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  • Top 3 Pink Floyd Albums

    Been on a real Pink Floyd kick lately, just can't get enough. My top 3:
    1. Dark Side of the Moon
    2. Wish You Were Here
    3. Animals


    While I love "The Wall" it's a little too Roger Waters centric. I think the 3 listed are Floyd at their best, most cooperative state. Gilmore and Waters are both brilliant, and when they worked together Floyd was amazing. Definitely better as a team than as individuals. Atom Heart Mother rates up really high, but is just a bit too early, they were still refining themselves. The Final Cut, well, if I wanted to listen to "The Wall" I would listen to "The Wall."

    I wish these guys would do one last hurrah album, despite Richard Wright being dead. I know it won't happen, but it would be epic.

  • #2
    1: Animals
    2: Meddle
    3: Wish You Were Here

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    • #3
      Can't get enough of The Wall, the theme of discontent is so tangible through the music and lyrics.

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      • #4
        I love everything before Waters and Wright left, including the Syd Barrett era the early psychadelic stuff. It's hard to go against DSOTM at #1. I'll go with Meddle at #2 on the basis of Echoes alone. If DSOTM is the best album, Echoes is the best song. It's hard to go top 3 so I'll go top 4... WYWH then Animals. The Wall would be 5.

        Some Echoes goodness:
        <iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/31463588" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/31463588">Crystal Voyager: Echoes</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user8347113">Jacob H</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

        And something you should only watch if you've seen "2001":
        <iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/28495035" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/28495035">2001 Echoes</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user8347113">Jacob H</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

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        • #5
          Am i the only one that likes Momentary Lapse of Reason?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by SonOfLe-loLang View Post
            Am i the only one that likes Momentary Lapse of Reason?
            "Learning to Fly" turned me onto Pink Floyd. Momentary Lapse of Reason was the first CD I bought. That album was the beginning of my Pink Floyd collection. I still like that entire album, but there are so many good ones.

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            • #7
              Sadly FM Radio has totally killed my love of Pink Floyd, You can't turn on classic rock without hearing it.

              I love Wish you were here, The Wall, and Dark Side but only on occasion now.

              Welcome to the Machine is such an awesome song and it gets played to death.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by SonOfLe-loLang View Post
                Am i the only one that likes Momentary Lapse of Reason?
                Im a little late too. I saw this tour. Still partial to The Wall though

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cmac821 View Post
                  Can't get enough of The Wall, the theme of discontent is so tangible through the music and lyrics.
                  Yeah, The Wall is great. But I think you start to see the split in collaboration on that one and it loses a bit of what made Floyd great. A little too heavy on the words and a little less reliant on the music IMO.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SonOfLe-loLang View Post
                    Am i the only one that likes Momentary Lapse of Reason?
                    I like it, but it hasn't been as timeless as some of their other work. For Floyd to be great I really thought the group needed both Water's and Gilmore. They lost an edge and a great lyricist when Waters left.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by The Impaler View Post
                      Yeah, The Wall is great. But I think you start to see the split in collaboration on that one and it loses a bit of what made Floyd great. A little too heavy on the words and a little less reliant on the music IMO.
                      Their history and the events that made them great and eventually split them is a great story. Check out the stuff on Syd Barrett.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Enter The Dragon View Post
                        Their history and the events that made them great and eventually split them is a great story. Check out the stuff on Syd Barrett.
                        Very true. Syd was the inspiration for a lot of their greatest stuff for sure.

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                        • #13
                          1. The Wall
                          2. Dark Side of the Moon
                          3. Animals

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by The Impaler View Post
                            Been on a real Pink Floyd kick lately, just can't get enough. My top 3:
                            1. Dark Side of the Moon
                            2. Wish You Were Here
                            3. Animals


                            While I love "The Wall" it's a little too Roger Waters centric. I think the 3 listed are Floyd at their best, most cooperative state. Gilmore and Waters are both brilliant, and when they worked together Floyd was amazing. Definitely better as a team than as individuals. Atom Heart Mother rates up really high, but is just a bit too early, they were still refining themselves. The Final Cut, well, if I wanted to listen to "The Wall" I would listen to "The Wall."

                            I wish these guys would do one last hurrah album, despite Richard Wright being dead. I know it won't happen, but it would be epic.
                            Those are my 3 favorites aside from The Wall. I happen to be a Roger Waters guy, so The Wall is the one album with a heavy dose of both his musical influence and his vocals.

                            My favorite song is Comfortably Numb, which beautifully combines both of them singing.

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                            • #15
                              1. Darkside of the Moon
                              2. Momentary Lapse of Reason
                              3. Wish You Were Here


                              I saw Pink Floyd at Mile High in 1994 when I was 16. Lasers bouncing of the clouds above well into the night. Pink Floyd was my favorite growing up, loved those guys the best.

                              Love Comfortably Numb too.

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