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Roger Waters - Is This The Life We Really Want? album review

Album Review

Cranky romance from a slightly softening Roger Waters

Roger Waters sounds like a man in love. He’s 73 now, and, sure, Is This The Life We Really Want? is freighted with his trademark invective and bilious anger at this messed-up world of ours; timely references to nincompoops becoming president, children drowning in the sea, drone strikes and fat cat bankers are all present and correct. But while A Part Of Me Dies is an acid catalogue of Mankind’s ills, it’s written in the context of a surprisingly beautiful love song. And this from the man who earlier makes the claim that ‘If I were God, I could’ve done a better job.’ The old softie…


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