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sunybuny
(The West & Best Coast of FLA)
Posted: Jun 22, 2018 6:55
 

I want sooooo bad to like this... but... nope. It's a 3.  Going to PSD.
gofishbish
(somewhere between the keyboard and the chair)
Posted: Jun 19, 2018 11:43
 

Thank goodness. I'm so with you. Scrolling through positive review after positive review I just about decided not even to comment. I wanted to like it. A few times there when the guitar kicked in I thought "oh hey... wait a minute...." but then it never went anywhere and instead just fell back into the excruciating... plodding-ness of the whole thing.Sorry. Not that it matters though. Roger's status as a legend is irrevocable no matter what else he does. And ofc where else would I catch music from artists I love except RP. 
 
Wilfrue wrote:
I've tried. Each critical listen brings me closer to criticism. It is boring and hackneyed. Maybe with some time, I will connect with it, but it almost dares you to like it in spite of itself... like that almost completely awful Lindsey Buckingham album 15 years ago I'll never get my $14.99 back from.
Just because you're good doesn't mean your stuff is automatically good. This is one of those. 

 

Prius
(Sant Quirze near Barcelona (Spain))
Posted: Jun 15, 2018 12:16
 

Seems very much inspired by “Te recuerdo Amanda” by Victor Jara.
Triquel67
Posted: Jun 12, 2018 9:14
 

So people are complaining that Roger sounds too much like... Roger? I don't think the man needs to reinvent himself at this point, nor do I see why it should work against him that he sounds like himself.
laverdakeith
Posted: May 18, 2018 1:11
 

Medley of Pink Flyody type bits with some dreary lyrics.
lizardking
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: May 09, 2018 10:20
 

 lizardking wrote:

Likewise, I'm bumping from 7 to an 8.  This older version of Roger seems a bit more vulnerable and a bit less cynical.  And I think you and I are amongst the few who want to comment that we're enjoying this new (well, OLD) Roger; yet, the overall rating is a respectable 6.9.

Many of the negative comments say this is too much like Roger's post-PF days.  Final Cut I kinda agree with, but again, that was when his ego was at its peak.  Here he seems to be opening up a bit.  In fact, I realized recently that as great as Pink Floyd's catalog is, I can't think of a single "love" song; here, Roger seems to be broaching the concept of love.  PEACE & Long Live RP!! 



 
8 to 9 bump now, I'm finding my ears wanting to hear this track at certain times during the day.  And while others are stating the rest of the album "aint so good" a single gem from an album is all you get sometimes (like in RW's "Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking, for instance.)

LONG LIVE RP!!

ch83575
Posted: Apr 26, 2018 8:12
 

I'm really loving this tune.  I checked out the rest of the album and it doesn't hold up as well.

westslope
(BC sage brush steppe)
Posted: Apr 19, 2018 12:14
 


Roger Waters wrote the song based on a poem written by Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish.


Mahmoud Darwish (Arabic: محمود درويش‎, translit. maḥmūd darwīsh, 13 March 1941 – 9 August 2008) was a Palestinian poet and author who was regarded as the Palestinian national poet.[1] He won numerous awards for his works. Darwish used Palestine as a metaphor for the loss of Eden, birth and resurrection, and the anguish of dispossession and exile.[2][3] He has been described as incarnating and reflecting "the tradition of the political poet in Islam, the man of action whose action is poetry."[4] He also served as an editor for several literary magazines in Israel.

Life and career

Mahmoud Darwish was born in the village of al-Birwa in the Western Galilee.[5] He was the second child of Salim and Houreyyah Darwish. His family were landowners. His mother was illiterate, but his grandfather taught him to read.[3] After Israeli forces assaulted his village of al-Birwa in June 1948, the family fled to Lebanon, first to Jezzin and then Damour.[6] Their home village was razed and destroyed by the Israeli army[7][8][9] to prevent its inhabitants from returning to their homes inside the new Jewish state.[10][11]

Copied from the wiki page Mahmoud Darwish.  


He was admired by many Israelis was frequently critical of Palestinian leaders and Hamas.  

ExploitingChaos
Posted: Apr 19, 2018 12:05
 

Roger Waters — Wait For Her

Damn Bill you killin me. Rock on! {#Bananajam}

eyeball
(Winnipeg)
Posted: Mar 03, 2018 8:58
 

A good tune. I really like it. Even if it sounds like the lost track from The Final Cut.
nutrod42
(San Francisco, CA)
Posted: Feb 28, 2018 11:54
 

Nice to hear Roger.
flyboy
(Sarah Palin's Hometown)
Posted: Feb 21, 2018 17:54
 

I really like this.  I know it isn't the greatest PF song ever, but it sure has a lot of the hallmarks, and his voice is great for these lyrics.  Makes me stop every time. 

I'd like to hear the rest of the album.
ppopp
(Portland, Oregon)
Posted: Feb 21, 2018 17:46
 

Took several listens, but this album is really turning-out to be a real cracker. I now love it. This song is really splendid.
Wilfrue
(The space between your reality and my dreams)
Posted: Feb 13, 2018 4:59
 

I've tried. Each critical listen brings me closer to criticism. It is boring and hackneyed. Maybe with some time, I will connect with it, but it almost dares you to like it in spite of itself... like that almost completely awful Lindsey Buckingham album 15 years ago I'll never get my $14.99 back from.
Just because you're good doesn't mean your stuff is automatically good. This is one of those. 
k3rmit
Posted: Feb 06, 2018 13:50
 

If this guy wasn't famous, y'all would decide to like this song.
cambuddyf
Posted: Feb 06, 2018 13:41
 

Immediately recognizable.  Agree - sounds like latter day Floyd - which was mediocre. Even I could play the piano part.

7 is about right.  
Queue
(ROKville, MD)
Posted: Feb 01, 2018 8:13
 

 prs wrote:
Sounds like a re-worked Final Cut - even more depressing!!

 
I was thinking the same thing.
gresua
(Ukraine, Kiyv)
Posted: Feb 01, 2018 8:10
 

The same girls sing along ;))).
prs
(Elstree UK)
Posted: Feb 01, 2018 8:08
 

Sounds like a re-worked Final Cut - even more depressing!!
DaidyBoy
(Bristol, UK)
Posted: Jan 31, 2018 4:53
 

Sounds like Coldplay's grandparents.  To my ears only, of course.  Grim.