Pink Floyd's 15th and final album leaves British psychedelic rock fans with a bittersweet taste in their mouth. After all, “The Endless River” represents the end of an era. Based on earlier 1990s recordings, the album is reminiscent of the old while remaining aware of modern challenges (such as living on without key band members—this was recorded sans Roger Waters). This is a composite of ambient tracks that might not break your heart but will suit the soundtrack to your thoughts. The band leaves us, this time for good, but there is reason to rejoice. Even though they bid you adieu with this smooth (and sometimes heavy, especially "Talkin Hawkin" and "Things Left Unsaid") finale, you don’t have to kick your Pink Floyd obsession just yet.
I must admit that it was with a certain amount of trepidation that I approached the summer. True, I had landed an internship abroad in the same country as my boyfriend, my living arrangements were simple, my travel plans booked.