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Old 10-20-2015, 08:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default David Gilmour: Rattle That Lock

I have always been a big fan of Pink Floyd. They have creative riffs and I enjoy every album. David Gilmour has also made great music, and I enjoy his guitar work. So, Rattle That Lock was a perfect sounding album. On paper.

It isn't a bad album, far from it. It's songs are good and I feel like I am listening to late Pink Floyd material. The thing that makes this album mediocre is that it is very slow. The first song "5 AM," is one that seemed to drag on for more than it should. Same with "Beauty." In fact, a lot of the album is slower music, but that can be done really well. I've seen artists like John Hiatt, Radiohead, and even David Gilmour that have made a slow album seem great. Here, it is just a little too slow. It's not bad, just slow and to an extent, boring at times.

The instrumentation is great. David's voice sounds good. Other than it being slow, I don't have a problem with it.

There is a song I really think you should listen to though, named "The Girl In The Yellow Dress." It's a 5 minute jazz song Gilmour put on the album. This has to be my favorite song on the album. It is really descriptive, and tells a short story. If there is a song you should get off the album, it's this song of the album's title tack.

I give it 6/10. If you are into good guitar work and have a lot of patience, listen to this. I think you will enjoy it. If you don't have much patience, well, listen to something else. It's not for everyone. a
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Old 11-13-2015, 03:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hmmm... I don't have that album, downloading it now.
There is a 10 and a 14 track version.

Listening now, i'm at track 7 atm, i like it.
Maybe not a great album, but still a good album.

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Old 11-22-2015, 02:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I listen to the album. Thought it sounded phenomenal.
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This album was perhaps my biggest disappointment of 2015.

I loved The Endless River; even though it's kind of ambient music rather than a varied collection of songs, it still worked for me. I also thought On An Island was great, so I was really expecting something out of the box with this new Gilmour release.

Alas, there seemed to be two kinds of songs on it: slow meditative songs similar in style to On An Island, but not as good; and numbers like the title track, best described as "poppy". Oh, and then there is "Girl In the Yellow Dress" - interesting but not really my thing.
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Old 04-04-2016, 12:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The song writing is deplorable.
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