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Division Bell seems to be an underrated album!

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Nesf

Division Bell isn't my favourite PF album, but it's still a decent album, not as bad as some make out. When I first heard it, I was drawn to the lyrical content more than the music itself. When a key band member leaves and is replaced by another, the band often changes direction, thus alienating its fans. It doesn't mean that what the band then produces is bad, just different and not to the taste of the fans. Such a division occcured when Peter Gabriel left Genesis, or Fish left Marillion to be repaced by Hogarth.  Far Side of the Moon and Animals are my favourite albums. Oh, and I love The Wall.

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Sirius

I'm not fond of A Momentary Lapse of Reason, but The Division Bell and The Endless River have some beautiful moments. Waters' presence would undoubtedly have given them more focus and emotional intensity, but they're certainly not bad albums on their own terms.

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Gone away

The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967 album) resonated strongly with me when younger ... Bike ... Gnome etc... classics.
Never felt like investigating  their future stuff ... found it non-stimulating.
I'm the only person I know who's not keen

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Sirius
On 11/3/2017 at 4:34 PM, Gone home said:

The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967 album) resonated strongly with me when younger ... Bike ... Gnome etc... classics.
Never felt like investigating  their future stuff ... found it non-stimulating.
I'm the only person I know who's not keen

Out of curiosity, what have you heard from the post-Syd era?

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Gone away

Tbh not alot if anything ... Dark side of the moon (which people used to rave on about) never grabbed me in the slightest... the older stuff had an instant grab factor ... maybe its attention span related .... I get off put by long rock solos too these days.

Back in the day I would listen to music for hours every day + study guitar for hours daily.

These days I don't really have any listening sessions at all ... maybe I should look at that again as I could do with some focused some relaxation time.

 

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DavidTheWitch

 

This has become my favorite Pink Floyd song. It describes perfectly what it is like to have an anger management problem!

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Sirius
On 09/12/2017 at 11:40 AM, Gone home said:

Tbh not alot if anything ... Dark side of the moon (which people used to rave on about) never grabbed me in the slightest... the older stuff had an instant grab factor ... maybe its attention span related .... I get off put by long rock solos too these days.

I was in a similar position to you, in that I strongly resonated with Syd's music (and still do) but couldn't really get into The Dark Side of the Moon or Wish You Were Here, which probably had more to do with my own preconceptions than anything else. Most of classic prog bands are very much about escapism and spiritual uplift, whereas post-Barrett Floyd were more about confronting the darker aspects of the human condition such as mental illness, poverty, political corruption, war, etc. in an immersive way. If ever you wanted to investigate further, I would recommend listening to the Roger Waters dominated era; Animals, The Wall and The Final Cut, and then working backwards. They're more direct, more intense, less instrumentally-focused albums and may give you a clearer idea of where the band is coming from emotionally... based on my experience, anyway.

Their second album A Saucerful of Secrets features two songs that Syd contributed to and the rest of the tracks noticeably attempt to emulate his style, though perhaps with questionable success, but if you liked The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, you may also enjoy this one.

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