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A Momentary Lapse of Cohesion,
This review is from: A Momentary Lapse of Reason (Audio CD)
I like Pink Floyd. I like Roger Water. OK, so what is the problem with them being apart from each other? It seems like Roger Waters was an integral part of Pink Floyd as much as Gilmour, Mason and Wright were needed to perform Waters' songs. Waters managed to be up and down with post-Pink Floyd solo albums, and Pink Floyd were never the same band again.
The gap between 'The Final Cut' (pretty much a Roger Waters solo album with Gilmour and Mason helping out) and this one probably didn't help, and it all seems too much like the fire has burned too low. Gone are Waters' great lyrics to be replaced with a (no pun intended!) watered down version, and the music really isn't up to scratch in places.
That said, there are a few good numbers here, as the remaining members are certainly talented in their own right. 'Dogs of War' is a stand out track, and 'Learning to Fly' is pretty good too. In the later years Floyd's best recordings were some of the live CD's that they released, but I think they struggled to return to form in the studio.