10 Songs, 51 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

As a guitarist, David Gilmour often conjures magic from simplicity. It’s a method applied to much of his fourth solo album, not just the fret work. Sure, there are moments of grandstanding but what shines through is a winning understatement. Whether it’s the defiant funk of “Today” or the melancholic hush of “A Boat Lies Waiting”, each track is built with measure and precision, complementing the reflection and resolve of lyrics written with novelist wife Polly Samson.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

As a guitarist, David Gilmour often conjures magic from simplicity. It’s a method applied to much of his fourth solo album, not just the fret work. Sure, there are moments of grandstanding but what shines through is a winning understatement. Whether it’s the defiant funk of “Today” or the melancholic hush of “A Boat Lies Waiting”, each track is built with measure and precision, complementing the reflection and resolve of lyrics written with novelist wife Polly Samson.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

jdenny100 ,

Fully listened. Full Review

Pre-ordered this album the moment I knew David had a new album coming out. Listened to it today and I'm a bit torn. Overall I thought the album was decent, but not Gilmour's best. It felt thin musically at times and sometimes unnatural. Even so, each song had a very unique feel to it, and the album never got boring or repetitive. David put together a musically diverse and lyrically emotion album that succeeds several times, but may falter at others. Overall a decent album, for anybody on the fence about buying the album, if you like David's previous work, this is a good buy. If you're a wandering Pink Floyd fan, check out David's first solo effort before getting to this.

Da Cow 2.7 ,

80s

Sounds just like a track off “About Face” or his self titled album, not that that’s a bad thing.

Yorkshire Boy US ,

Agree with the first review

"Endless River" is what I listen to on the plane when I want to sleep. "Rattle that Lock" at least gives some hope of R&R. The independent music of Waters & Gilmour is like Lennon without McCartney. Together they produced biting, sardonic music. Apart, it's like eating a Crunchie without a chocolate coating. Tasty but not satisfying.

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