Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Apr 26, 2012
    67
    The real prize here is Waters' demo excerpts, 22 recordings chopped into a dizzying 14-minute medley of delusional grandeur. The bassist sounds not like a jaded rock star, but like an outsider folk artist – sheltered and off-kilter – finding escape in lo-fi pop oddities full of echo, warm synths, and cross-faded effects.
  2. Apr 13, 2012
    70
    Needless to say, The Wall's Immersion Edition is a visual thing of beauty, ...The undeniable black eye on this Immersion Edition, however, is the way by which they handled the inclusion of Roger Waters' solo demos... the majority of this coveted cache of rarities is whittled down to a series of poorly edited snippets that barely last a minute or even a few seconds in some instances.
  3. Mar 2, 2012
    100
    The album that Pink Floyd made in 1979 marked a milestone in progressive rock, and this box set captures everything perfect and imperfect about the album.
  4. Mar 1, 2012
    80
    It's great, don't be mistaken; but trim a little of its fat and it goes from a fantastic listen to an unforgettable one.
  5. Mar 1, 2012
    90
    Hearing this evolution in microcosm is fascinating: few albums are ever as lavishly and carefully produced as The Wall, and by going through this "Work in Progress," it becomes clear just how much labor Floyd and producer Bob Ezrin exerted on the finished album.
  6. Mar 1, 2012
    90
    Immersion is a good way to characterize the grip and whirl of construction recounted on the two CDs of demos in this seven-disc box, which includes a previously released recording of the 1980-81 stage show.
  7. 90
    The only thing that the Immersion Edition is really missing is any extensive liner notes.
  8. Mojo
    Mar 23, 2012
    80
    It's as complete as any Floyd completist could hope for. [Apr 2012, p.101]
  9. Under The Radar
    Mar 22, 2012
    80
    The real stunner is the "Immersion" set... The [64] demos prove much more than just lower fidelity recordings of album tracks. Rather, they are snapshots of a classic album in creation. [Mar 2012, p.91]
  10. Uncut
    Mar 13, 2012
    70
    The demos are undoubtedly this boxset's main attraction. [Apr 2012, p.91]
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 98 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jun 23, 2013
    10
    All in all, a classic album. Pink Floyd paints the story of a rockstar building a mental wall around himself, and what results is one of theAll in all, a classic album. Pink Floyd paints the story of a rockstar building a mental wall around himself, and what results is one of the greatest concept albums of all time. The music is all wonderfully arranged, and the lyrics all profound. Gut wrenching guitar solos, classic moments like "Another Brick In The Wall" and "Comfortably Numb", and a still epic atmosphere all contribute to the timeless appreciation of this album. Full Review »
  2. Sep 14, 2013
    10
    Original Wall was one of the best of all-time in the rock history..pink floyd one of the best in the history...epic storytelling of war..wallOriginal Wall was one of the best of all-time in the rock history..pink floyd one of the best in the history...epic storytelling of war..wall around the mind..epic solos..epic band..definitly prime Full Review »
  3. May 13, 2016
    9
    88/100. My favorite album of all time, even though I admit it is not the best album ever made (although it is very much up there). Split into88/100. My favorite album of all time, even though I admit it is not the best album ever made (although it is very much up there). Split into two halves, it only gets better as it goes on. I would grade the first half of the album as 85/100, and the second half as 91/100. Amazing throughout, and a treat to listen to. Full Review »