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Best Pink Floyd Album

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by ffutterman, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

    8 vote(s)
  2. Saucerful Of Secrets

    0 vote(s)
  3. Ummagumma

    7 vote(s)
  4. Atom Heart Mother

    3 vote(s)
  5. Meddle

    22 vote(s)
  6. Obscured By Clouds

    3 vote(s)
  7. Dark Side Of The Moon

    51 vote(s)
  8. Wish You Were Here

    40 vote(s)
  9. Animals

    45 vote(s)
  10. The Wall

    17 vote(s)
  11. The Final Cut

    3 vote(s)
  12. A Momentary Lapse Of Reason

    1 vote(s)
  13. The Division Bell

    1 vote(s)
  14. Hey, I just met you and this is crazy, but here's my carrots so call me Crazy Carrot Lady.

    8 vote(s)
  1. ffutterman

    ffutterman Talentless Bass Enthusiast

    May 7, 2010
    I've noticed Pink Floyd popping up in the threads a lot lately, with Animals getting a lot of love and The Wall getting a lot of tomatoes. So we're going to settle this here and now: What's the best Pink Floyd album?
  2. seang15


    Aug 28, 2008
    Cary NC
    Animals. Although The Wall is fantastic.
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  3. Col Pruse

    Col Pruse Supporting Member

    May 28, 2003
    Savannah, GA
    Atom Heart Mother and Ummagumma
  4. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Call me crazy but I'll go with The Final Cut. It was the most Roger Watersy of the all the albums. I generally like Meddle through The Final Cut.
  5. I'm not normally into movie soundtracks, but Obscured by Clouds has stuck with me more than any other Pink Floyd album.
  6. Astreaux


    Aug 31, 2012
  7. Disaster Area

    Disaster Area I can't think of anything to put here.

    Jan 17, 2011
    DFW, TX
    My vote goes to Wish You Were Here. "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" is absolutely brilliant, as are the rest of the songs on the album.
  8. tinman 1967

    tinman 1967

    Mar 6, 2010
    Wow! I thought I was the only one in the world to have that album....... (notice, I did say "album"):)
  9. burnunit

    burnunit obsolete

    Nov 17, 2007
    Charlotte, NC
    AHM, Animals
  10. tdub0199


    Mar 4, 2010
    Atlanta, Ga.
    Meddle, Animals, DSOTM & Wish You Were Here for me.....
  11. manbass


    May 20, 2004
    Tampa Bay
    Animals. The even darker side of British melancholy. Broodingly foreboding.
  12. bassfran

    bassfran Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2012
    Endorsing artist: Lakland basses
    Tough to make a choice but I went with "Wish You Were Here".
  13. Belka


    Dec 10, 2003
    Kiev, Ukraine
    You forgot to add the soundtrack to 'More'. Probably not anyone's favorite but I like it.
  14. jphovercraft


    Oct 21, 2012
    Meddle, Ummaggumma
  15. JoeWPgh


    Dec 21, 2012
    Meddle, Obsured by Clouds. I would probably add Dark Side, if every last @#$%^& note of it hadn't been pummeled into my head by now.
  16. mizzou541


    Jan 8, 2010
    Meddle > Dark Side > Wish You Were Here > Animals > The Wall

    In my humble opinion of course...
  17. mizzou541


    Jan 8, 2010
    Too Roger Watersy IMO. Waters is great but Pink Floyd isn't Pink Floyd without Gilmour's vocals (and another layer of his vocals and maybe one more). Don't get me wrong I like when Waters sings a bit but Gilmour's voice is what I think of when someone mentions Pink Floyd.
  18. Reprise

    Reprise Supporting Member

    Aug 3, 2012
    I voted for Animals. Liked the guitar work, and the lyrics aren't a version of Roger's personal anguish that we saw pop up in The Wall, and really come to light in Final Cut (and REALLY come to light in his solo work).

    However, when the post-Roger albums came out, it just wasn't the same, any more, for me.

    I remember listening to Ummagumma for the first time when I was a child. Parts of it actually frightened me to listen to it. But I really dug the Floyd when I was younger; it definitely contributed to my well-earned reputation as a cynic and skeptic.

    I'll also agree with the previous poster on Gilmour's voice - it's the one I prefer. But Roger was the creative force behind that band (especially from WYWH forward), no way around it. Like the old joke about how the Beatles could've been John, Paul, and any other two guys... PF was the same way, as time went on - Roger and 3 session cats (ok, maybe Gilmour doesn't deserve that, but you get the idea)

    One of the few bands I like from my earlier years where the bassist wasn't considered to have great technical ability. Some nice hooks, but you didn't sit there and say, 'd@mn...listen to that bassline' (most of the time).
  19. DSOTM, hands-down, but I knew that it would get the votes, as would Animals, so I went with my 3rd favorite, AHM.
  20. JumboJack


    Dec 31, 2007
    The Wall
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