|My Pink Floyd Journey|
While I definitely wasn't won over by most of their discography, I still came out of the expeirence with a greater respect for them.
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Not a good way to start. So much pretentious artsy fartsy dogshit to plow through here. I guess I understand the appeal, but I can safely say this album is something I will never consider revisiting again.
A Saucerful of Secrets
Definitely a step above the debut for me. The boys decided to actually write some songs this time around. There may not be anything on here I would consider to be above average, but an average album is better than a bad one.
While ‘The Nile Song’ fuckin rocks, the rest of this album is filled to the brim with par-for-the-course tracks and forgettable instrumentals. With that being said, I never got the urge to shut it off; so that’s a plus.
Experimental isn’t a synonym for good. The original compositions on this album are pretentious Pink Floyd at their very worst; to the point where I felt Pink Floyd were deliberately trying to waste my time. Fuck this album.
Atom Heart Mother
The opening track is a satisfying grandiose epic, but everything afterwards falls pretty flat for me.
This was the first Pink Floyd release that I actually enjoyed quite a bit. I do think the mid section is a little week, but the opener and closer are something special.
Obscured by Clouds
The Dark Side of the Moon
I knew this album wouldn’t live up to it’s insane reputation, but I was surprised by how much I didn’t hate it. I don’t think it’s anywhere near an all-time great album, but it is an enjoyable album from my least favorite rock subgenre.
Wish You Were Here
If there was one album in this band’s discography that I totally understand the praise for, it’s this one. I hate prog, but even I can tell this is a fantastic album. Good job, Floyd.
While I find the message of this album to be a little too on the nose and preachy, I’d be lying if I said the material on here isn’t engaging. “Dogs” was personally a bit of a slog for me, but the rest of the record is rather enjoyable.
Pink Floyd did the impossible. They made an album I actually consider to be a masterpiece. My only complaint is that the track "What Shall We Do Now” was cut from the final cut of the album; which is a damn shame, because it is probably my favorite Pink Floyd track. That mild complaint aside, this album makes the prog-rock hater inside me hang his head in shame. Good job, boys.
The Final Cut
This was a definite step down from The Wall, but following that album up would have been near impossible. With that being said, it still blows their first 5 albums out of the water.
A Momentary Lapse of Reason
Fuck you, this is my favorite Pink Floyd album.
The Division Bell
Don’t know what it is about this album, but I kinda dig it. Reminds me of their late 70’s material, just with better production. A decent record to end a career on.
The Endless River
A bad record to end a career on.