Saturday, March 3, 2012
PINK FLOYD / Dark Side Of The Moon 
It was made very apparent that prog-rock pioneers Pink Floyd had set out to produce the record that would break them into the mainstream with their career defining monster classic 1973's Dark Side Of The Moon.
Conceptually framed with the things that make people batshit crazy, Dark Side perfected the use of sound effects and the balance of instrumentals & vocals in their songwriting, both of which Floyd had trouble balancing in the past.
The addition of female vocals and saxophone, both extremely popular at the time, cemented the inevitable success of the album. Nowadays it'd be called "selling out", back then it was called creating a masterwork.
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