posted at 3/16/2013 1:19 PM EDT
In response to yogafriend's comment:
Personally I like Roger Waters solo albums, Pink Floyd albums with or without Waters and David Gilmour solo albums. the first David Gilmour solo album is one of my favorites...there are lots of great tracks on that one. 'There's No Way Out Of Here" is an unbelievably great song, never got any airplay for some dumb reason.
In response to royf19's comment:
As to the header, I think "In Through The Out Door" blows away "The Final Cut." If you compare ITTOD with Led Zep I, it shows how much LZ evolved in 11 years. It is an excellent album IMO.
To me, "The Final Cut" definitely sounds more like a Roger Waters solo album, rather than a Pink Floyd album.
And if we're going by the Pink Floyd name, I'd take "The Division Bell" on par with ITHOD. I think "The Division Bell" is a very underrated album and is more worthy of the Pink Floyd name, even with out Waters, than "The Final Cut."
Just my opinion, however.
Thanks for the feedback, Roy. Well spoken. Too bad I didn't use "The Division Bell" rather than "The Final Cut" for the initial question, but I wasn't sure if most people really do consider TFC the final album b/c of the fact that it is Waters' last album.
When Ritchie Blackmore left Deep Purple (both times) and when Ozzie left Black Sabbath , I am sure that many wrote both groups off. Tommy Bolin , Steve Morse and Ronnie James Dio (and the others after him) all are respected artists ...people tend to like everything to stay the same. While I continued to listen to Rainbow and Ozzie solo, I didn't abandon the groups they left behind.
Sometimes the breakup of a group can mean more of a good thing. The sum of the parts being greater than the whole.
I think in the case of Waters and Gilmour , the tension between them made working together impossible.
This is a loaded thread, because it is wide open for lots of gray area and speculation. For example, the White Album from the Beatles is MOSTLY a collection of songs that do not feature the whole group but solo excursions from each member....technically a Beatles album , but not every song is a group effort.