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|Pink Floyd Ranked|
Finally listened to their entire discog, here's my thoughts
Wish You Were Here
In my opinion, the definitive album of progressive and space rock. It has everything;
spacey keyboards, sublime guitar work, stellar production, and just generally brilliant
songwriting. Fun fact about the album: upon its original release, the record was
wrapped in blue shrinkwrap rather than clear, and only a sticker on the front cover
signified that the record was Wish You Were Here.
The new guitar-oriented focus of Waters' writing may have been a ploy to reduce
Wright's power in the band, but nevertheless it was still magnificent (ex. the opening
chord sequence of Dogs, every solo in Dogs, the epic guitar effects in Pigs).
The Dark Side Of The Moon
Obviously a hugely influential record, but like Med said in his review of it, the album
doesn't really hit its stride until Time (although Breathe is an excellent song in itself).
One of the defining concept albums of all time. Sure Waters turned into a tyrant
here, but one can't deny the amazing power some of these songs possess. As an
album it falters occasionally ("One Of My Turns", "The Trial"), and the story is a bit
absurd, but it's still something everyone should hear.
The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
The record that started it all. Floyd's original songwriter Syd Barrett dove headfirst
into the psychedelic scene of Britain with this essential release. Highlights include
"Astronomy Domine", "Interstellar Overdrive", "Flaming" and "Bike".
Piper and The Wall were ranked higher than this because despite the fact that both of
them have some clunkers, none are as bad as the horrific "Seamus". Other than
that, all songs on here are at least decent ("San Tropez" comes dangerously close to
being a filler).
The Final Cut
Basically a Roger Waters solo album. David Gilmour was so upset with how this
record turned out that he refused to be credited on the sleeve.
Obscured By Clouds
A great, and often overlooked soundtrack album. Many highlights to be found here,
especially the title track.
A Saucerful Of Secrets
This album boasts the essential Floyd tracks "Remember A Day", "Set The Controls
For The Heart Of The Sun" and "Corporal Clegg" but as a whole feels somewhat
jaded and incomplete.
The Division Bell
This album contains the brilliant "High Hopes" but the fact that no other song on here
compares to it (as well as the huge amount of nods to the grandiose songwriting
style of Floyd's golden age) drags this record down by miles.
A fairly average soundtrack, this features some moments of genius such as "The Nile
Song" and "Cymbaline" and moments that make you want to rip your hair out, such
as "A Spanish Piece".
Atom Heart Mother
This album contains two overlong tracks of experimental bullshit, and three passable
average-length songs that would make for a nice EP.
A Momentary Lapse Of Reason
Essentially just an excuse to spit in Roger Waters' face, this cut-and-paste record is
one to avoid, although I've heard the tour they put together for it was astounding.
The live disc is rather intriguing, but on the studio disc everything crashes and burns.
"Grantchester Meadows" would be a great song if it weren't so dragged out, and
everything else, especially "Sysyphus" just makes you want to groan and goes
absolutely nowhere for 5-15 minutes. Worth it for the live performances, but avoid
the studio album at all costs.
|Decent ranking. I'd swap 1 and 2 though and have Meddle at 4 or maybe even 3 (knocking Dark Side down to 4th). Good to see 7 quite high up.|
|'73-'79 was such an F'ing phenomenal run.|
|yeah good to see 7 not at the bottom but I'd put it even higher!!! good list though you back yourself up well.|
also, Seamus is great wtF!!!!
and thanks Ford, yeah that album is pretty cool despite how much was going on during its recording
|also, nice to see piper that high|
I would say
(then nothing else above a 3 so I'll skip those..)
|flip 1 and 2 and you got it right|
|I agree with your gripe with the Wall, it has some fantastic moments (FTR I LOVE "One of My Turns") but it gets bloated and just plain goofy in spots. the final cut basically deals with the same underlying issues of Roger's and with his father's life and death, etc, and I just think it's a much more concise, well-written and effective version of the same story.|
I mean, if people know the backstory to this, tell me that "The Fletcher Memorial Home" isn't one of the most emotional songs in their discog!!!
|Might jam The Final Cut in a minute actually, it's been a while.|
|do it Jamie, lot of good tunes on there|
|4 is too high and 11 is too low. solid list though, but sometimes i think Animals is better than WYWH|
|heh I always think it's better. just me though, wywh seems to be more peoples' favorite|
|demigod: 11 is inconsistent as shit. |
|i dont think it has any bad songs really, some are a bit lackluster (alans psychadelic breakfast goes on for waay to long) and the title track is one of my favourite floyd songs for sure|
|wait did you mean 12? Alan's Psychedelic isn't on More|
|this is pretty close to how I'd do it, with Meddle a little higher|
|seamus is a great song what the hell are you talking about also atom heart mother rules damn|
|props for giving obscured by clouds some praise though|
|the 3 songs in the middle of Atom Heart Mother are all great, but since the other 2 tracks make up more than 50% of the album it's got a low spot|
|the title track is sick imo|
|swap 1 and 2|
put Atom Heart much higher
Wall a lot lower
would be pretty close to my ranking
but good to see Final Cut high
|To defend my placement of 1:|
-1 and 2 are very close and both are 5's
-The keyboards were one of my favorite components of their sound
-The title track is easily in their top 5 best songs
-Gilmour's voice is utilized a lot more than on Animals
|don't need to defend anything mate, 1 2 3 are all really close anyway|
|I know a mouse and he hasn't got a house, idk why I call him Gerald|
|i'll never forget the first time I heard Bike with my friends|
never laughed so hard in my life
|haha yeah it's great. lots of stuff on that album is awesome. piper is downright delightfully whimsical!! teeheeeee :DDDDDDd|
|might be the gayest thing I've ever said but w/e|
|a little yeah|
|it's true so it's ok|
|don't run away from your feelings|
|gilmour > waters > barrett > wright > mason|
|Yeah Piper is seriously great|
|You got 1 right. Well done.|
|6 is one.|