Dark Side of the Moon (Pink Floyd)

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    Sat Feb 09 2008

    Well this is the most technically thought of album in the history of Rock Music. The best in Classical Rock and also the most famous. The lyrics and the music both are in perfect balance which is hard to find these days. Good Work!

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    Wed Sep 05 2007

    the most classic of all classic rock,this disk created FM radio,words cannot express how much of an acomplishment this is.fave:any colour you like

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    Tue Jul 03 2007

    Still after all of these years this is a great fun album full of wild sounds and brilliant musical ideas. With relatively little interest in traditional song structure, save for the single "Money" and "Us and Them" the band was mainly focused on marrying headspace and music for to create 45 minutes of sensation. While their previous albums had attempted the same, it wasn't until the synthesized sounds that became available to them in the studio that they created a masterwork.

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    Mon May 28 2007

    What can you say?

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    Thu Jul 20 2006

    Need we say more!

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    Sat Jul 01 2006

    Eventhough I am only 21, I will say this Album is a Classic. A Masterpiece. I grew up on the Classic Rock bit. And this Pink Floyd Album, is most deffinetly a great, well put together Album.

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    Thu Apr 27 2006

    A classic - love this one.

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    Thu Apr 20 2006

    Great album by the floyd boys - one of the best recordings of all time. I agree this one is ageless. Money rocks!

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    Tue Mar 28 2006

    It is the legend for good reason. This album started it all and eventhough its nowhere near the beginning of the Pink Floyd era it changed everything. The details and intricacies are amazing and even more so when you consider this was made back when synthesizers where all tubes and patch cords. The mixing and studio work are done with mike set-ups and live performances. This is still an awesome album to just sit in a dark room and crank up through a mega surround sound system. Gilmore, Wright, Mason, and then Waters never did anything sub-par and this album is a product of many years of fine tuning and experimentation.

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    Mon Mar 27 2006

    Wow...a lot of people think that this is a boring album. That really surprises me. It's pretty boring on the first time around, but you really have to pick this one up again and listen to it with an open mind. There really is nothing else like this (though David Gilmore's recently released On an Island is similar in some respects) music, lyrics, vocals and all. The backup vocals really bring the music to it's fullest potential and so do the instrumentals. Very thought provoking, really gives you something to think about. In short, this album will make you see the world for the first time. Listen twice and think doubly so. You may re-emerge a different person. Arseman: Are you sure you listened to the album? I'm not sure what you mean by non musical sounds... maybe the intro and On The Run but thats about it. Do you consider the human voice non musical?

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    Sun Mar 26 2006

    ahhh those times they were a' changin' don't tchya think? flower kids to psychedelia and the"Dehlia". But of course I digress. Still waiting for the flash backs. This one it really hard as each was excellent in their own way. Had to stop this one as I was becoming too melancholic

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    Tue Mar 14 2006

    It ran in the top 100 albums of Billboard Magazine for 10 years and was in the top 200 for 15 years. That alone tells you that this was one of the best ever and BTW, I agree.

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    Tue Mar 07 2006

    Dark Side is a classic just about anywhere you go in this big wide world. The fact that it stayed on the top 200 charts for over 700 weeks proves its worth as one of the all time classics not just a 70's classic.

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    Mon Feb 27 2006

    Money is a great song and also are all the rest so I say this a great album but not there best like THE WALL or WISH YOU WERE HERE but is great like most i would expeect from them!!!

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    Wed Feb 22 2006

    A really boring and self indulgent collection of non musical sounds. Lowest rating!!!

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    Wed Feb 15 2006

    I don't really listen to it anymore, though I'm a Floyd fan, I got weary of it long ago, and tend to listen to the Barrett era stuff and their earlier material more than the big albums anymore. Played it all the time as a kid, and I feel that you should probably rate records based on your peak impression: i.e., how great or how lousy was it before you got sick of it? It's trite to say so, but it is a bona fide classic.

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    Fri Jan 27 2006

    The Ten Greatest Albums of All Time: 10. Green - R.E.M. (1988) 9. A Farewell To Kings - Rush (1977) 8. Superunknown - Soundgarden (1994) 7. Animals - Pink Floyd (1977) 6. Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin (1971) 5. Ten - Pearl Jam (1991) 4. Document - R.E.M. (1987) 3. Permanent Waves - Rush (1981) 2. The Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd (1973) 1. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd (1975) And so it was writ. And all mankind stood in silent awe of my list.

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    Wed Jan 11 2006

    Typical boring, self indulgent Floyd.

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    Sun Nov 06 2005

    Terrific booze/dope album. . .it's a great work from the 70's that is still worth listening to if you're in a melancholy mood. . .

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    Fri Nov 04 2005

    Boring. Has the effect of 50 Mogadon

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    Mon Oct 03 2005

    It is designed to be listened to "with the mind open". Not that you should do that but you have missed it if you don't.

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    Fri Sep 30 2005

    Overrated and boring.

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    Fri Aug 12 2005

    there best album besides the wall

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    Mon Jul 25 2005

    This isnt the Floyds best album (that would be Wish You Were Here) but highly inovative and way ahead of its time oh and by the way it staid on the charts for 741 weeks.

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    Mon Jul 04 2005

    Money's a great track, thanks mainly to Gilmour's guitar work. But IMO, most of the other tracks are ponderous and don't seem to go anywhere. Sure it was very innovative at the time bit on the whole I don't find it enjoyable listening.

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    Mon Jun 06 2005

    One of the best selling Albums of all time and was on the charts for a very long time. Arguably one of the best rock albums of all time

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    Sun Jun 05 2005

    A dark brooding materpiece, that loosely chronicled their former lead singer Sid Barret's slow horrifying journey to the depths of insanity. Technically brilliant and hauntingly beautiful, Dark Side still gives me goosebumps everytime I hear it. Pink Floyd at their best!

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    Fri May 20 2005

    By far, THE best put together, start to finish album of all time. Wish You Were Here, Jar of Flies, close. There are zero albums in todays music world that compare.

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    Mon May 02 2005

    Wow- a complete masterpiece, ranks in the top 5 albums of all time.

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    Fri Apr 01 2005

    The dark side of the moon is where this would be best played. Pink Floyd at their most mediocre.

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    Sat Feb 12 2005

    there is no equal

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    Sat Oct 23 2004

    This album KICKS ARSE!

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    Fri Oct 22 2004

    Classic Rock at its best.This is a very strong album- no filler here,folks....

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    Wed Aug 25 2004

    Overexposed a bit but I still enjoy turning the lava lamp to this one. I usually program my CD player to skip Money, but the rest of the CD is near perfection and wonderfully moody and psychedelic.

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    Thu Aug 05 2004

    This is one of the greatest albums ever made.

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    Mon Jun 28 2004

    Best Floyd album ever. More complete and artistic than the Wall, more focused and epic than Wish You Were Here. Loved it during the big Millenium new years here in Toronto, when the clock struck twelve, of all the songs they could have played to greet a new century, they played Time from this album, how cool is that.

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    Wed Mar 17 2004

    More like the 'dark side of music'...a complete melancholy mess that I have no desire to ever listen to again !

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    Mon Mar 15 2004

    Magnum opus! Serious Mood Music. Kicks off with the craziness of Speak To Me, where he talks of insanity -- which is really the theme of the album, isn't it? Then we hit the seamless transition into the frightening On the Run. I must say when I turned of the lights at 11PM and listened to this, I kept looking over my shoulder; a constant stream of chills ran down my spine. Great Gig in the Sky runs through my head everytime I watch sunset. Personally, I don't like Money -- it's not a bad song, but it just doesn't fit with the rest of the album -- I mean, it's wedged between a song about eternity (Great Gig In the Sky) and war (Us And Them) without any seamless lyrical or instrumental transition that we find everywhere else in the album. But the rest is great -- I had to choose between Led Zeppelin IV and Dark Side of the Moon, and I'm glad I chose this.

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    Sat Mar 13 2004

    Probably the best studio album ever recorded. This album is timeless, deep, inspirational, and multi-layered. The lyrics, the key of the songs, the effects, and the performance, all serve to convey the tension between wanting to grow and be free while being limited and restrained by time, society, work, and, in the end, self-doubt.

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    Fri Mar 12 2004

    how many years was it on billboards top 100 albums list??? just askin'

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    Sun Jan 04 2004

    The best album ever, and it was on the charts almost as long. It trensends generation gaps, as it is continually rediscovered by younger music lovers. I've worn out 3 cassettes and 2 cd's of this baby!! Highly recommended.

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    Wed Nov 26 2003

    Pink Floyd peaked with Dark Side Of The Moon when it was released in 1973. I imagine that other Floyd releases have been ranked higher on this list than Dark Side merely because this release has enjoyed so much popularity and has been (admittedly) overplayed. Nevertheless, for someone just starting to approach Pink Floyd, this full-length effort is undeniably the place to start which avoids the excesses of The Wall, Wish You Were Here, and Animals. For a Floyd album, Dark Side Of The Moon has an impressive number of singles as well, most notably Time, Money and Us And Them. As other comments have noted, by intent or by happenstance, one can play Dark Side along with the film The Wizard Of Oz for a interesting musical interpretation of the movie. Finally, as an interesting note, Alan Parsons was the engineer for this release.

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    Mon Sep 08 2003

    My personal favorite Pink Floyd album. As far as the Wizard of Oz "phenomenon" is concerned, I think it's just a few completely unintended coincidences that some bored individual noticed one day through a cloud of pot smoke. But anyway, the music rocks. "Time" is a personal favorite of mine.

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    Thu May 01 2003

    Dark Side of the Moon is the best selling rock album of all time, and for good reason. It takes a few times through the album before you can really appreciate the musical genius. Anybody who does not like this album sucks.

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    Wed Apr 30 2003

    Anyone who doesn't own this cd needs to not vote on aything on this web site deal with music it should be #1

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    Fri Apr 18 2003

    This album represents an achievement of the highest order. Its greatness lies not in a single seminal song or a memorable riff (although it has both), but rather in a perfect realization of the seamlessness of life.....This album is 30 years old, but has been a hit with every generation from the late-boomers to Generation Z - because it resonates, rings true, and sounds ever-fresh!

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    Sun Apr 06 2003

    Incredible! I appreciate Roger Waters sarcastic and witty lyrics! Two thumbs up!

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    Fri Feb 21 2003

    One of the best rock albums ever. Pink Floyd was at their best in this album, they were certainly a great group. This masterpiece (it is no LESS than a masterpiece) deserves all the credit in the world, while it may be difficult for some people to understand or care for, this album makes a person think. It makes you appreciate it, and I personnally do appreciate this album. It has changed rock and roll, it has sold so many copies, and STILL appears on the Billboard chart every once in a while. Time, Brain Damage, Us and Them, and the Great Gig in the Sky are incredible songs. This is a must own CD.

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    Sun Feb 16 2003

    I guess this is Pink Floyd's most famous album. It is a good ALBUM, but the songs themselves are not very good by themselves. The best song, in my opinion, is The Great Gig in the Sky, and all it has is some God-awful caterwalling. It's pretty boring. However, it has some awesome samples, brilliant stereo sound, and an awesome presentation. It's something that you need to listen to all the way through in one sitting with nice stereo. Also, you can play it as the soundtrack to the Wizard of Oz, which is brilliant, even if I'll never do it. The album is good, but The Wall was better.