The Dark Side of the Moon

One of the best Rock albums in the history of music released on March 24, 1973! Its use of Musique concrète with philosophical lyrics, something that would eventually become a trademark of Pink Floyd‘s music, is also present.

The album was a huge landmark in rock music, as it featured the use of synthesizers in a way never heard before, exceptional sound quality (even by present day standards), and radio-friendly songs such as “Money”, “Time”, “Us and Them”, and “Brain Damage/Eclipse”. Some music critics use the album as a point of reference in determining between “classic” blues-rock and the then-new genre of electronic music. The Dark Side of the Moon is probably Pink Floyd’s best work and it is all thanks to Roger Waters.

The Dark Side of the Moon spent 741 consecutive weeks (14 years) on the USA-based Billboard 200 album chart, the longest duration in history. It is also the sixth highest selling album globally of all time, selling more than forty million records.

 

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