Ah, Roger Waters – apparently a Prog God. Which is ironic because since The Wall he hasn’t progressed musically one iota.
Still railing against authority, decrying the futility of war and generally shouting at the world.
What is slightly sadder is that everything he was ranting against 40 years ago is still relevant now.
As to the new album, Is this the life we really want?, most people will know what to expect before the even hear it...
The second track is called Déjà vu. It starts off with the chords straight off Fearless from the Echoes album, has samples of breaking glass and planes (a la The Wall) and yet the irony of the title has probably completely passed Roger by
The use of samples on the Last Refugee are probably now best left to Public Service Broadcasting who now do that sort of thing much better.
There’s a nice modern production (courtesy of Radiohead's producer) and there are tracks good enough to have been on the Final Cut or Amused to Death
The cynicism is relentless and we all know the whole thing would benefit from a healthy dose of Gilmour but if you like Roger Waters then this is a really good album but if you didn’t already this is never going to convert you