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View Poll Results: Best Pink Floyd Album (studio)
Piper At The Gates Of Dawn 7 3.54%
Saucerful Of Secrets 0 0%
Ummagumma 7 3.54%
Atom Heart Mother 3 1.52%
Meddle 22 11.11%
Obscured By Clouds 3 1.52%
Dark Side Of The Moon 50 25.25%
Wish You Were Here 36 18.18%
Animals 40 20.20%
The Wall 17 8.59%
The Final Cut 3 1.52%
A Momentary Lapse Of Reason 1 0.51%
The Division Bell 1 0.51%
Hey, I just met you and this is crazy, but here's my carrots so call me Crazy Carrot Lady. 8 4.04%
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I chose The Division Bell. It's a brilliant statement. Beyond that, it's just such a great sounding recording. There's stuff on there that pulls from the entire catalog of Floyd. I've always got to listen all the way through, and I can't say that about any other Floyd record, even DSOTM. The other thing here is that,while I feel like I could be great friends with Roger Waters, I do not like much of what he's got going on musically.
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Growing up I adored Roger Waters. But over the years, I have soured on him. Pink Floyd was at their peak when Waters was just a contributor like the rest of the band, and not a total control freak.

Here's my take on Roger and Dave:

The ambitious Roger was a good experimental musician, a good lyricist, and a decent melody writer. But he wasn't much of a bass player or vocalist.

The easygoing Gilmour was a good fundamental musician, a decent melody writer, a good vocalist, and an excellent guitar player (and not a bad bass player either judging by his work on "Pigs"). But he was a poor lyricist.

They complemented each other well. The best Pink Floyd albums, in my opinion, are combination efforts where these two worked together to fill in the rough edges from the other, and got occasional contributions from Rick and Nick. This coordination peaked on Dark Side and Wish You Were here, and fell apart on The Wall, which was too unbalanced towards Waters. The Final Cut can hardly even be called a Pink Floyd album.
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I'll take the live version of The Wall

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Old 02-07-2013, 07:23 PM
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How I view their big four albums:

Dark Side of the Moon - The most revolutionary of all their albums, and the most experimentative (particularly by their use of the studio)
Wish You Were Here - Simply going by quality of every aspect, their best
Animals - Best by the standards of a progressive rock fan, impressive musicianship all the way through (and my favorite)
The Wall - Somewhat more musically simplistic, but as far as the songwriting goes, the most complex concept expressed
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