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Pink Floyd - The Wall
Label: Capitol Records
Release: 1979

Tracklisting:
In the Flesh?
The Thin Ice
Another Brick in the Wall, part 1
The Happiest Days of Our Lives
Another Brick in the Wall, part 2
Mother
Goodbye Blue Sky
Empty Spaces
Young Lust
One of my Turns
Don't Leave me Now
Another Bricks in the Wall, part 3
Goodbye Cruel World
Hey You
Is There Anybody Out There?
Nobody Home
Vera
Bring the Boys Back Home
Comfortably Numb
The Show Must Go On
In the Flesh
Run Like Hell
Waiting for the Worms
Stop
The Trial
Outside the Wall
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A decade after The Beatles released the First commercial concept album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", Roger Waters took it upon himself to not only continue a tradition of creating musical-art masterpieces, but to perfect it. With "The Wall", Waters performs just that. His 81-minute epic raised the bar of what 'musical genius' truly means.

Like any other Pink Floyd album, "The Wall" does not shine in a select few places, but rather it shines as a single bright light. Some spots shine brighter than others, such as "Hey You" or "Comfortably Numb", but even classic hits such as those require the rest of the album to truly illuminate the listener.

The story of "The Wall" works much like a movie. The opener "In the Flesh?" starts the party with a bang only to catch the listener's attention. "Days of Our Lives/Another Brick pt. 2" gets the audience chanting and marching to the music. "Mother" follows up by assimulating the listener into the album and finally we begin to understand what Roger Waters' masterpiece is all about. The music takes a hold of everyone who listens and makes them feel the pain that the story's protagonist (named 'Pink') feels.

As soon as "Comfortably Numb"'s orgasmic solo ends, the album picks up its' pace again and has a thrilling momentum that is ignited by "Run Like Hell". At the end, "The Trial' concludes the album exactly how it started: with a bang.

No album to this date has matched the heart-pounding, raw emotion that this spectacle emites. Gilmour's masterful guitarwork perfectly compliments Waters' beautiful lyrics that keeps this the best-selling double-album of all time. It helps countless individuals survive through high school, college, and life itself. All in all, this is not just another brick in the wall. What Corgan and Reznor attempted to re-vitalize in the 90's, was this absolute beauty that only music can portray.

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