The Wall

Pink Floyd - The Wall
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1979 Ratings: #55 / 115
User Score
1979 Ratings: #8
Liked by 111 people
November 30, 1979 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
Bob Ezrin, David Gilmour, James Guthrie and Roger Waters / Producer
Art Rock, Rock Opera / Genres
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This was the last great album by Pink Floyd, and any fan of the band should own a copy , as it displays the band's most remarkable album, and one that contains all the hallmarks that made them great; ethereal, haunting at times, uplifting at others music, lyrical genius, and instrumental work, particularly from Dave Gilmour, that makes the ideas reality.

The Wall was Roger Waters' crowning accomplishment in Pink Floyd.

Rolling Stone

The Wall was the last croak of vintage Floyd.

The Telegraph
Bold, ambitious, even radical, many consider this ultimate Floyd but Waters double album concept has too many slight songs overburdened by ego and undermined by the obvious disharmony of the participants.
I love the people who hate on this album and try to be special snowflakes, like are you kidding me?
It's not my favorite Pink Floyd album, but you don't see me making a full-length fucking parody album on why it's "fake-deep" or "shite" or whatever you want to call it.

As a standalone album, The Wall falls somewhat short, in my opinion, not so much in its concept but more in certain tracks not falling as well upon my ears as I would have liked. Inside of the context of Pink Floyd's discography, where it lands is pretty interesting as it's far more long-drawn than almost ... read more
You can not force anyone to like or not an album. It's useless and annoying, even more when the album is wobbly. "The Wall" is wobbly, I always understood those who did not like it, those who preferred the mechanical perfection of "The Dark Side of the Moon" and who left the imperfect monument "The Wall". But as I just said, your favorites are above all surprises, unexpected discoveries and "The Wall" was my blow of heart.

It was in 2011 when I started ... read more
Pink Floyd are considered to be one of the greatest and most innovative bands of all time. And I love a lot of their work, so I decided to listen to the Wall, expecting to love this album, I was surprised, this album isn't that good. Sure, some songs like 'One of My Turns' and 'Goodbye Cruel World' are some of their higher points on their discography and inspired many bands like Radiohead. But I am not feeling most of the other songs on this album. For example: Another Brick In The Wall Pt.1-3, ... read more
"You just don't get how deep The Wall is. It's like, there's this wall around him, and the wall symbolizes a wall."

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Added on: September 24, 2012