Lionboy wrote: My least favorite two tracks from these albums are Wish You Were Here and One Slip.
Pffft. Leave it to you to dislike the two best songs out of those albums.
has a really 80s-sounding background instrument that annoys the hell out of me; it's almost like a xylophone. Learning To Fly
also had a bit of a problem with an 80s-like sound. Both of the ones you mentioned, as well as On The Turning Away
, just focus way too much on vocals/lyrics and not nearly
enough on the most important part of any song, the guitar. Furthermore, there were a lot of country/western-sounding noises and instruments in Wish You Were Here
, and that, of course, is nothing short of cacophony to me.
Also, when I listen to Pink Floyd, I want to hear either about A) the human condition or folly, B) psychological malaise, or C) drug-induced hazes. The only sentimental song that I ever enjoyed by Pink Floyd was Pigs On The Wing I
@you - So you really think One Slip
was better than Signs Of Life
, The Dogs Of War
, Yet Another Movie (Round And Around)
, and Sorrow
? And how can you say that Wish You Were Here
was a better song than SOYCD I
, Welcome To The Machine
, and Have A Cigar
Lionboy wrote:The Dark Side Of The Moon was a huge disappointment for me. Although most of the songs were well composed, none of them held my attention.
I dare you to give it a second chance with a big pair of headphones.
You say that as if I have only listened to the album once. Or as if the medium of sound delivery is going to change the fact that none of the songs were very attention-grabbing. Or as if it would even prove anything to me, beyond confirming my conciliatory cession that the songs were well composed.
Okay, so I decided to listen to it again. I'll give you that tracks 1 through 5 are pretty nice. The guitar solo in Time
was quite enjoyable.
But it started sucking real bad at Us And Them
. Really, it started sucking about fifteen or thirty seconds before the end of Money
. The lyrics for Brain Damage
were great, but the music just totally blew.
You know what really annoyed
me? That guy talking in the background in that thick British accent who comes in at about 5:56 of Money
. I especially hate it when he comes back at 4:56 of Us And Them
. I think I heard him somewhere else on the album too, talking this annoying bullshit about "Why should I be afraid of dying? No good reason," or something like that.
God, Us And Them
is just such a horrible song. It sounds like something the band would play in a jazz restaurant full of rich white men in turtlenecks. Any Color You Like
is almost as bad, except when it starts getting into the guitar parts in the middle and at the end.
Frankly, I always disliked Pink Floyd songs that had a saxophone in them. Any use of the saxophone in any
Pink Floyd song could be replaced with a harmonica, and sound a lot better.