Roger Waters

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is this the Life We Re­ally Want? Columbia ✪✪✪✪✪

Roger Waters’ first solo rock al­bum since 1992 starts off with the fa­mil­iar heart­beat and a vo­cal mon­tage that im­me­di­ately harks back to Dark Side Of The Moon, im­ply­ing that there is still very much a Floy­dian con­nec­tion here – and it’s not alone. Pic­ture That ref­er­ences the mood of One Of Th­ese Days, for in­stance, and there are many more. But let’s not dwell on the past. The word ‘dystopian’ is of­ten used in as­so­ci­a­tion with Waters’ work and that’s very much the case here. Tracks like The Last Refugee fit in with the sub­ject mat­ter he ad­dressed on the very ex­cel­lent Amused To Death, to the ex­tent that this al­bum could al­most be its se­quel. It’s dark, for sure - but com­pelling at the same time, with ex­cel­lent song­writ­ing and sonic sur­prises galore – and ranks among his finest post-Wall work.

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