10-22-2010, 09:14 PM
(10-21-2010 09:39 AM)Arno Sluismans Wrote: [ -> ]Guitar solos are overrated in my opinion. The problem is that - despite the fact that they sound brilliant and I love listening to them - they don't really have anything to say. They're very melodic, and stick to carefully written compositions, which also does not allow much room for emotion to be added to it. It's David's style and I love it, but whole albums of such solos can get pretty boring. (That's one of the reasons why I dislike Pink Floyd's last two studio albums.)
On another note, guitar solos aren't mandatory for Pink Floyd albums at all. They're not even essential. Albums like Ummagumma, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, A Saucerful of Secrets and More have no need for guitar solos to be amazing. Not every album can be another version of Wish You Were Here.
i TOTALLY disagree. david gilmours guitar solos are a BIG reason i LOVE pink floyd! his guitar playing is just soooo beautiful. and really like nothing else i've ever heard.