The Wall (1979)

By far, The Wall is the most popular Pink Floyd album, and while I think it is a great album, it not my number one. It does have a lot of great songs and spawned a great midnight movie. Two of my favorite songs are actually from the movie, those being "The Tigers Broke Free" and "What Shall We Do Now?" which was too long for the album (it starts out with "Empty Spaces"). This is only the second double album they recorded (the first was "Ummagumma").

The Wall is another concept album this time about a musician, named Pink Floyd, who had too many drugs, too many tours and too much of life and builds a wall in his mind. The climax of the story is "The Trial" which takes place completely in Pink's mind. The story is brilliant and music is excellent, but I think it's also a bit too overplayed over the years.

Disc 1
1. In the Flesh?
2. The Thin Ice
3. Another Brick in the Wall: Part 1
4. The Happiest Days of Our Lives
5. Another Brick in the Wall: Part 2
6. Mother
7. Goodbye Blue Sky
8. Empty Spaces
9. Young Lust
10. One of My Turns
11. Don't Leave Me Now
12. Another Brick in the Wall: Part 3
13. Goodbye Cruel World

Disc 2
1. Hey You
2. Is There Anybody Out There?
3. Nobody Home
4. Vera
5. Bring the Boys Back Home
6. Comfortably Numb
7. The Show Must Go On
8. In the Flesh
9. Run Like Hell
10. Waiting for the Worms
11. Stop
12. The Trial
13. Outside the Wall

This is another album that I heard thanks to my mom. I did borrow, but she never asked for it back which is always fine with me. Eventually, I would see the movie at a neighbor's house and then bought it for myself. Don't get me wrong, I do love this album, but Dark Side of the Moon and Meddle are both superior in my humble opinion. If you have only heard "Another Brick in the Wall: Part 2" then you're missing out on a lot of great music. Tomorrow is the end, the final album in this series.