14. A Momentary Lapse Of Reason (EMI, 1987)
Cruelly dubbed a “facsimile Floyd” album by the Roger Waters camp, David Gilmour struggled to come up with the first Pink Floyd album without Waters, even with producer Bob Ezrin and various songwriters and lyricists helping out. With Nick Mason and Rick Wright barely participating you could argue that it was a Gilmour solo album except that it certainly didn’t sound like one. More charitably you can call it Gilmour’s vision of a Pink Floyd album with his voice and guitar providing an instant familiarity. The opening Signs Of Life evokes the same atmosphere as the start of Dark Side Of The Moon, Dogs Of War would fit on the Animals album, One Slipcould find a place on The Wall while A New Machine refers back to Welcome To The Machine.