impressive way to go about the structure of this album. It’s easier to produce a bunch of songs with completely different ideas and emotions then put them on a record playing each song individually. There is no need for flow or correspondence of ideas in those kinds of albums. On the other hand, in “The Dark Side of the Moon,” the album plays as one track, which is well thought-out and structured so that the mood of the album connects to all its ideas. Like a well-constructed essay, it has an introduction body and a conclusion, tying all the ideas together. One thing that I found a bit excessive is the abstract sounds in between each song. Don’t get me wrong, there is a meaning to those parts as well, for they introduce each track; however I think the abstract music before each song is a bit to psychedelic to my taste.
    Overall this album is amazing; the amount of copies sold speaks for itself. If you are into an album that’s mixed with rock, jazz, and psychedelic transitions, you’ll love every bit of this album. The music is flawless and the mellow theme will relax you after a long day. While your friends are listening to top hits on the radio, you can indulge your mind in deep, meaningful music that teaches lessons and warns its listeners with the philosophical ideas that can ultimately lead a person to an unfulfilled life.


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  4. Paul Vernall
    November 17, 2020 @ 4:19 am

    Would someone please, please, give the saxophone its due accolades on Us and Them. This song is great, and sits on top of a maintain, but its the saxophone that sends it into outer space. What about in the second half of the song when the guy scrambles it at the top of the note. Insane – eargasmic! And how dry was it? I’ll tell you how dry it was! At the end of the session they tried to rehydrate it, but it didn’t make it. It died!


  5. Jim Carlin
    January 29, 2021 @ 11:38 pm

    I have been listening to DSOTM since it was intially released. I saw the band perform the album. I have worn out 2 vinyl copies, have a CD and recently was given a new 180 gram vinyl. I still find time to spin up the record player, crank the volume, turn out the lights and listen with the intensity that no other music I have know demands.

    It is a mood, a thought, a fleeting emotion, a lost memory, a fear of the a future without your control, a remind of the fragility of the mind. It is ethereal highs, sounds that drive the album forward that aren’t music (foot steps, cash drawers, talking voices. . .) that are integral to the entity.

    Clare Tory hitting that amazing note then falling back down to a quiet lamentation (reminds me of Barber’s Adagio) and then the grossly overplayed Money.

    I have never tired of it. That is unique. I have tired of all albums in time. They don’t age well, they wear thin, grow to familiar and breed contempt. I find I can still fall into DSOTM every single time.

    My son, now in his 30’s called me yesterday to say that he can’t listen to DSOTM in single cuts. He has to sit and listen to it in its entirity because to listen to any one piece leaves him feeling that it must be heard in its complete form. The album is 15 years older than he is.

    I can’t review the music. I can tell you that great music stand the test of time. Bach, Beethoven, Miles Davis . . . they have no time, no anchor to a period. They stand uniquely on their own to be discovered by each generation and for each generation to call it their own.

    Put the album in my coffin. I will listen to it on my way to my final destination (though Roger would HATE that thought.)


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