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Pink Floyd’s ‘The Endless River’ Debuts at No. 1

Pink Floyd’s ‘The Endless River’ Debuts at No. 1Pink Floyd’s ‘The Endless River’ Debuts at No. 1

Pink Floyd’s ‘The Endless River’ has debuted at the summit of the UK chart, making the band’s final album their sixth No 1.

In a statement, Pink Floyd said they were “thrilled and surprised” by the commercial interest in ‘The Endless River’. Made in part with studio sessions from 1994’s ‘The Division Bell’, this is also their first studio album since then. ‘The Division Bell’ spent four weeks at No. 1 and has sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, the Guardian reported. The Endless River has also debuted, in America, with a solid 3rd place ranking on the Billboard 200.

Most remarkably, Pink Floyd carries these numbers off the back of an album sporting little of today’s pop trappings. There are almost no songs in the conventional, mainstream sense. To be even clearer, this is not the Pink Floyd of ‘The Wall’ or ‘The Final Cut’. This record sports nothing of Roger Waters’ ever-tightening grip—the shorter songs, the thornier subjects, the sound of bass and nasal vocals hovering above all else.

 

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