The Final Cut vs. A Momentary Lapse of Reason

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The Final Cut vs. A Momentary Lapse of Reason

The Final Cut (1983)
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Re: The Final Cut vs. A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Post by The Silver Lining » Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:35 am

From a Roger Waters fan's point of view, I can say the same thing: his best albums are the ones where he tries least to sound like Pink Floyd.

Amused To Death is still a really good album, but you can tell he tried to go for that great spaced out sound with lots of guitar solos. He thought he could do that without Gilmour and Wright, but it didn't quite work.
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Re: The Final Cut vs. A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Post by Alec Taylor » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:57 pm

So the track "The Final Cut" came up on my Spotify at random today, and for the first time in the seven years I've been familiar with Pink Floyd, I actually rather enjoyed it. I think as my musical tastes have become more diversified and I've become a more empathetic person in general, the song was able to resonate in my mind in a way it never was able to before. Maybe I should give the entire album a second chance with my more mature outlook on life?
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Re: The Final Cut vs. A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Post by Vegetable Layne » Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:19 pm

The Final Cut is a must listen, Pink Floyd or not.
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Re: The Final Cut vs. A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Post by Dyolf » Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:19 pm

I wonder if the upcoming re-working of AMLOR will change people's minds...
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Re: The Final Cut vs. A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Post by Artisan » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:56 am

The Final Cut is such a divisive album, I honestly don't think its fans will be converted by a remix. Unless there's someone who hates both but would pick TFC solely because of the production.

I like AMLOR a lot, and I don't care for the production, but the problems with that album are rooted in the songwriting. A remix is not going to change the fact that The Dogs Of War has clumsy lyrics, or that Yet Another Movie is plodding and repetitive. But I don't seriously dislike either of those songs, and I am interested to hear them in a new sonic context.

That said, I am definitely in agreement that the box set is way overpriced, and after how brutally the last one disappointed me (when every single song I was excited to hear just flat sucked!), I definitely have no intention to buy this even for 20% of its value. But, with the miracle of YouTube, I'll be able to listen to it.

I just hope the remix isn't as bad as OBC was - cranking up the sibilants to the threshold of pain does not constitute a remix!

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Re: The Final Cut vs. A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Post by Vegetable Layne » Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:42 pm

Well, a better production for AMLOR would go a long way. Already One Slip sounds like a brand new song, and its easily the weakest one of the entire album, so maybe the rest of that album is greater now?
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