Sound — 10
Softer than most of the stuff I listen to. Very "spacey" guitar work, some songs are a little long, but you can't help to listen to the whole song because it's so mezmerizing. It's the classic Pink Floyd sound. I love the bass intro to "Money", which is my favorite Pink Floyd song of all time. Some of my favorite tracks on this CD are "Time", "Money", "The Great Gig In The Sky", and "Brain Damage". The solos in all the songs are phenomenal. David Gilmour bends when there needs to be a bend, holds when there needs to be a hold, and pauses when there needs to be a pause. The female singer in "The Great Gig In The Sky" is probably the best female vocalist I've ever heard. Not many people can solo vocally, but she sure can. Even though I love this album, I believe it is a bit overrated. It gets a 10 in sound, nonetheless.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics in the songs are exactly what the title of the song is. "Money" is about money. "Time" is about time. "The Great Gig In The Sky" doesn't have any lyrics, but I still love it. People have said to have seen "syncs" between "The Wizard of Oz" and "Dark Side Of The Moon". I, personally, have seen them, and the syncs are quite uncanny. If Pink Floyd did not plan it, I have absolutley no idea how it came to be that way. Others have also linked the lyrics to Judy Garlan's life, proposing that DSOTM is a tribute to Judy Garlan. I have checked this out, and it seems likely, also. If it is, in fact, a tribute to Judy Garlan and meant to be synced up to "The Wizard of Oz", then I believe that Roger Waters is the most musically/lyrically talented geniuses to ever live. Because if it was meant to be a tribute, and meant to be synced, it would turn "The Wizard of Oz" itself into a tribute to Judy Garlan. Just one word for the lyrics: Brilliant.
Overall Impression — 10
Contrary to my comment about Dark Side being a bit overrated, I still loved the album. I don't really enjoy the song "On The Run", because I don't really enjoy instrumental songs. The only reason I believe it is overrated is because it is considered Pink Floyd's greatest work. I, personally, believe that The Wall is Pink Floyd's greatest work. But I suppose that's all opinion. If lost, I'd buy it again for sure. I bought it in the first place because it was said to be brilliant. At first, I didn't agree. But after seeing the sync and considering for myself if it was a tribute to Judy Garlan, I have a new point of view on this album.