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  • Summary: The remixed and remastered reissue of the 1992 solo release from the Pink Floyd founding member included guest appearances from Jeff Beck, Rita Coolidge, Don Henley, Randy Jackson, Toto‘s Steve Lukather, and Jeff Porcaro.
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  1. Jul 28, 2015
    80
    Not only has Amused to Death aged well musically, it has unfortunately aged well thematically too.
  2. Sep 11, 2015
    80
    The overall mood is, ironically, not dissimilar to drifting in and out of consciousness while the TV murmurs in the background, occasionally jolting you awake with a ringing phone or a spray of gunfire.
  3. Jul 28, 2015
    80
    The meticulously crafted music is bold and robust, with same panoramic sweep as The Wall, Waters’ magnum opus he created while with Pink Floyd.
  4. Aug 5, 2015
    80
    Waters is on fiery form, and you get the sense that by 1992, he’d finally settled into his own corner of the world a little more.
  5. 70
    By any measure, this is an engaging, complex, lyrically confrontational and intellectually intense 80 minutes.
  6. Jul 28, 2015
    60
    While the new audio mix that accompanies this reissue (no bonus tracks included) might entice the audiophiles and give observers further reason to delve into its inner meanings, the sheer profundity of Waters’ weighty subject matter still leaves little room for immediate attachment. A noble experiment from an edgy, outspoken prophet and pontificator, Amused to Death isn’t exactly the stuff of easily consumable entertainment.
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  1. Sep 7, 2015
    10
    I'm a true fan, I know it. But this album is the best thing you can listen after The Wall in 1979. Far better than any artwork from allI'm a true fan, I know it. But this album is the best thing you can listen after The Wall in 1979. Far better than any artwork from all members solo career (including himself) and Pink floyd albums after that. It was amazing in 1992 and still precious now. A must have in your collection. Expand