The Final Cut (studio album) by Pink Floyd

The Final Cut
The Final Cut by Pink Floyd
Year: 1983
Overall rank: 708th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
71/100 (from 853 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1983 (9th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (108th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (708th)

Pink Floyd bestography

The Final Cut is ranked 10th best out of 33 albums by Pink Floyd on BestEverAlbums.com.

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 98,086.

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From 07/05/2020 17:34
I really, really like this album. Yes it does feel more Roger than Floyd. Yes Dave should have got a bit more solo time. Yes whisper and screaming goes on. The narrative links back to the Father & War backstory in The Wall. But despite all that it is still a cracking album and preferred to the post Roger Floyd - although I also really like them!
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From 06/09/2020 13:12
The whisper-soft vocals with distant yelling harmonies in the background or sudden burst into screaming loud vocals gets really tiring after a while, and most songs sound really similar to each other. There's not a whole lot of variety going on. Still, it's fairly enjoyable.
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From 01/31/2020 23:52
put ...when the tigers broke free... in alignment
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From 07/08/2019 08:34
I enjoy this a lot more than I should! A bit like the Wall in that it feels like a Waters solo album with the best supporting musicians possible, only more so.
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From 05/11/2019 02:26
Repeat listens and you love this album
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From 04/27/2019 00:11
One of the best Pink Floyd albuns...and one of the best ever
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From 03/22/2019 16:45
Very deep and mold-breaking.
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From 02/23/2019 22:13
I always enjoy this album more than I think I'm going to. Having said that, I feel it lacks the magical Floyd dust that they managed to sprinkle over most of their other releases. There are choice cuts, to be sure, but an awful lot of it dribbles by politely (ironic, given the themes). David Gilmour isn't given enough opportunity to show off his chops, and the songwriting is mostly average. It is saved by the highlights, and for that reason, isn't my least favourite Floyd album, but it's probably best that the band stopped functioning in the form they were in at this point, as their creative juices had stopped flowing as freely.
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From 02/15/2019 04:07
Oh fuck yes
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From 08/17/2018 23:00
Possibly Pink Floyd's most controversial album. Not because of the subject matter, particularly, but because (as is well documented) it represents little more than a Roger Waters solo album. This doesn't necessarily make it a bad thing, but compared to the rest of the band's output, it is lacking some magic. There are some highlights (see below), but overall it misses the creative input from the other members. It's a good album, but that's not really enough for the boys in Pink.
Best tracks: When The Tigers Broke Free, The Hero's Return, The Final Cut
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Best Albums of 1983
1. Murmur by R.E.M.
2. Violent Femmes by Violent Femmes
3. Power, Corruption & Lies by New Order
4. War by U2
5. Synchronicity by The Police
6. Swordfishtrombones by Tom Waits
7. Speaking In Tongues by Talking Heads
8. Kill 'Em All by Metallica
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