A Momentary Lapse of Reason Pink Floyd

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  1. Zack

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    OK, but doesn't hold a candle to the Final Cut. Learning to Fly, One Slip, On the Turning Away, and Sorrow carry the album. The rest is pretty dire, especially Dogs of War. The album's existence allowed me to see two Pink Floyd tours, so it has lots of merit strictly in that sense.
     
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  2. Psychedelic Good Trip

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    In some ways AMLOR has aged well in 30 years. It's quirkiness at release has smoothed out somewhat in three decades. IMHO
     
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  3. DaleClark

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    When I was in high school, I loved The Final Cut. I went back and listened again when the remasters came out...I couldn't get thru it. I also loved AMLOR, now I can only listen to certain tracks. The Division Bell holds up much better
     
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  4. Rfreeman

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    A partial return to form after the dreadful Final Cut and the 50% filler album that preceded it. Most of the cuts were done even better on Delicate Sound and they completed the return to form with Division Bell which easily sands among their 10 best albums.
     
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  5. Thoughtships

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    I always felt it was like About Face Volume Two...
     
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  6. DTK

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    Definitely a business decision to use the PF name.
     
  7. Instant Dharma

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    It was also a big FU to Roger.

    It never felt like About Face pt 2 to me. He definitely tried to make a more Floydish sounding album and he partially succeeded.
     
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  8. Psychedelic Good Trip

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    Hahahahahaha!!!:laugh:
     
  9. Mbe

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    :)

    The boat and oars could almost topple an unsuspecting audience

    [​IMG]
     
  10. samthesham

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    Being a Floydian since late 60s I don't condemn any of their music.When 1st released in 1987 I literally wore it out.This is the one Floyd LP that must be played LOUD to fully enjoy.When dialed to 10 this Floyd rocks.Nothing but love for AMLOR.Peace.
    Note:My choice for weakest LP is Waters dominated TFC.
     
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  11. Mbe

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    May be I left many somewhat bemused by my previous post so let me explain if I may,

    Reading the comment about ‘oars’ reminded me of that particular section of audio when experienced from the pitch of Wembley Stadium
    where the boat with its creaking / splashing of oars sounded to be passing overhead front to back, which I thought very impressive for such a large venue (quite mind blowing).

    The sound checks throughout the day (Lazy Saturday August 1988) gave clues as to what could later be experienced once inside,
    at certain times during the sound checks the ground around Wembley Stadium would tremble like an earthquake.

    Ah, the days before everyone in the audience had a mobile device to hold aloft, get a room = Room 101.

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. KDubATX

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    Not a bad record, but one that is ignorable more so than most anything else in the PF catalog.
     
  13. California Couple

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    When I first heard it I thought it was middling. After a few years I needed some new music and I bought it. I have grown to like it a lot.

    Far better than The Final Cut, I think I like it more than anything that came after Wish You Were Here.
     
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