05/02/2015

Most good things should come to an end

I listened to 'The Endless River' last night - Dave Gilmour's new album. You'll probably guess that as I dont attribute it to Pink Floyd, I wasn't impressed. Frankly, I found the last three albums from 'Pink Floyd' to be indulgent and pretentious - but there are those who would say that is the very definition of 'prog rock'. Ever and ever more Gilmour/Wright, and ever less the dynamic drive that was Pink Floyd, and yes I am lamenting the loss of Roger Waters' angry energy and penetrating lyrics.

Gilmour, Wright and Mason are talented performers, but this album really shows itself as being the sweepings off the cutting room floor (if you'll forgive the mixed metaphor) left behind when they were producing Division Bell. Ever and ever more Gilmour/Wright, and ever less the dynamic drive that was Pink Floyd

The sad thing is, they should probably have stayed there. I found the album very derivative and, frankly, somewhat boring. I am now listening to Atom Heart Mother, *real* Pink Floyd, to flush my system.

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