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Amused to Death
By Roger Waters
10/10 from 1 review
Categories: Rock
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1 review
This album rocks
It's uniquely dark and evocatively depressing. If you like your music to make you cry, then you will probably love this album.

Music is such a subjective experience that I won't sit and list my precise feelings about each track; instead I'll just list a few fascinating facts.

1) It's about war, organised religion, commercialism, and The Media.

2) It clearly took a lot of musical talent to produce. It's complex, yet clear.

3) It features lots of other musicians. Jeff Beck, Andy Fairweather Low, Rita Coolidge, and Don Henley - whoever they are. I'm told they're famous.

4) It's more or less one continuous piece of music, rather than a collection of tracks. A few of the tracks have silence inbetween them, but purely for pacing purposes rather than because they're isolated works.

"And when they found our shadows
Grouped round the TV sets
They ran down every lead
They repeated every test.
They checked out all the data on their lists.
And then
The alien anthropologists
Admitted they were still perplexed
But on eliminating every other reason for our sad demise
They logged the only explanation left
This species has amused itself to death!"
Rating: 10/10
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Posted by Alaric on Thu, 27th December 2001, 4:44pm
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