The Wall (studio album) by Pink Floyd
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The best album by Pink Floyd is The Dark Side Of The Moon which is ranked number 2 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 84,389.
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 86.5/100, a mean average of 85.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 86.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.0.
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Definitely the most ambitious Pink Floyd album and actually executed very well, Comfortably Numb is my top 2 song of all time and Another Brick In The Wall Trilogy, Mother, Goodbye Blue Sky, Hey You and Nobody Home are all excellent tracks. After all I still prefer Wish You Were Here, Animals and Dark Side Of The Moon but it is equally as good it just depends on preference.
Double albums need to be judged on a different set of criteria to single disc albums. The artist has decided that not enough can be trimmed and the 80 minutes+ represents the very best of what has been produced. Any filler on these albums should be judged very harshly indeed. Not so with The Wall. Its strong narrative needs the full 2 discs to be able to breathe, so the one or two tracks which dip below the strength expected can be forgiven (there aren't many, mind!). Too many highlights to mention, tunes to spare, great vocals and instrumentation work and superb lyrics. Adds up to an exceptional and full-on listening experience.
Double albums like this don't come around often. There isn't a weak moment throughout and every track fits perfectly in terms of narrative and overall storytelling. The highs are absolutely ridiculous and the production is incredible. The way the end joins back up with the beginning is genius.
One of my all time favourite records. It was a big part of my teenage years and my mates and I would spend hours contemplating its meaning and trying to recreate the wonderful sounds. Sonically it was stunning on a set of headphones back in the late 70's.
I LOVE THE WALL. it is loaded with great songs
the best of all is Comfortably Numb. I love the
way they linked all of the songs together.
Despite being a Pink Floyd fan, I never really considered this album to be up to the standard of DSOTM and WYWH, and I don't really like albums with 20 songs where most of them are 1 minute long. But you can't deny there is some of their best work on this bloated double album - In The Flesh, Run Like Hell, Another Brick In The Wall. I like Comfortably Numb but find it a bit overrated.
Highly ambitious and emotional, this album represents what rock could be on a larger scale.
Can't see this over animals...
That is how a concept album is done, seamlessly, professionally, and literally. Historical..
This is Pink Floyd's magnum opus. It does more thematically than any previous album while upping the length and scale and not loosing any musical quality.
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