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Your Favorite Pink Floyd Album (1 Viewer)

What is your favorite Pink Floyd album?

  • Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

    Votes: 1 1.7%
  • A Saucerful Of Secrets

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Music from The Film More

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Ummagumma

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Atom Heart Mother

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Relics

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Meddle

    Votes: 3 5.2%
  • Obscured By Clouds

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Dark Side Of The Moon

    Votes: 14 24.1%
  • Wish You Were Here

    Votes: 12 20.7%
  • Animals

    Votes: 11 19.0%
  • The Wall

    Votes: 11 19.0%
  • The Final Cut

    Votes: 2 3.4%
  • A Momentary Lapse Of Reason

    Votes: 3 5.2%
  • The Division Bell

    Votes: 1 1.7%

  • Total voters
    58

Musesboy

Footballguy
Pink Floyd released a lot of albums in their early days, but only two studio albums since Roger Waters departed in the 80's.

Some prefer the Syd Barrett era, some regard Dark Side Of The Moon as their greatest legacy, while others hail The Wall as a breakthrough album.

My own personal favorite is Animals because it rocks the hardest, although I like almost everything they have ever done.

What does it for you?

 

glock

"Don't grumble, give a whistle!"
While IMHO Dark Side of the Moon is flawless, my fav is Wish You Were Here...

"Wish You Were Here"

So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell,

blue skies from pain.

Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail?

A smile from a veil?

Do you think you can tell?

And did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?

Hot ashes for trees?

Hot air for a cool breeze?

Cold comfort for change?

And did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?

How I wish, how I wish you were here.

We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year,

Running over the same old ground.

What have we found? The same old fears.

Wish you were here.

Could be because it came out while I was in high school. Or perhaps it's because I've been coming home lately to the strains of that tune eminating from my 15 year olds room... :thumbup:

...and he's playing it. Not just the intro, and not too badly, either. :yes:

 

Peyton Marino

Footballguy
Pretty sure its been discussed before. That said, you can never discuss Pink Floyd too much :thumbup:

Tough decision here. To me, every Floyd album has at least one great piece of work, which makes this such a tough decision. Have to go with DSOtM because it's full of masterpieces.

As a side note, I'm also a huge fan of Atom Heart Mother. Fat Old Sun and AHMSuite are two of my favorite floyd songs ever.

 

NCCommish

Footballguy
Had to go Ummagumma. I have read the band found it disappointing but it's popularity kept the songs in the concert playlist, I know I enjoy it.

Interesting factoid - The song "Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving With a Pict" was done all by Roger Waters. The weird sounds are obtained by playing human voices back at various speeds and the drumming sounds are created by Waters drumming with his hands on his body and a hard surface probably a table.

 
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Musesboy

Footballguy
After 29 votes, Animals and Wish You Were Here are tied on 7, and Dark Side Of The Moon has 5.

 

Nigel Tufnel

Footballguy
Animals is usually my favorite. But, I might prefer Dark Side, The Wall, Meddle, and Wish You Were Here on a different day of the week.
 

bakes

I am the Beer God!
I went with Wish You Were Here in a narrow decision, only because the sub-bass is so freaking impressive. Audio stores need to have copies of this on hand whenever they want to close the deal on someone buying a subwoofer.

 

zamboni

Footballguy
<------- Although it's essentially 1A/1B/1C with Animals, Dark Side Of The Moon, and Wish You Were Here. Meddle falls just behind them, with The Wall somewhat behind Meddle.

It's hard to choose among any of the big three, but IMHO what sets Animals apart is Gilmour's guitar work. I think it's his best with Floyd, and that's saying quite a lot.

ETA: I just watched the Sopranos from last week, and what a nice little surprise to hear "One Of These Days" during the closing credits. :excited:

 
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Nigel Tufnel

Footballguy
<------- Although it's essentially 1A/1B/1C with Animals, Dark Side Of The Moon, and Wish You Were Here. Meddle falls just behind them, with The Wall somewhat behind Meddle.

It's hard to choose among any of the big three, but IMHO what sets Animals apart is Gilmour's guitar work. I think it's his best with Floyd, and that's saying quite a lot.

ETA: I just watched the Sopranos from last week, and what a nice little surprise to hear "One Of These Days" during the closing credits. :excited:
:thumbup: :hey: They also played Boston's "Foreplay," so they ran the gamut of your musical taste in that episode.

 
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patrickmcgroin

Footballguy
They kicked ### in concert in the 80s and 90s without him. That was his choice to leave and their choice to keep on as Pink Floyd. I am glad they did, because otherwise I would not have had the chance to see Pink Floyd live.

However I would rather see Pink Floyd WITH Waters, which I doubt will happen , at least not on another tour.

 

Nigel Tufnel

Footballguy
They kicked ### in concert in the 80s and 90s without him. That was his choice to leave and their choice to keep on as Pink Floyd. I am glad they did, because otherwise I would not have had the chance to see Pink Floyd live.

However I would rather see Pink Floyd WITH Waters, which I doubt will happen , at least not on another tour.
Rent, no, buy Live at Pompeii. I'm thinking that will be one of the only ways we'll ever get to see them play together from here on out.
 

Woz

Footballguy
They're all great. Top 4 to me is obvious with Dark Side, Animals, The Wall, and Wish you were Here, but I chose The Wall because of its tie to the movie it was made for. It's one of my favorites.

 

patrickmcgroin

Footballguy
They kicked ### in concert in the 80s and 90s without him. That was his choice to leave and their choice to keep on as Pink Floyd.  I am glad they did, because otherwise I would not have had the chance to see Pink Floyd live.

However I would rather see Pink Floyd WITH Waters, which I doubt will happen , at least not on another tour.
Rent, no, buy Live at Pompeii. I'm thinking that will be one of the only ways we'll ever get to see them play together from here on out.
I have the "Director's Cut" (whatever extra that gives you) on DVD. Its a good DVD to watch.
 

Nigel Tufnel

Footballguy
They kicked ### in concert in the 80s and 90s without him. That was his choice to leave and their choice to keep on as Pink Floyd. I am glad they did, because otherwise I would not have had the chance to see Pink Floyd live.

However I would rather see Pink Floyd WITH Waters, which I doubt will happen , at least not on another tour.
Rent, no, buy Live at Pompeii. I'm thinking that will be one of the only ways we'll ever get to see them play together from here on out.
I have the "Director's Cut" (whatever extra that gives you) on DVD. Its a good DVD to watch.
:thumbup:
 

The Dangler

Footballguy
They kicked ### in concert in the 80s and 90s without him. That was his choice to leave and their choice to keep on as Pink Floyd.  I am glad they did, because otherwise I would not have had the chance to see Pink Floyd live.

However I would rather see Pink Floyd WITH Waters, which I doubt will happen , at least not on another tour.
Rent, no, buy Live at Pompeii. I'm thinking that will be one of the only ways we'll ever get to see them play together from here on out.
I have the "Director's Cut" (whatever extra that gives you) on DVD. Its a good DVD to watch.
:thumbup:
The Making of Dark Side is well worth $15 as well.
 

Juxtatarot

Infidel
Listening to Wish You Were Here yesterday on my run, I was wondering if this poll had been done. Not surprisingly, it had been.

I always find my way back to The Wall with its mix of beauty, melancholy and craziness.

 

Socrates11

Footballguy
Tough to choose one, but I'm an Animals man as well.

I don't think Pink Floyd gets enough credit as one of the top bands ever, imo. They seem to get tossed from the conversation, rightly or wrongly, because they have the rep of being a psychedelic druggie band. Musically they are effin brilliant and stack up against anyone.

 
Listening to Wish You Were Here yesterday on my run, I was wondering if this poll had been done. Not surprisingly, it had been.

I always find my way back to The Wall with its mix of beauty, melancholy and craziness.
The Wall is my favorite as well, just an amazing job of telling a story through songs and no stinkers among them.

following The Wall would be:

Wish You Were Here

Animals

Dark Side of the Moon

 

B-Deep

Footballguy
The Final Cut

oddly i like gilmour more than waters, and this is almost a waters solo album, but i love it.

followed by wish you were here & animals

 

B-Deep

Footballguy
They kicked ### in concert in the 80s and 90s without him. That was his choice to leave and their choice to keep on as Pink Floyd. I am glad they did, because otherwise I would not have had the chance to see Pink Floyd live.

However I would rather see Pink Floyd WITH Waters, which I doubt will happen , at least not on another tour.
Rent, no, buy Live at Pompeii. I'm thinking that will be one of the only ways we'll ever get to see them play together from here on out.
love live at pompeii, what a brilliant freaking idea

 

Parmcat

Canada: Beer, Bacon and Beavers
The Division Bell for me.

Lyrically, it hits me.

A close second is Meddle though

 

B-Deep

Footballguy
umm

did people know this?

http://www.tv3.ie/entertainment_article.php?locID=1.803.810&article=146178

Pink Floyd's new album 'The Endless River' is the band's ''tribute'' to late keyboard player Rick Wright.

The LP features music originally recorded for the band's last studio release, 'The Division Bell', in 1994 and features multiple parts recorded by Wright - who passed away in 2008 aged 65.

Guitarist-and-vocalist David Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason have been working on the album for the last several months with producer

Phil Manzanera, Youth and recording engineer Andy Jackson and the pair insist the record has been made in honour of their ''special'' bandmate.

Mason said: '''The Endless River' is a tribute to Rick. I think this record is a good way of recognising a lot of what he does and how his playing was at the heart of the Pink Floyd sound. Listening back to the sessions, it really brought home to me what a special player he was.''

Gilmour added: '''The Endless River' has as its starting point the music that came from the 1993 'Division Bell' sessions. We listened to over 20 hours of the three of us playing together and selected the music we wanted to work on for the new album. Over the last year we've added new parts, re-recorded others and generally harnessed studio technology to make a 21st century Pink Floyd album. With Rick gone, and with him the chance of ever doing it again, it feels right that these revisited and reworked tracks should be made available as part of our repertoire.''

The artwork for 'The Endless River' which is released on November 10 - appeared on buildings in 10 cities across the world, including an eight metre lit installation on London's South Bank.

The cover, an image of a man rowing on a river of clouds, was created by 18-year-old Egyptian digital artist Ahmed Emad Eldin, before being re-created by British design agency Stylorouge.

It is one of the few Pink Floyd covers not to be made by Storm Thorgerson - who passed away in 2013.

The album is mainly instrumental - although the track 'Louder Than Words' has new lyrics penned by Polly Samson - and is tracklisted across 'four sides' to represent the intended listening experience.

 

Otis

Footballguy
So so hard to choose, but my favorites are all rightly in the lead here.

Dark Side is my #1

Animals, Wish You Were Here, Meddle all up there

The Wall because it's so damn epic.

 

NCCommish

Footballguy
umm

did people know this?

http://www.tv3.ie/entertainment_article.php?locID=1.803.810&article=146178

Pink Floyd's new album 'The Endless River' is the band's ''tribute'' to late keyboard player Rick Wright.

The LP features music originally recorded for the band's last studio release, 'The Division Bell', in 1994 and features multiple parts recorded by Wright - who passed away in 2008 aged 65.

Guitarist-and-vocalist David Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason have been working on the album for the last several months with producer

Phil Manzanera, Youth and recording engineer Andy Jackson and the pair insist the record has been made in honour of their ''special'' bandmate.

Mason said: '''The Endless River' is a tribute to Rick. I think this record is a good way of recognising a lot of what he does and how his playing was at the heart of the Pink Floyd sound. Listening back to the sessions, it really brought home to me what a special player he was.''

Gilmour added: '''The Endless River' has as its starting point the music that came from the 1993 'Division Bell' sessions. We listened to over 20 hours of the three of us playing together and selected the music we wanted to work on for the new album. Over the last year we've added new parts, re-recorded others and generally harnessed studio technology to make a 21st century Pink Floyd album. With Rick gone, and with him the chance of ever doing it again, it feels right that these revisited and reworked tracks should be made available as part of our repertoire.''

The artwork for 'The Endless River' which is released on November 10 - appeared on buildings in 10 cities across the world, including an eight metre lit installation on London's South Bank.

The cover, an image of a man rowing on a river of clouds, was created by 18-year-old Egyptian digital artist Ahmed Emad Eldin, before being re-created by British design agency Stylorouge.

It is one of the few Pink Floyd covers not to be made by Storm Thorgerson - who passed away in 2013.

The album is mainly instrumental - although the track 'Louder Than Words' has new lyrics penned by Polly Samson - and is tracklisted across 'four sides' to represent the intended listening experience.
Yeah I had read about it. Should be interesting. No one expects Gilmour to tour it though.

 
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B-Deep

Footballguy
umm

did people know this?

http://www.tv3.ie/entertainment_article.php?locID=1.803.810&article=146178

Pink Floyd's new album 'The Endless River' is the band's ''tribute'' to late keyboard player Rick Wright.

The LP features music originally recorded for the band's last studio release, 'The Division Bell', in 1994 and features multiple parts recorded by Wright - who passed away in 2008 aged 65.

Guitarist-and-vocalist David Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason have been working on the album for the last several months with producer

Phil Manzanera, Youth and recording engineer Andy Jackson and the pair insist the record has been made in honour of their ''special'' bandmate.

Mason said: '''The Endless River' is a tribute to Rick. I think this record is a good way of recognising a lot of what he does and how his playing was at the heart of the Pink Floyd sound. Listening back to the sessions, it really brought home to me what a special player he was.''

Gilmour added: '''The Endless River' has as its starting point the music that came from the 1993 'Division Bell' sessions. We listened to over 20 hours of the three of us playing together and selected the music we wanted to work on for the new album. Over the last year we've added new parts, re-recorded others and generally harnessed studio technology to make a 21st century Pink Floyd album. With Rick gone, and with him the chance of ever doing it again, it feels right that these revisited and reworked tracks should be made available as part of our repertoire.''

The artwork for 'The Endless River' which is released on November 10 - appeared on buildings in 10 cities across the world, including an eight metre lit installation on London's South Bank.

The cover, an image of a man rowing on a river of clouds, was created by 18-year-old Egyptian digital artist Ahmed Emad Eldin, before being re-created by British design agency Stylorouge.

It is one of the few Pink Floyd covers not to be made by Storm Thorgerson - who passed away in 2013.

The album is mainly instrumental - although the track 'Louder Than Words' has new lyrics penned by Polly Samson - and is tracklisted across 'four sides' to represent the intended listening experience.
Yeah I had read about it. Should be interesting. No one expects Gilmour to tour it though.
I feel dumb for not knowing this was coming, but exicted now!

i hope they do not tour, at least not as floyd.

 

Insein

Footballguy
Love the Wall and Dark Side. Animals is underappreciated but for me, my favorite is Wish you were Here. Shine on you Crazy Diamond, Welcome to the Machine, Have a Cigar (my favorite), and Wish you were Here are such a good combo of songs that somehow blend. I listen to that one the most.

 

Leroy Hoard

Footballguy
Love the Wall and Dark Side. Animals is underappreciated but for me, my favorite is Wish you were Here. Shine on you Crazy Diamond, Welcome to the Machine, Have a Cigar (my favorite), and Wish you were Here are such a good combo of songs that somehow blend. I listen to that one the most.
This post & thread made me add this to my car cd player. :thumbup:

 

inca911

Footballguy
DSotM is certainly #1. Top of their time together, before all the troubles. One of the first albums where they really wrote tight songs without a lot of the instrumental extras that can get a bit long on earlier albums. Everyone contributed, and it really works as an album. They grab Clare Torry to record the solo on Great Gig in the Sky-- and the end result is perfect. Even the stories behind the extra conversations on the album emphasize how collaborative the album was. They did interviews and just mixed it all together. It's a start to finish listening experience. Alan Parsons was also involved in a lot of the technical recording work (aka Alan Parsons Project), which just polished it to a true gem.

WYWH is #2, with more diversity and a stronger atmosphere than Animals. The concept, songs, and even the album art are remarkable. Listening to the song WYWH is like listening to Hotel California for the Eagles--you just don't turn it off. The album is both a fitting tribute to Syd by everyone involved, and a swan song for the days of Pink Floyd working together collaboratively. The fact that Syd showed up while they were recording it is just eerie. It can get a bit repetitive at times like the old Floyd, and certainly isn't at crisp at DSotM.

Animals is probably #3. It's just missing a lot of the group collaboration that made DSotM and WYWH so good. It's a bit too much Waters, compared to the top 2. All the other albums after the top 2 start to have a solo project feeling, andd the early ones have an experimental learning feeling. Some great songs sure, but less great albums.

$0.02

 
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Parmcat

Canada: Beer, Bacon and Beavers
umm

did people know this?

http://www.tv3.ie/entertainment_article.php?locID=1.803.810&article=146178

Pink Floyd's new album 'The Endless River' is the band's ''tribute'' to late keyboard player Rick Wright.

The LP features music originally recorded for the band's last studio release, 'The Division Bell', in 1994 and features multiple parts recorded by Wright - who passed away in 2008 aged 65.

Guitarist-and-vocalist David Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason have been working on the album for the last several months with producer

Phil Manzanera, Youth and recording engineer Andy Jackson and the pair insist the record has been made in honour of their ''special'' bandmate.

Mason said: '''The Endless River' is a tribute to Rick. I think this record is a good way of recognising a lot of what he does and how his playing was at the heart of the Pink Floyd sound. Listening back to the sessions, it really brought home to me what a special player he was.''

Gilmour added: '''The Endless River' has as its starting point the music that came from the 1993 'Division Bell' sessions. We listened to over 20 hours of the three of us playing together and selected the music we wanted to work on for the new album. Over the last year we've added new parts, re-recorded others and generally harnessed studio technology to make a 21st century Pink Floyd album. With Rick gone, and with him the chance of ever doing it again, it feels right that these revisited and reworked tracks should be made available as part of our repertoire.''

The artwork for 'The Endless River' which is released on November 10 - appeared on buildings in 10 cities across the world, including an eight metre lit installation on London's South Bank.

The cover, an image of a man rowing on a river of clouds, was created by 18-year-old Egyptian digital artist Ahmed Emad Eldin, before being re-created by British design agency Stylorouge.

It is one of the few Pink Floyd covers not to be made by Storm Thorgerson - who passed away in 2013.

The album is mainly instrumental - although the track 'Louder Than Words' has new lyrics penned by Polly Samson - and is tracklisted across 'four sides' to represent the intended listening experience.
Yeah I had read about it. Should be interesting. No one expects Gilmour to tour it though.
Gilmour already has said he will not tour to support this album.

I hope it is so successful he has to tour!

 

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