He absolutely raved about the album, saying it was the best thing he had heard for years. Let me just write down some of the lyrics from that suite. Is This the Life We Really Want? The original critique of his generation has actually changed society for the better - destroying its initial power. I will rate this album as excellent, four stars. Starring Roger Waters as Roger Waters. I have to recognize that I am not a big fan of Waters, I think most of the pink floyd fans don't like when he began to turn political and in his previous work he was very repetitive, also I consider him very arrogant person and even he was a genius in Pink Floyd with his creativity in lyrics and concepts and the way he sung, he always needed of the band to make good music, proof of that is all his other records. So, 2 million bands can copy Pink Floyd and be praised about it but one of the creators of that sound can not? I am not a political person so I can let go some of the lyrics, but for the most part I really enjoy Water's writing and is no different in the new record.
But by the time I reach the end of this album, I'm bored, because I've heard it before. Communism and Fascism are dead. Bring me a bowl to bathe her feet in. The way the music suddenly turns very powerful is chilling and moving. Guitar and a serious sound to start. This reflects back on the live footage of the complete The Wall record. Waters recalls his past without getting lost in it and his sardonic wit is as sharp as ever.
The music sounds worn out, not even that well recorded, as if played by tired people. Posted Saturday, December 30, 2017 Review 1848492 When the first original Roger Waters rock album in 25 years was released this year, I was contacted by two colleagues working in the same government department as me. Picture That, for example, sounds as if it has been lifted directly from studio outtakes of Animals, and tarted up technologically. Posted Thursday, December 21, 2017 Review 1844197 Roger Waters is back with his first new solo studio album in about 25 years, Is This The Life We Really Want? The album is a song cycle, typical of previous Waters works. The songs that I really enjoyed were: Smell the Roses, Picture that, Bird in a Gale and Part of me died. Fragile vocals follow then a beat.
As a matter of fact, one might say that the stylings, sounds, and melodies present on this album sound extremely familiar. Mp3 Download Roger Waters Goodbye Blue Sky Live In Berlin Youtube. While that is forgivable as the album was after all created in the midst of the Pink Floyd era, the aspects i find harder to dismiss include the lack of variety amongst tracks and the downer vibe from the overly chilled out majority of the tracks. An experimental calm before 3 minutes is brief as themes are repeated. The Berlin Wall fell thirty years ago. If you would listen to a David Gilmour dvd next choose any you'd hear the Pink Floyd legacy played with way more fresh energy and atmosphere.
I hate the fact that I don't like Waters' solo albums, because I really want to. I'm really hoping there's more of this from Roger in the future. One of my favourite tracks is 'Bird in a Gale', a dark track which references the death of Alan Kurdi the three-year-old Syrian refugee who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to escape the civil war. Bird in a Gale 08. Overall, I think Is This the Life We Really Want? We should still do it of course but I would argue that like Roger the astonishing amount of kids today growing up without Dads is an epidemic and believe me when I say it affects society big time and the behaviour of those kids right into adulthood. So cool and much better to my ears.
And it sounds kind of commercial in part because of the vocals I think. Not surprising I suppose given he's 74 years old. Most of us, though, sit somewhere in the middle, and, certainly, long-term Floyd fans must by now be used to Waters' lyrical style. I didnt like most of the lyrics, but the second part of the album, has some deep thoughts and interesting things to say. Strange to also imagine that this is the best record I've heard so far in 2017.
Is This the Life We Really Want? There are dynamics, which you expect from Waters also, but again, they are used the same exact way they were used before. I still have to hear the record a few more times but I have the impression this one is a grower and it will come to be a favorite in the future, let's see. Artwork: Is This the Life We Really Want? He even approved plans to. Before 4 minutes we get an urgent rhythm with church bells and sampled words that come and go. So can we by standing up against all the negative subjects related here stop them from happening in our World.
But yeah I love the many samples he's put on this recording. Waters is Waters, and his politics are his politics, but the man is responsible for some of the most important rock music of the 20th century, and whilst this album certainly does not touch those heights, it still ain't half bad for someone the wrong side of 70 years old. Lots of synths along with vocals and samples. Man this is such a good album and I wasn't expecting it I must admit. Posted Thursday, October 19, 2017 Review 1814250.
This is the least essencial of his solo albums, and is really plagued by the horrible 80s sound that was dominating music at the time. Posted Friday, March 29, 2019 Review 2169459 4: the last album by Roger Waters until now in 2019, and I think is really his last album because he already said the most probably isn't going to do any other tour. Posted Monday, April 30, 2018 Review 1918457 Roger Waters is still doing the things Roger Waters is known to do--and, I must admit, still doing them well. One of the major downsides of having an album revolve around dream sequences is that it's, well, too dreamy. When We Were Young 02. Indeed, the keyboards are an eerie echo of Richard Wright.
I have heard them all, but to me, the music always seems pretty much the same. This was the lead single from the album and it's easy to see why. Well, odd in parts, I've always considered Waters' solo work of high quality, and I pretty much love all of his solo records, so the surprise is simply because it happened unexpectedly. Then, there is the title track which begins with a Trump sound bite shortly before we hear Waters sing, 'every time a nincompoop becomes the president'. So he touches on a lot of topics in this very political album. But after that, everything Waters did sounded too much alike. Such emotion as he sings those words I quoted in the intro.