Tuesday, November 5, 2013
DAVID GILMOUR / On An Island 
Back then, I had the expectations of a moody trip into a gloomy English world filled with haunting imagery and instead I got a relaxed, "happy" sound that felt more at ease with the world. With a few more years I found this album to not be as bad as I initially thought it was and in fact took comfort in having my ears and brain soothed into a tranquil state while I sat in my chair. It's not as dramatic or abrasive as Gilmour's earlier works but it still has his signature guitar playing and raspy but smooth vocals. Gilmour's here to put us to sleep in a good way without trying to make a pompous opinion or taking jabs at ex-band members. I'll give it more listens in the near future when I'm tired of the rest of the world.
3 Crosby & Nashes out of 5
Songs Of Note: This Heaven; Smile