Roger Waters retreads familiar societal, political grounds with still-enjoyable release ‘Is This the Life We Really Want?’

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Roger Waters Is This The Life We Really Want? | Columbia Records
Grade: B

Released Friday, Waters’ fourth studio album features fiery takes on rising militarism, the refugee crisis, climate change and of course, the Trump administration, while simultaneously referencing some of Pink Floyd’s most iconic works. The result is an admirable, but derivative product.
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Pink Floyd goes out with a soft whisper

The end of the reign of Pink Floyd has come upon us, and it’s arrived in the form of The Endless River. Assembled from 20 hours of material recorded during the band’s 1993 session for The Division Bell, The Endless River samples short instrumentals from the likes of Richard Wright
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Optimal Grime

Movies like “Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon” bolster the sequel stereotype: they only get worse and worse. Michael Bay is milking these Hasbro toys until the teet runs dry, as the latest installment in the Transformers series is the weakest and most forgettable of the robo-mayhem franchise. The plot
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