The Dark Side of the Moon


Pink Floyd is an English Rock Band formed in 1965. It has had many members, but the musicians involved on The Dark Side of the Moon album were Guitarist and Vocalist David Gilmour, Bass Guitarist and Vocalist Roger Waters, Percussionist Nick Mason, and Pianist Richard Wright. The Dark Side of the Moon was released in 1973, making this album 50 years old on March 1st. Despite its age, it has not aged at all. Part of the reason was the location they recorded it. The album was recorded at Abbey Road Studios, which was one of the best at the time. The album has songs that all flow together to tell a story. The story in this album is about life in general and the events that come along with it. The fact that it tells about life in general also makes it ageless as all of the songs can be applied to now. 

One example of the album being ageless is the song “Money”. The song in general is about wealth and greed. The lyrics, “But if you ask for a rise, It’s no surprise that they’re giving none away,” talks perfectly about greed in companies. Another song that fits in perfectly today is “Time”. “Time” talks about the waste of time. The lyrics “You are young and life is long, and there is time to kill today,and then one day you find ten years have got behind you.” This song fits perfectly into today when we are all busy and end up wasting our time. A lot of these songs follow a theme. “Brain Damage” is about madness. This can be applied modern day to how people felt about Covid. The fact of the matter is that every song on this album can be applied to modern day situations or events. The song “Us and Them” is about an armed conflict that can easily be applied today between the Russia-Ukraine war. 

The album is one of the best of all time. The experimental aspect of the album tied the whole piece together. The song “Money” would not be the same if it did not have the iconic register sound in there. The overall sound goes very well together and every member of the band is very talented. The album also has very good vocals. David Gilmour and Roger Waters are very good singers. On this album though, Gilmour sang the most. The vocals are very soothing. They go along with the theme of the album, which is about life. It’s almost like it is meant to represent your consciousness and what you are thinking. Waters also has some great vocals here on the last two tracks to much of the same effect. The album will forever live on. It is almost 50 years old and you still see teenagers wearing the iconic album art. The album art, with its iconic dispersion effect, basically became the image for Pink Floyd. The album is their shiny diamond and proof of their musical genius. That title would only be challenged years later when Pink Floyd released another masterpiece of an album, The Wall. Overall, this is one of the best albums released of all time.