07-01-2010, 06:17 PM
(07-01-2010, 11:55 AM)Arno Sluismans Wrote:(06-19-2010, 11:39 AM)Electrophile Wrote: Eh, no thanks. The Final Cut is the one album they never should have made. If Roger was that hell-bent on doing his own thing, to the exclusion of everyone else, he should have left the band in 1981 after The Wall shows were over.
Not sure what you mean here -- do you mean that he should have just released it as a solo album after leaving Pink Floyd? No opinion about that to be honest, though as I've said before, it's pretty much my all time favorite album.
It basically IS a solo album. The only thing that makes it not a solo album is the fact he tacked their name on there somewhere. I can understand the same feelings people have about A Momentary Lapse of Reason and to a point, I agree. However, AMLoR is more "Pink Floyd" than The Final Cut is, at least to me. I've heard both albums and when I listen to AMLoR, I hear more glimpses of what Pink Floyd was/is and what they could do, as opposed to when I listen to The Final Cut. That album sounds more like Roger's solo works than anything he did while a member of the band.
So yeah, Roger just should have left the band after The Wall shows were over and done The Final Cut but released it under his own name. Then it could be considered in the proper context. Because as a Roger solo effort, I'm sure it's brilliant. As a Pink Floyd album, it's pap.
Again, just my $0.02.
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