Harsh, abrasive, uncompromising. Pink Floyd this is not! While David Gilmour steps forward on "Post-War Dream" and "Not Now, John", this is truly, a Roger Waters solo effort. A concept album written and recorded around the time of the British invasion of Argentina, Waters responds with a political broadside that resonates with utter disdain at a political system and a nation gone horribly wrong. Told from the point of view of a distraught, aging World War 2 soldier, who ponders how world politics seems to repeat itself in a never-ending cycle of clash, conquer, and retreat, envisions the end of the world in nuclear fire.
Note: For those that expect a 'head-trip' Floyd effort, "The Final Cut" is in reality, a dour scream of pain from one of rock 'n' roll's most misunderstood intellectuals, Roger Waters.