Day 151: Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon

29 Jul

Us and Them

Hype.  Hype, hype, hype.  According to about every single person in the world (well, at least every teenage stoner that think’s they’re the next Aristotle), this is the greatest record in history.  Never has a better piece of music existed, nor will one ever be created.  Essentially, we can stop listening to anything new, because this record right here is the pinnacle of our existence.

Now, I’ve only heard bits and pieces of Dark Side before, but I cannot stand nonsense like that.  So what have I done? I’ve talked about how it’s okay, but vastly overrated.  Yeah, I know I shouldn’t do stuff like that, but the praise that this album receives is so obnoxious.

Anyway, I figured that it was about time for me to check this record out; time to actually know what I’m hating on.

As it turns out, I wasn’t so far off in my original unqualified diagnosis.

Dark Side is okay! It really is!  I kind of enjoyed it!  There are parts that I liked, and others that I did not!  There is nothing wrong with listening to and appreciating this record, really.  IT’S JUST NOT AS AMAZING AS ALL OF YOU PEOPLE SAY IT IS.

 I guess this goes back to my dislike of prog rock a bit, too.  It’s often vastly overrated.

The big point that I want to make here is that claiming a record is the greatest of all time is nothing short of moronic.  As much as it pains me to acknowledge this, music taste is subjective. People will always like what one considers bad, and vice-versa.  Get over it.  If someone doesn’t deeply love what you claim to be the meaning of life (which seriously should not be an album), move on with your life.



2 Responses to “Day 151: Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon”

  1. Yuanny Dollar July 31, 2011 at 2:16 am #

    Operative word of this review is “stoner”. This is a drug album. Has anyone not under the influence of something stronger than Bud Light ever voluntarily gone to a laser light show set to Dark Side? I hope not. So, you probably couldn’t appreciate it the way those Aristotle Jr.’s do. And that’s a good thing. Here is a question for budding Platos to ponder — If an album is only good when your consciousness is chemically altered, is it really good? Discuss.

  2. Darrell Dunn December 27, 2011 at 8:15 am #

    The inclusion of the obvious top 40 play in Money, and the clock sequence detract from what quite possibly is the greatest stoner album of all time.

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