What are YOUR top four Pink Floyd albums?

please don’t come into this thread and stink it up with your negativity if you don’t dig the Floyd. cheers

  • The Pipers at the Gates of Dawn
  • A Saucerful of Secrets
  • More
  • Ummagumma
  • Atom Heart Mother
  • Meddle
  • Obscured by Clouds
  • The Dark Side of the Moon
  • Wish You Were Here
  • Animals
  • The Wall
  • The Final Cut
  • A Momentary Lapse of Reason
  • The Division Bell
  • The Endless River

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words welcome

Will be very surprised if anyone votes for any album after ‘The Wall’.

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Just voted for The Division Bell.

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gotta say, man. I really, really like The Final Cut. sure, it’s fairly indulgent, but yeah…this album is solid as fuck

I do like ‘The Final Cut’ myself but would never have it in a top four.

It’s actually a bit bizarre as to how many songs I can sing from it. Listened to it loads as a teenager.

My dad had The Final Cut and I was just the right age to find singing along with the swearing both hilarious and slightly daring.

Obviously don’t mind a bit of Shine On or whatever but it’s the only one of their albums I really know well.

I feel like I dislike the Floyd by association (with guitar hero wankers at uni and with baby boomers droning on about them in BBC4 documentaries). Fully acknowledge that this is irrational. Maybe I’ll take the most popular one and listen to it on Spotify.

The first album I listened to by Floyd was Obscured it was so badass. I probably listened to that album 30 times the first week alone on a loop. However it was their debut that really sold me into checking out their discography. I had the chamce to see Roger Waters the other day but had to work so I saw Neil Young and Paul McCartney the previous night. Was a bit bummed but hopefully he comes around again would love to see that.

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Guitar hero wankers at uni!

Do you mean those who played Guitar Hero, the game? Or those who really, really, really like guitars?

The latter! Guitar Hero did not exist when I was at uni. I’m talking about the earnest types who attend the Live Music Society and buy Total Guitar Magazine and seem to wrench every drop of fun out of playing guitar. (Generalisation, I know).

What a shame they were into Pink Floyd. When I was at uni the sort I think you’re talking about were all into Oceansize. It very nearly put me off Oceansize.

They were primarily interested in effects pedals and time signatures, though, so they might be a different sort entirely.

If you’re interested in giving Pink Floyd a go, I suggest you start with either Relics or Piper at the Gates of Dawn. In my experience, the earnest types seem averse to the Syd Barrett years.

picked up a copy of Obscured the other week at a car boot. cost me 75p, has no cover and was grubby as fuck. quick wash and it plays like an absolute dream. hardly any pops n ticks.

I saw pink floyd at earls court on my 21st birthday in 1994. Think it was their last ever full show, bar guest slots at live earth, etc

No Relics?

I have an original cassette of that my dad gave me when I was too young to understand it.

Anyway the big obvious four are my big obvious four, sorry.

It’s a compilation so @bird has sensibly left it out. A really enjoyable compilation though!

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Oceansize? Weird.

I mean in 1995 use guitar walkers were all into Radiohead but still, there was room for classic guitar bands too.

Pink Floyd probably appeal a lot due to having very simple yet precise guitar work.

Yeah that’s true I guess.

  1. Saucerful
  2. Wish You
  3. Dark Side
  4. Wall

Atom Heart Mother
Obscured by Clouds

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