Pink Floyd: the Final Cut

  • Artist / Title: Pink Floyd: the Final Cut
  • Month Reviewed: May 2004
  • Format: CD
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This is one of those albums you either love or hate. As for me, I love it! This new re-master sounds fabulous and the single only When the Tigers Broke Free fits into the running order perfectly. Often cited as a Waters solo effort, it is still a great album, despite the outdated references to politicians long dead or forgotten about. The subject matter, however, is as relevant now as it was at the time of the Falklands War.

Gilmour sings lead on one track, the vicious Not Now John, but his guitar solos are some of his simplest and finest on record. Marvellous stuff. As for Waters, his vocals are passionate and convincing. Altogether, a great, great Floyd album, however you may look at it.