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Historic Album Reviews

I am gradually building up my reviews of historic albums from America to U2

 

The Music Years

Albums reviewed by years from 1963 until the present day.

 

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My music writing - both published and unpublished.

 

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Details of Eastern Evening News Here and Now columns I was involved in.

 

2009 Album Reviews

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The Music Years - 1994

The following albums were released in 1994 and have been reviewed thanks to the following legal music sites:

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Pink Floyd - The Division Bell - 7.5

Cluster One/ What Do You Want From Me/ Poles Apart/ Marooned/ A Great Day For Freedom/ Wearing the Inside Out/ Take it Back/ Coming Back to Life/ Keep Talking/ Lost for Words/ High Hopes

The Floyd's final studio album wasn't treated too well by the critics who perhaps were expecting or looking for a return to the glory days. That simply wasn't going to happen post Roger Waters. But the fact is that this is more than a competent album full of Floyd trademarks and far more highs than lows. Indeed it has the feel of a very together album with some beautiful guitar work and some interesting lyrics. What Do You Want From Me? is seemingly about a relationship but could just as easily be a song about Waters and his relationship with individual members of the band. Perhaps it is the wailing guitars on Poles Apart and the instrumental Marooned that is the trademark of the album as a whole. Then there are two of the bands most endearing songs in "Keep Talking" with the Steven Hawking introduction and the final track High Hopes which has always been one of my favourite Floyd tracks. In fact this is more soulful than many Floyd albums. There are no bad tracks and I do rate it highly and certainly on a par with Meddle and Atom Heart Mother.