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Roger Waters - Is This The Life We Really Want


posted by Dave on 03.07.17 20:29 in Music Reviews Print  

SCORE: 2 HUZZAH!*
... what we tend to expect – and get – for the most part is the Roger Waters that spits bile like some dinosaur in Jurassic Park. And for me, that's a good thing.


This was an album I wasn't expecting to write about. Or ever hear, for that matter. Roger Waters had, for the most part, slipped from my awareness years ago after Live8. He briefly re-entered my thoughts with Pink Floyd's release of 'The Endless River', and only once more since then in relation to his stance on Israeli politics. Largely, it didn't occur to me that he might still be interested in making another album.

 

Yet here it is, despite my lack of either expectation or longing. And if ever I had hoped for what a Roger Waters album might sound like – which I haven't, truth be told – this would be it.

 

Let's make a clear point to start with: this is probably the best Waters material since 'The Wall' - at least - and more likely since 'Animals'.

 

Both Pink Floyd albums, you'll notice. Despite ...


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