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View Poll Results: Favorite?
Piper at the Gates of Dawn 33 11.91%
Saucerful of Secrets 4 1.44%
More 2 0.72%
Ummagumma 5 1.81%
Atom Heart Mother 8 2.89%
Relics 1 0.36%
Meddle 20 7.22%
Obscured by Clouds 2 0.72%
Dark Side of the Moon 78 28.16%
Wish You Were Here 34 12.27%
Animals 47 16.97%
The Wall 34 12.27%
The Final Cut 2 0.72%
A Momentary Lapse of Reason 3 1.08%
The Division Bell 4 1.44%
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Old 03-03-2023, 07:01 AM   #341 (permalink)
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Has Mindfulness been talking to elph ?!

Actually, he's not entirely wrong, because , imo at least, Pink Floyd reached their innovative peak in 1970 with Atom Heart Mother. Everything after that was like consolidation, retrenchment or refining of the now easily identifiable, in fact predictable, Pink Floyd sound. I put this down to artistic caution on D Gilmour's part, plus (total guess, tbh) the elevation of Alan Parson's influence: a studio engineer who lets a pursuit of audio perfection get in the way of rough artistic endeavour.

They still came up with some top-quality material, including three sides of The Wall, (as "Drive" has recently discovered), but to me, the albums scoring the high numbers in the polls here are not really their best: only me and 7 other guys correctly voted for Atom Heart Mother as their favourite, whereas 77 have mistakenly voted for Dark Side Of The Moon as being their favourite. I'm sorry, but that is not a valid opinion to hold.
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I think I said this years ago but I still think Animals is incredible. Granted it's a rather short album in comparison but I love it as a whole.
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Old 03-03-2023, 07:48 AM   #343 (permalink)
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Animals is my favorite. Lyrically not my favorite, but I don't listen to Pink Floyd for lyrical genius anyway and the compositions are top notch. Meddle and Wish You Were Here are my second and third picks.
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What I know about Animals is Battersea Power Station, which features on the cover, so I will give the album a go as you two think it's a good one.

As for later Floyd albums, I thought Final Cut was good, but it's more about Roger Waters, songwriter, than about the spacey instrumental excursions of Gilmore and Wright.
(Also helps if you share Roger Waters' preoccupation with linking post-war Brits back to their WWII past.)
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Coincidentally I listened to Animals on my way to work this morning and definitely enjoyed the music more than the lyrics though the lyrics aren't necessarily bad. Just very focused. Works as a whole though, like I said. Plus, this video is so good:

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Another brick in the wall is a nice tune also, so I guess they are a 3 hit wonder to me lol
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they suck, sleeping aid music, brain damage, and wish you were here have their time but that's all out of a band that put out albums.
Blasphemy!

Having said that, I think I can see why some people might think their music is a bit sleepy. A disproportion of their songs all have this similar, slowish tempo. They don't have many songs I would consider to be "fast" songs.
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Coincidentally I listened to Animals on my way to work this morning and definitely enjoyed the music more than the lyrics though the lyrics aren't necessarily bad. Just very focused. Works as a whole though, like I said. Plus, this video is so good:

Thanks for that video, Key: that must've been quite a show! I was surprised to see so much focus on our man Trump, and that must've gone down well with the crowd because he has no friends south of the border afaik.

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... I think I can see why some people might think their music is a bit sleepy. A disproportion of their songs all have this similar, slowish tempo. They don't have many songs I would consider to be "fast" songs.
...and yet, unlike so many other bands, they never put any standard guitar blues songs on their albums. So this track is quite exceptional, I think:-



If there were such a thing, I'd sooner listen to an album of this stuff than The Endless River tbh
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Piper at the gates of dawn and The wall
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Have to say Saucerful of Secrets these days
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