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In March of 1994 Pink Floyd released another album after a seven-year break from the music business The Division Bell set off a US and European tour that according to Forbes will bring in an estimated 62 million dollars for the band This is six million more than The Delicate Sound of Thunder tour from 1988 and far more than the bands earlier tours For David Gilmour Nick Mason and Richard Wright the profit has increased but for the fans the quality has dwindled Pink Floyds current music continues to fall short of their earlier albums because their attempts at self-imitation lack the concepts and musical nuances that made their music popular for its uniquenessWhen Pink Floyd who were now without the services of Roger Waters began work on what was to become A Momentary Lapse of Reason they faced many who felt that the new Pink Floyd could not produce an album worthy of the Floyd label Gilmour could have ignored these skeptics and produced an original album instead he decided to imitate the Pink Floyd of years past by hiring additional writers Gilmour hired these writers to write lyrics and music --- to make the music more as the fans expected The result was an album that looked much like any other Floyd album but was in truth much lessThe album begins with an instrumental like so many other Floyd albums from the seventies It then continues with nine songs that either contain good lyrics or good music but rarely contain both Finding several minutes that are comparable to any of the better songs from previous albums is difficult In Dogs from Animals there is a definite rhythm to the music but a guitar solo or a new drum cadence distinguishes that specific verse from the rest of the verses Additionally in Shine on You Crazy Diamond the first song in Wish You Were Here there is the long synthesizer chords followed by
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