Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Pure Nostalgia, or Something More?

Is it just me, or is this new Pink Floyd record that everyone's snarking about actually pretty awesome to listen to?

Not much in the way of lyrics, but these days that's preferable to me. More and more I find myself listening to instrumental music, and getting this batch of Floyd sounds sans lyrics is kind of perfect. Built of outtakes and extras as it essentially is (culled from about 20 hours of music left from their 94 album The Division Bell, from what I gather), it's easy to agree that Pink Floyd is not breaking new ground here. But who cares?

This is totally enjoyable progressive rock music. It's a pretty lovely epitaph for Richard Wright, their original keyboard player who died last year and who's playing is integral to these songs.

It's familiar and bold without being ambitious or eager. It's not overly complicated. It's nice background music, to be perfectly truthful, but that's a compliment coming from me.

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