AOTY 2020

The Division Bell

Pink Floyd - The Division Bell
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
1994 Ratings: #354 / 380
User Score
Based on 390 ratings
1994 Ratings: #90
Liked by 13 people
March 28, 1994 / Release Date
LP / Format
EMI / Label
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From a lyrical and emotional standpoint, The Division Bell is virtually flawless. However, it is not a perfect album, and it is from a technical perspective that it occasionally falls short.

Rolling Stone

At more than an hour, it is too long and quickly exhausts its few fresh ideas. The band seems to be padding at every opportunity. Consequently, The Division Bell will satisfy only the most ravenous Pink Floyd fan.


The second post-Roger Waters Pink Floyd album is less forced and more of a group effort than A Momentary Lapse of Reason.

Entertainment Weekly
It’s hard to imagine even the most dedicated Pink Floyd freaks hearing anything but dim echoes of their heroes’ former greatness in this mass of hot air.
The lyrics can fall flat at times and there's nothing spectacular here, except for the closer, but I think "The Division Bell" is an underrated record... ish. I mean, at the very least, it's the best record to come out of Pink Floyd's late catalog.

Fav Tracks: High Hopes, What Do You Want from Me, Marooned, Coming Back to Life, Poles Apart, A Great Day for Freedom

Least Fav Track: Wearing the Inside Out

Whilst nothing here compares to the golden years of Pink Floyd, I still think this is a severely underrated Pink Floyd album. This was, for the most part, an extremely enjoyable listen and a beautiful experience. There really isn't much to complain about.
However, I do think that it did drag slightly in the middle: I did end up zoning out for a couple of songs. But that doesn't change the fact that this was still a really good listen.

Favourite Tracks: High Hopes; Marooned; What Do You Want ... read more
The optimistic atmosphere of this record brought it down a lot, but there were some legitimately beautiful tracks on here.
In my opinion “The Division Bell” is one of Pink Floyd’s weakest records with its bland production and uninspired lyrics, it is an album that feels extremely conflicted where they try to bring back some elements of there iconic 70s albums and also adds these cliché flavors of various 90s, 80s music along with small undertones of country that swirl around in a very unappetizing way. But you have to give them some credit for at least a couple of the songs here such as ... read more
The most underrated album from Floyd
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Track List

  1. Cluster One
  2. What Do You Want from Me
  3. Poles Apart
  4. Marooned
  5. A Great Day for Freedom
  6. Wearing the Inside Out
  7. Take It Back
  8. Coming Back to Life
  9. Keep Talking
  10. Lost for Words
  11. High Hopes
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Added on: January 6, 2013