The Wall: A Music Review
Pink Floyd is an English Progressive Rock band formed in 1965. The Wall is their 11th studio album. It is a concept album, in which all of the songs contribute to a certain theme, or its own story. Each song connects to the next, with no stops in between. Think of it like one large song, only cut into pieces. You aren't able to define the album just by a segment, so you really have to listen to the entire album to enjoy it.
Loss and Isolation
The theme of The Wall is personal isolation. The main character, Pink, experiences pain through his life, such as losing his father, abuse from teachers, and many other things, giving him the feeling of isolation from society, represented by a non-existent wall. Throughout the album, you’ll find repetition of the line, "all in all it's just another brick in the wall,” symbolizing the idea that the wall is stacking up with issues, or bricks.
The album is 1 hour and 20 minutes, which is longer than the average album, and has smooth, relaxing rhythm and instrumentals. There are a lot of sound clips, or samples, played throughout the album. "Another Brick in the Wall Part 2" gives off a sort of disco beat, having the kick drum every 1st and 3rd beat, with the snare in 2nd and 4th beat. This is noticeably different than Pink Floyd’s other songs, showing that they aren't afraid to try different things.
All in All...
This is a great album to listen to at anytime. It's very chill, unlike some other albums, which can make you feel like you’re being bombarded with beats.
All in all, it's just another 9/10 (see what I did there?) You know this is just my opinion, right?!
Ryan D. volunteers for the Sharp Park Library from home.