Sound — 10
Pink Floyd's Dark Side of The Moon is one of the most famous albums. It got 10 songs. Some songs are instrumental. On the vinyl there are no rests between the songs as Pink Floyd thought that it will not let listeners to find their favorite parts of the album and it will help to discover the entire album. But on the CD the songs are separated. It is one of the first stereo albums. The album was #1 in the American charts but in England it was the second. Also they've beaten a record: the album was sold in more than about 19 million examples. Now about songs. The album starts with Speak To Me which is like an intro to the other songs. It's not a song at all. You can hear just heart beating, Time's clock sounds and Money's "splashes". After sounds a girl starts crying/Laughing (Great Gig In The Sky) and than starts the Breath. Pretty beautiful song. Gilmore used a lot of slide guitar effects. The rhythm is calm. It doesn't have solo. After starts On The Run. It's just like the Speak To Me, but it is more like a song. Pink Floyd just show their technology as well as they do in Speak To Me. After starts Time, a famous one. The intro is collected from clock/alarm sounds. In this song Gilmore used a bit Distortion and a lot Treble. The song got a really beautiful solo. After the second verse comes in the reprise of the Breath. The forth songs name is Great Gig In The Sky written by Richard Wright. It is kind of instrumental. The main "instruments" are piano and girl's voice. Beautiful. "Money is some kind of bluesy, you know?" says Watters. The solo is made from two parts: first, sax solo, and the second one, Gilmore. Us And Them has got a lighter rhythm like Breathe it got two solos too: first piano, second sax. The Any Color You Like is instrumental. Pretty beautiful song with god both guitar and keyboard riffs. The Brain Damage or as they used to cal The Lunatic Song got a calm rhythm with acoustic and slide guitars. The chorus is made from voices, organ, guitar, bass and drums. Solo pays Wright (I'm not sure). The last song Eclipse starts with organ riff and drums. The lyrics are very beautiful, but it is short, only two minutes.
Lyrics — 10
Well all the album's lyrics are very impressive as the music is. The singing skills are good though they don't have a single vocalist. But any way Roger David and Rick are singing pretty well. The best lyrics got Eclipse I think, pretty short and beautiful.
Overall Impression — 10
The album cover is simple but at the same time it's designed very well. The most impressive and famous song are Time, Great Gig In The Sky, Money. Almost whole album. And if it were stolen or lost I would buy it again for sure, though I've got it in my computer.