Many people say of this album, "Good, but not Pink Floyd." To them I say that Pink Floyd, if anything was a band that was constantly on the move and changed its sound from album to album. This album isn't any less Pink Floyd than Saucerful of Secrets, or Obscured by Clouds; both of which differ from this recording as well as each other quite a bit.
To those of you not concerned with whether this album is like other Pink Floyd albums, consider the music itself. This album was made in the 80's and it shows. Gilmour and company (minus Waters for the first time) experiment as many bands did with synthesisers and synth drums. The effect is distracting and umpleasant if you hate, hate, hate 80's music.
I, Myself, felt this at first, but the music itself is strong enough that soon, I listened beyond the 80's plastic sound and heard the songs themselves. The music here is as good as any that came before it, although maybe not as complex lyrically. Gone also is the dark broodiness that Waters brought to the table, but David Gilmour has a much more clear and pleasant singing voice than Waters. If you liked Gilmour's previous vocal performances (such as Comfortably Numb and Wish You Were Here) you will like this music.
For those of you who have listened to and like this album, I highly suggest The Divison Bell and both of Gilmour's solo albums if you can find them.