18 Songs, 52 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

While recording 1994's The Division Bell, David Gilmour, Richard Wright, and Nick Mason also put to tape some ambient instrumental experiments they jokingly dubbed "The Big Bong Theory." After Wright's death, Gilmour and Mason refashioned those ideas into Pink Floyd's farewell album, The Endless River. The richly textured music often revisits previous Floyd terrain: “Anisina” is reminiscent of “Us and Them,” while “Allons-y (1)" quotes the disco-tinged throb of "Run Like Hell." Amidst the ambient beauty, only the closing "Louder Than Words" features Gilmour's wistful vocals.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

While recording 1994's The Division Bell, David Gilmour, Richard Wright, and Nick Mason also put to tape some ambient instrumental experiments they jokingly dubbed "The Big Bong Theory." After Wright's death, Gilmour and Mason refashioned those ideas into Pink Floyd's farewell album, The Endless River. The richly textured music often revisits previous Floyd terrain: “Anisina” is reminiscent of “Us and Them,” while “Allons-y (1)" quotes the disco-tinged throb of "Run Like Hell." Amidst the ambient beauty, only the closing "Louder Than Words" features Gilmour's wistful vocals.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
351 Ratings

351 Ratings

Swordfishman ,

Why Didn’t They Go in This Direction Sooner??

I love this album. I read some reviews dissing on it and then finally listened to it at midnight tonight. It reminds me of Tangerine Dream or The Orb in the best possible way. It’s a journey and feels seamless and takes you along for the ride. I tried really hard to like Momentary Lapse and Division Bell, but they fell short. Gilmour and Wright are musicians, not songwriters. So hearing this album makes me wish that they took a risk and went in this direction…this works for them! Highly recommended!

KlosterDog ,

Meh

This is what happens when you offer up a “Pre-Order.” People offering up 5 stars without hearing it. Don’t make the ratings available until it’s released.

BobDoisneau ,

Endless Sex Without Orgasm

I wanted to like… no… I wanted to love this album, but as a long time Floyd fan but, in my opinion, it isn’t even close to being “Louder Than Words”. Sure, instrumentally there are shining spots in here, which is why I gave it 3 stars, but mostly the tunes are like having a lot of decent sex, but never really getting off. You get all excited and the glow begins, but but it goes nowhere and soon you’re getting all in your head wondering when it’s really going to start soaring. It just never gets there. Track after track you’re waiting for it to blow, but in the end, you just get kind of sore from trying. Then, when you finally get a lyric and think you finally got there, the words are trite, not worthy of PF and not even written by anyone that has anything to do with the band. They read like something from a junior-high poetry contest winner. It’s really great that Richard Wright’s work gets to shine after his passing, but what would have been more appropriate was to make it a posthumous solo album for the man and really honor his name. Sadly, after all the anticipation, I’d rather go back to something stellar from these guys and forget they bothered to try to close it out like this.

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