(This is my first shot doing a review for them, so if anyone has any suggestions to make it better, feel free to respond in the comments. Thanks.)
ARTIST- TITLE: Pink Floyd – The Wall
As one of those albums that actively tells a story throughout, this story (to me) is about the life of a man from childhood to adulthood, dealing with the loss of his father during World War II, as well as dealing with the fallout of that from his mother, whose authoritarian and domineering personality, not to mention the teachers at the school he has to go to sets the stage for his later problems in life, which (again, guessing here) appear to be drug usage and delusions, as well as being used by people he trusts, and others he barely knows. Finally being forced to confront his inner demons (The Trial) he is made to destroy the wall he has built up over the years to protect himself from others.
WHY I LIKE IT:
For as long as I can remember (and from what some of you know, based on conversations in Rock Stars), “Comfortably Numb” has been the first (if not THE) first classic rock song I can recall listening to on the radio. One of my sisters grew up liking them immensely, and I’m happy to say I agree with her. “Comfortably Numb”, and the album in general, resonates with me in a way that VERY FEW albums do, by any artist. If you even remotely consider yourself a classic rock fan or aficionado, and you DON’T have this album, then you are seriously missing out on one of the defining albums of the genre.
(Disc 1) - “Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2”; “Young Lust”
(Disc 2) – “Hey You”, “Comfortably Numb”, “The Trial”
Artists that I would compare them to…probably Yes, as well as Red Rider. This section is arguable, so feel free to make your own comparisons.