A Momentary Lapse of Reason Pink Floyd

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Fishoutofwater, Oct 21, 2017.

  1. Fishoutofwater

    Fishoutofwater Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Hi
    For some reason i have always ignored this album. I have now rediscovered it and i am really enjoying it. Is there any love for this album among forum members? What are your thoughts
     
  2. Rodney Toady

    Rodney Toady Waste of cyberspace

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    Not my favourite Floyd album, but I rather like it - it most certainly is an Armstrongian step up from The Final Cut, if you ask me (and I guess you just did)...
     
  3. Fishoutofwater

    Fishoutofwater Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I like the final cut but i now think you have a point.
     
  4. Somerset Scholar

    Somerset Scholar Well-Known Member

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    I enjoyed it when it came out. Production is obviously dated in an 80s way. The latest BG vinyl softens it somewhat, which I like. However, it is lower tier Floyd. Some uninspired tracks...a bit shouty...possibly even DG said as such in retrospect.
    I do like the atmospheric opener. The last track has grown on me over time too.
     
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  5. davesmoked

    davesmoked Well-Known Member

    For me Final Cut is better...but I do enjoy Momentary Lapse these days...solid album
     
  6. Fishoutofwater

    Fishoutofwater Forum Resident Thread Starter

    It is a bit "shouty" but a good album even at low volumes. The last track, Sorrow, is simply fantastic; just been listening to it
     
  7. Somerset Scholar

    Somerset Scholar Well-Known Member

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    I agree. For me it has grown in stature over the years. It has a much more solid and inspired artistic vision than AMLOR.
     
  8. davenav

    davenav Forum Resident

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    Quite underrated, I'd say.
     
  9. AZRunner

    AZRunner Forum Resident

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    The only time I saw Pink Floyd live was when they toured for this album, so it will always have a place for me. Not great, but solid.
     
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  10. Carlox

    Carlox Forum Resident

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    I like it. Dated yes, but no problem with this. I'm more interested in knowing the best cd version...
     
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  11. Kim Olesen

    Kim Olesen Forum Resident

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    I’ve always liked it.
     
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  12. Solace

    Solace Forum Resident

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    I always liked it too. Nowhere near as good as The Final Cut of course (a personal favourite of mine), but more coherent than The Division Bell. Underrated.
     
  13. abzach

    abzach Well-Known Member

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    Great album, unfairly bashed by some strong voiced Waters fans.
     
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  14. Psychedelic Good Trip

    Psychedelic Good Trip Forum Resident

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    A good solid 80's album. Dated yes but for some reason it has a futuristic sound and quality to it.
     
  15. The Bishop

    The Bishop Forum Resident

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    A firm favourite with me. I’ll always play it in preference to The Wall, or The Final Cut, these days.
     
  16. JonMcK

    JonMcK Active Member

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    On The Turning Away, Yet Another Movie & Sorrow are big favourites of mine.
     
  17. Psychedelic Good Trip

    Psychedelic Good Trip Forum Resident

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  18. Slick Willie

    Slick Willie Decisively Indecisive

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    I've always liked, possibly their weakest for me (and no, I do not consider The Endless Intros a true album), but one I do have on a somewhat regular rotation.
     
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  19. 24voltsdc

    24voltsdc Forum Resident

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    As far as post Roger albums it's not as good as The Division Bell. Nick and Rick especially had much more input. It was a true group effort. But AMLOR still has it's good qualities. As someone mentioned it has a futuristic sound to it.
    My biggest problem with it is in the production. It's a cold sterile sounding record. Not much warmth to it. But it's still has some good songs that take me back to when my wife and I had just met. We both were into it at the time.
    6/10
     
  20. Psychedelic Good Trip

    Psychedelic Good Trip Forum Resident

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    Don't agree with all thus chaps review but he made me aware of instances of this album. Interesting review.


     
  21. Philrock90

    Philrock90 Active Member

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    Love it all really faves are one slip yet another movie and on the turning away and sorrow
     
  22. Psychedelic Good Trip

    Psychedelic Good Trip Forum Resident

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  23. Philrock90

    Philrock90 Active Member

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    Forgot that one love the sax on that
     
  24. Psychedelic Good Trip

    Psychedelic Good Trip Forum Resident

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    Another way I view this album it was kind of like a Pink Floyd big 80's album. Production and 1980's synth style sounding keys. Regardless I like it.
     
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  25. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    Post #34 gives Vernon's favorites.
    When playing mine I usually reach for my old US over the UK or 2011.
    My opinion this wasn't a good recording to begin with... So instead of 'best' --> 'favorite' may be a better descriptor
    Pink Floyd's first four albums: best CD versions
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2017

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