The Wall

Pink Floyd - The Wall
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1979 Ratings: #56 / 106
User Score
1979 Ratings: #9
Liked by 44 people
November 30, 1979 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
Art Rock, Rock Opera / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Sputnikmusic
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.
90
AllMusic

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

60
Rolling Stone

The Wall was the last croak of vintage Floyd.

60
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.
WhatTheFunk
64
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
okcomputer12127
57
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
TreyLikesBands
97
I love the people who hate on this album and try to be special snowflakes, like are you kidding me?
Tristan
93
Finally, after about a 2 months, I've continued on my adventure through Pink Floyd's discography. I'm not sure why I initially stopped at this record, it may have been because the length and subject matter seemed to be a bit intimidating to me. I am very glad that I finally made it around to this record, as it's actually significantly better and well thought through than I thought it was going to be. This also means that I've just got 4 more records in order to complete Pink Floyd's ... read more
AtTehDriveThru
61
"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."

-MazyStarsofheLid
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Track List

  1. In the Flesh? 
  2. The Thin Ice 
  3. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 1 
  4. The Happiest Days of Our Lives 
  5. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2 
  6. Mother 
  7. Goodbye Blue Sky 
  8. Empty Spaces 
  9. Young Lust 
  10. One of My Turns 
  11. Don't Leave Me Now 
  12. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 3 
  13. Goodbye Cruel World 
  14. Hey You 
  15. Is There Anybody Out There? 
  16. Nobody Home 
  17. Vera 
  18. Bring the Boys Back Home 
  19. Comfortably Numb 
  20. The Show Must Go On 
  21. In the Flesh 
  22. Run Like Hell 
  23. Waiting for the Worms 
  24. Stop 
  25. The Trial 
  26. Outside the Wall
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Added on: September 24, 2012