"Once upon a time, in a faraway land, lived a little girl who was scared to no end of Pink Floyd. Her eyes had mistakenly fallen upon the Delicate Sound of Thunder album, and her young mind could not comprehend why there was a picture of man wearing lightbulbs. She vowed that day that she would never let such freakish things corrupt her thoughts, ideas and ideals, and kept that promise for the next three years. The little girl was now becoming a woman and entering high school, and thus exposed to many new concerts and concepts. One day while exploring her options by rummaging through her mother's CD collection, she found an album known as Dark Side of the Moon. She was initially hesitant to play it, for she was still quite wary of the man wearing lightbulbs, but she took a deep breath and popped it into her CD player. Lo and behold, something was stirred within her. The instrumentals swept her away, and the lyrics touched her in a way music had never before done. She knew this music, she had heard it all before, but where...? Suddenly it hits her. She remembers a scene from when she was six years old, back when she still lived in a forest. She could picture her biological father, whom she had not seen in five years, sitting on their blue couch listening to this music. It had been one of his favorite albums, and has since become one of mine. From the chords that send chills down my spine to the wailing lyrics that make my heart cry out, this album evokes more emotion than any other could even come close to. This is Pink Floyd, their genius in music, not just sounds or words, but music in its truest sense. It is music that makes you think, makes you feel, music that lets you know you are here. Every time you listen to it, another aspect will reveal itself to you, for there is no way any one person can comprehend everything in that album. Another recommendation I would make is Us and Them: the Symphonic Pink Floyd. Many of the songs on it are from DSOTM, and in my opinion they are wonderfully done. At first it was hard for me to listen to, because I knew all the songs by heart from their original albums, the entrances, the chords, all the blips and bleeps found in them, and Us and Them doesn't follow exactly to that. But I think they captured the essence of the songs, and all through instruments, they didn't even have the lyrics to support them. I say that DSOTM is an album that anyone who appreciates classical rock must have in their collection. So what's stopping you from buying it?"
Best Sound You Can Get
Aleksander Sloboda | 01/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had many issues of this album. I had it on LP, on ordinary CD, on CD from the Box Set and Japan LP version. I also listen and compared MOFI CD with SACD version. In the end MOFI Gold disc sounds the best. For those who have difficulty hearing I recommend syringing their ears first."
It is one of the KEYSTONES in modern music evolution
Aleksander Sloboda | 02/23/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"...and you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking, racing around to come up behind you again, the sun is the same in a relative way but you're older, shorter of breath, one day closer to death..now that is big-time lyrics. The Dark Side of the Moon is what we call a concept album. All the songs connect to a central idea which in this case is insanity, exploring diferent concepts such as:war, alienation, evolution and life.Now the music is simply incredible. The blending of sound textures in most of songs (breathe, the great gig in the sky, brain damage...), generating an erotic, relaxing and non-gravity ambient is the reason why I consider this album a keystone of modern music. It is a master piece in lyrics, music and basically you can understarnd why they were able to come up with "the wall". Buy it and frame it, it's a must!"
Aleksander Sloboda | 01/01/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Man, its like this: This album was not created by people who see the world the way we do, it pulls you off your feet and lets you spin around. All I have to say is if you haven't gotten toasted and listened to it you haven't lived."