Review #34: Pink Floyd – The Endless River

Artist – Pink Floyd
Album – The Endless River (2014)

Check it out – https://open.spotify.com/album/0fXAlQ9wTG2glNJvZEkBZc

Pink Floyd are an English rock band, founded in 1965. Best known for the albums ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ and ‘The Wall’, Pink Floyd became one of the most influential UK rock bands to grace the stage. Comprised of Roger Waters, Nick Mason, David Gilmour, Syd Barrett and Richard Wright, the band grew a passionate fan base through their experimental music, complex subject matters and incredible live performances. After 20 years “Pink Floyd” now release a new studio album ‘The Endless River”.

As a massive Pink Floyd fan I feel disappointed in having to say this … I really didn’t enjoy this album. Firstly it has to be mentioned that this isn’t really “Pink Floyd”, but simply two of the member using its name as promotion. The Endless River really describes the album within it’s name ‘Endless’, every song/movement connecting in a way to create one seamless song. This is the albums downfall in many ways, creating around 50 mins of music that drags on and on and on. The album mostly doesn’t even sound like a Pink Floyd album, more like an electronic minimalist experiment of which David Gilmour has every so often recorded a couple signature solos over the top. The one stand out track is interestingly the only one with vocals, ‘Louder Than Words’. This is the last song on the album, therefore bringing everything together, vocals, guitar solos, which almost creates something that resembles Pink Floyd.

I personally don’t think this album will appeal to many, including the avid Pink Floyd fans due to its distance. I may save the aforementioned ‘Louder Than Words’ within my Pink Floyd collection, but the rest of the album will probably never be listened to again. I’d suggest having a listen, you may like it after all, but just don’t buy it first.

4/10

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