Review: Pink Floyd – Keep Talking (Rock)

This review covers the alternative rock track Pink Floyd – Keep Talking.

This track was released in 1994 on the album The Division Bell.

The track starts off with some synths, some of which almost sound reversed. Some chimes make an appearance. A guitar then comes in along with a drum kit. A bass guitar helps build the track up. A Stephen Hawking voice sample then comes in. From there, the vocals take the track into the first verse. Backup vocals join the track in a sort of ping pong effect with the main vocals. This section is capped off with an instrumental section that contains string elements.

Another Stephen Hawking voice sample plays out. From there, a guitar solo comes in. This is then backed by an organ element. A synth melody then plays out.

The backup vocals then come in along with the main vocals to play out the main chorus. A wah guitar comes in. After this, one of the Stephen Hawking voice samples continue. This section is capped of with an instrumental section that gradually fades out.

There is a fair bit going on in this track. I’m not so sure about the lyrical set up with this track as it doesn’t really conform with any real overarching pattern. The vocals are there, but there really isn’t much there in all honesty.

There are also a number of different types of instrumental sections. Some have organs, others have guitars. So, it’s not as though this track is actually simple by any means.

My big problem with this track is that there really isn’t much that really this track together. One of the things that helps a complex track out is the fact that there is something that solidly holds everything together. Unfortunately, there really isn’t anything that binds anything together necessarily. A a result, the track ends up being just a series of elements with no real direction.

Overall, this is a fairly average track. While I can appreciate the complexity of so many different instrumental sections, there isn’t a whole lot that ties it all together. The vocals are OK, but the lyrics are a bit light. The track has the potential, but it never actually executes well. So, a decent track all around, but nothing huge.


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