Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon 

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Daniel Maron, Staff Writer

In the sea of 70’s progressive rock bands such as Yes and King Crimson, Pink Floyd remains one of the most iconic progressive rock bands over their 30 year timeline. One of the bands most iconic albums they have realized is The Dark Side of the Moon which was distributed by Harvest Records. Unlike their prior albums such as More and Atom Heart Mother, this album is much more melodic and deals with much more philosophical issues.

For example, Money deals with concept of human greed and trying to rise through the top through a fantastic mix of keyboards, electric guitar, and Sax. “Money, it’s a crime Share it fairly but don’t take a slice of my pie Money, so they say Is the root of all evil today But if you ask for a rise it’s no surprise that they’re giving none away.”

Meanwhile songs such as Time deal with mortality and how death is essentially on your shoulder throughout your life which is topped off by one of Guitarist, David Gilmor’s most beautiful solos. “So you run and you run to catch up with the sun but its sinking racing around to come up behind you again. The sun is the same in a relative way but you’re older, shorter of breath and one day closer to death.

A personal favorite song of the album is Us and Them, a 7 minute long epic which deals with the pointlessness of war and conflict which is extremely emphasized by the chorus, keyboard, and absolutely beautiful sax solo in the middle of the piece. “Forward he cried from the rear

And the front rank died and the general sat and the lines on the map moved from side to side.”

The Dark Side of the Moon is one of the most classic albums of the 20th century and certainly is more than it’s iconic prism album cover would like for you to believe which is why the album receives a 10/10.

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