A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1987 Ratings: #83 / 90
User Score
Based on 209 ratings
1987 Ratings: #44
September 7, 1987 / Release Date
LP / Format
EMI, Columbia / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

40
AllMusic
A David Gilmour solo album in all but name, heavily featuring the kind of atmospheric instrumental music and Gilmour guitar sound typical of the Floyd before the now-departed Roger Waters took over, but lacking Waters' unifying vision and lyrical ability.
40
Rolling Stone

Floyd's subsequent studio reunions, A Momentary Lapse of Reason and The Division Bell, are fluffy tour merch cut without Waters; the only echo of past success is the 1987 hit "Learning to Fly."

thomasny18
60
Accurate title.
Plats
50
With the departure of Roger Waters, David Gilmour and crew have released one of the most soulless and unconvincing record in their discography. It does have a few highlights and there are guitar solos aplenty, but everything else is just drab and lacking the spark of Pink Floyd's other records.

Fav Tracks: Learning to Fly, Sorrow, One Slip, The Dogs of War

Least Fav Tracks: A New Machine, Signs of Life, Terminal Frost

Score:
5
Average

Funny story, I was so bored with "Terminal ... read more
PreeMo
36
*inserts irrelevancy*
thejacktackshac
62
After the departure of Roger Waters from Pink Floyd, the band regrouped and tried to compensate without him, the end result: an album that does not sound anything like the Pink Floyd we all know and love. An album that sonically sounds nothing like their beloved early releases. It evidently appears as if the band succumbed to and gave in to the synth heavy and rock stylings of the 80s. If you forget your listening to a Pink Floyd record and just listen you might actually find some enjoyment in ... read more
siberianbreaks
NR
This album feels all over the place. Definitely one of their weakest. I don't really see a point for David Gilmour to continue on making more albums with the name Pink Floyd.

Favourite tracks: Learning To Fly, Sorrow
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Added on: January 6, 2013