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PINK FLOYD can be considered as one of the leading bands in progressive rock from the seventies, together with YES and GENESIS. Their first line-up consisted of guitarist Syd BARRETT, bassist-singer Roger WATERS (who left the band in 1983), drummer Nick MASON and keyboardist Rick WRIGHT. Their early material was mostly written and sung by BARRETT, at that time the central figure of the group. The first album "The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn" of 1967 contains come catchy pop songs, together with more experimental and longer instrumental pieces. They even reached the Top-20 in England with the song "Arnold LAYNE". In the beginning of 1968, guitarist David GILMOUR joined the band to replace BARRETT in live performances. But BARRETT had to leave the group because of mental instability. In 1970 the band recorded some songs for the cult movie Zabriskie Point including an alternative version of 'Careful With That Axe, Eugene'.

PINK FLOYD became even more successful, whilst playing psychedelic progressive rock with a touch of classical music. 1971 saw the release of "Meddle" (a clever mix of short mellow jazzy tunes and lengthy experimentaltracks) and the soundtrack for the film "La Vallée" ("Obscured By Clouds") was released in 1972. But their most successful album was definitely "Dark Side Of The Moon" (1973), cosmic rock produced by an excellent sound engineer Alan PARSONS. This album is a milestone in progressive rock, great songwriting with lots of special effects and including saxophone and great female vocals. The successor "Wish You Were Here" included the well-known epic song "Shine On You Crazy Diamond". "Animals" is a dark and underrated gem, featuring scathing lyrical accounts on humanity.

End 70's, Roger WATERS influenced both musical and lyrical the albums of the band. In 1979, they released "The Wall", a double album rock opera. After the release of "The Final Cut" in 1983 the band split up for a while. PINK FLOYD released a few albums afterwards without Roger WATERS, but they never reached their previous status. "Echoes", The Best of Pink Floyd, was released in 2001. To celebrate this 30th anniversary a new version of "Dark Side Of The Moon" has been released. This release is a must have for all music lovers young and old. Highly Recommended!

(Claude Bpl)

See also: Zabriskie Point - Original Soundtrack

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3.89 | 1480 ratings
The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
1967
3.65 | 1277 ratings
A Saucerful Of Secrets
1968
3.15 | 949 ratings
More
1969
3.48 | 1239 ratings
Ummagumma
1969
3.85 | 1619 ratings
Atom Heart Mother
1970
4.31 | 2248 ratings
Meddle
1971
3.37 | 1114 ratings
Obscured By Clouds
1972
4.59 | 3181 ratings
Dark Side Of The Moon
1973
4.62 | 3007 ratings
Wish You Were Here
1975
4.52 | 2678 ratings
Animals
1977
4.05 | 2190 ratings
The Wall
1979
3.17 | 1348 ratings
The Final Cut
1983
3.05 | 1244 ratings
A Momentary Lapse Of Reason
1987
3.73 | 1481 ratings
The Division Bell
1994
3.57 | 324 ratings
The Endless River
2014

PINK FLOYD Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.26 | 401 ratings
Delicate Sound Of Thunder
1988
3.93 | 568 ratings
P-U-L-S-E
1995
2.84 | 115 ratings
Live 66-67
1999
4.06 | 376 ratings
Is There Anybody Out There?
2000

PINK FLOYD Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

4.75 | 384 ratings
Live At Pompeii
1981
4.06 | 428 ratings
The Wall (The Movie)
1982
3.61 | 139 ratings
In Concert - Delicate Sound Of Thunder
1989
3.08 | 37 ratings
La Carrera Panamericana
1992
4.41 | 428 ratings
P-U-L-S-E
1995
3.04 | 68 ratings
London - Live 66-67
1999
4.56 | 527 ratings
Live At Pompeii (The Director's Cut)
2003
4.06 | 147 ratings
Classic Albums: The Dark Side Of The Moon
2003
2.87 | 39 ratings
Inside Pink Floyd
2003
3.28 | 56 ratings
The Pink Floyd & Syd Barrett Story
2003
2.34 | 22 ratings
Inside Pink Floyd Volume 2 - A Critical Review 1975 - 1996
2005
2.05 | 10 ratings
The Ultimate Review
2005
1.88 | 15 ratings
The World's Greatest Albums - Atom Heart Mother
2005
2.45 | 14 ratings
Rock Milestones Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here
2005
1.87 | 14 ratings
Reflections And Echoes
2006
2.77 | 16 ratings
Rock Milestones Pink Floyd's The Piper At The Gates of Dawn
2006
1.33 | 17 ratings
Rock Milestones: Ummagumma
2006
2.10 | 10 ratings
Music Box Biographical Collection
2006
2.32 | 13 ratings
The Dark Side - Interviews
2006
2.20 | 11 ratings
Total Rock Review
2006
2.40 | 12 ratings
Meddle: A Classic Album Under Review
2007
3.14 | 14 ratings
Retrospectives
2007
1.95 | 11 ratings
The Early Pink Floyd - A Review And Critique
2008
2.11 | 10 ratings
Comfortably Numb
2008
3.00 | 13 ratings
A Technicolor Dream
2008
3.64 | 23 ratings
Live Anthology
2008
1.81 | 15 ratings
The Great Gig In The Sky: The Album By Album Guide
2008
3.97 | 61 ratings
The Story of Wish You Were Here
2012

PINK FLOYD Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

2.04 | 28 ratings
The Best Of The Pink Floyd
1970
3.53 | 286 ratings
Relics
1971
3.10 | 86 ratings
A Nice Pair
1973
2.68 | 52 ratings
Masters Of Rock Vol. 1
1974
2.10 | 156 ratings
A Collection Of Great Dance Songs
1981
2.15 | 116 ratings
Works
1983
3.43 | 70 ratings
Shine On
1992
3.65 | 80 ratings
The Early Singles
1992
3.03 | 52 ratings
1967: The First Three Singles
1997
3.39 | 202 ratings
Echoes - The Best Of Pink Floyd
2001
4.04 | 66 ratings
Oh By The Way...
2007
2.77 | 40 ratings
A Foot In The Door: The Best Of Pink Floyd
2011
4.51 | 51 ratings
Discovery
2011
4.76 | 96 ratings
The Dark Side Of The Moon - Experience Edition
2011
4.54 | 84 ratings
The Dark Side Of The Moon - Immersion Edition
2011
4.71 | 98 ratings
Wish You Were Here - Experience Edition
2011
4.34 | 73 ratings
Wish You Were Here - Immersion Edition
2011
4.23 | 47 ratings
The Wall - Experience Edition
2011
1.66 | 45 ratings
The Wall Singles
2011
3.76 | 67 ratings
The Wall - Immersion Edition
2012
4.25 | 12 ratings
The Division Bell (20th Anniversary Deluxe Box)
2014

PINK FLOYD Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

3.74 | 59 ratings
Arnold Layne
1967
3.36 | 69 ratings
See Emily Play
1967
2.83 | 43 ratings
Apples And Oranges
1967
2.58 | 54 ratings
Tonite Let's All Make Love In London
1967
3.71 | 21 ratings
Flaming
1967
3.25 | 31 ratings
It Would Be So Nice
1968
3.62 | 36 ratings
Point Me at the Sky
1968
2.81 | 34 ratings
The Nile Song
1969
3.72 | 61 ratings
One Of These Days
1971
4.75 | 3 ratings
Free Four
1972
4.00 | 2 ratings
Free Four / Absolutely Curtains
1972
3.68 | 67 ratings
Money
1973
3.46 | 61 ratings
Time
1973
3.57 | 57 ratings
Have a Cigar
1975
3.72 | 61 ratings
Comfortably Numb
1979
3.48 | 64 ratings
Another Brick In The Wall
1979
3.37 | 55 ratings
Run Like Hell
1980
3.21 | 48 ratings
When the Tigers Broke Free
1982
1.87 | 47 ratings
Not Now John/The Hero's Return (Part 2)
1983
2.42 | 52 ratings
Learning To Fly (promo single)
1987
3.01 | 46 ratings
On the Turning Away
1987
2.94 | 31 ratings
One Slip
1988
3.18 | 17 ratings
A Momentary Lapse Of Reason Official Tour CD
1988
2.89 | 22 ratings
Shine On - Selections From The Box
1992
3.11 | 60 ratings
High Hopes/ Keep Talking (single)
1994
3.34 | 49 ratings
Take It Back
1994
3.43 | 7 ratings
Interview Disc
1995
4.11 | 29 ratings
Louder Than Words
2014

PINK FLOYD Reviews


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 A Saucerful Of Secrets by PINK FLOYD album cover Studio Album, 1968
3.65 | 1277 ratings

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A Saucerful Of Secrets
Pink Floyd Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by siLLy puPPy
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4 stars After a debut album dominated by frontman Syd Barrett, PINK FLOYD's second release A SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS remains unique, mysterious and strange in not only their own discography but in musical history as well. First of all, it was created in the midst of Barrett's emotional breakdown which left the band to fend for itself and literally reinvent itself in the process. It is very much a transitional album that ushered in David Gilmour while still having Barrett on board. The result of all this turmoil makes this album feel like a grab bag of different sounds and moods and if you approach this as such instead of a full-fledged album that is coherent in nature then you might appreciate it more. It also has the only track in the band's career that features all five members of the band's history on "Set Controls For The Heart Of The Sun" where both Barrett and Gilmour cross paths for a brief moment in time to create a fleeting musical experience.

Like the debut "Pipers At The Gates Of Dawn" this one was a slow burner and didn't really hit me upon first listen but i continued to listen to it because a few tracks stuck out more than others. Like much progressive music it needs to incubate in your subconscious before unleashing its magic. Such is the case with this album as well. This album overall is still very much rooted in the very popular 60s psychedelic pop / rock scene but as with most PINK FLOYD music it has an extra oomph and panache that adds small almost imperceivable layers of sophistication to its final mix.

The tracks vary widely on this one ranging from the upbeat guitar riff oriented intro with psych organ which breaks into the mid tempo lugubriousness "Let There Be More Light" which flows perfectly into the following "Remember A Day" with its cool guitar slide action and piano followed by a groovy 60s riff in tandem with the intro about mourning and loss. "Set The Controls..." is unique in that it has some seriously rolling drum action that accompanies its downer effect. The out of place tracks of "Corporal Klegg" and "Jugband Blues" kinda go together in that they are more upbeat and semi-folky with kazoos and bring 30s Dixieland jazz bands to mind more than anything 60s but for me the true treasure of this album is the space-age bizarre title track that to this day still gives me shivers when i hear it. It really feels like a close encounter of some kind where the aliens are beaming down a musical pattern to help humans decipher certain patterns in the universe aiding us in avoiding self-destruction.

As stated, this album is really a mess if taken as an album, but as a collection of single tracks i have REALLY grown to like this. This dystopian in nature album perfectly coincides with that of the world in 1968 when astrologically and culturally the world was going through a serious upheaval in every possible way. In the world of popular music it was no different as evidenced by this strange second album by PINK FLOYD that couldn't have been created by sheer planning. Despite loving their 70s output i really find myself gravitating towards their 60s albums more often. Even though i wasn't around to experience the glorious 60s in their heyday nothing transports me there more quickly than a sonic exposure to a PINK FLOYD album in their full psychedelic regalia. An acquired taste for sure but if you do indeed get a hankering for such a sound then this album takes you on a wilder ride than even their debut which i find to be a much more consistent experience.

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 The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn by PINK FLOYD album cover Studio Album, 1967
3.89 | 1480 ratings

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The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
Pink Floyd Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by aglasshouse

2 stars London's 1967 psychedelic scene was mostly inspired by the uprising of the Beatles' music during the decade. Knowing this, many bands were quick to jump on the wagon before the music became less popular. Thus, they pulled out their joints and bongs and hit the records as fast as they could. One of these more successful bands was undoubtedly The Pink Floyd, a group of young, 20-year old Englishmen burst onto the psychedelica charts. George Waters from Surrey, Roger Barrett from Cambridge, Nicholas Mason from Birmingham, and Richard Wright from Middlesex were all heartily ready to dive into the nonsensical genre of psychedelic and space rock.

Many people consider that Pink Floyd's debut is what undoubtedly brought progressive rock into life, not to mention revolutionizing it's own genre. And I must say I agree. Sure, the album does have many elements that were used in later progressive works, but psychedelic rock wasn't a new subject for many people. Artists like Jimi Hendrix and Simon Dupree and the Big Sound (which would later become Gentle Giant) both had distinct marks on the genre itself, but Hendrix died promptly in 1970 and The Big Sound were declared as a straight pop band until they reformed in the same year. So even though those artists did help the popularity of the genre, psychedelica itself didn't become crazy popular until the late 60's. And sure, Floyd helped mold that genre as well as strongly influence future space rock bands like Eloy, but that doesn't mean that this album was particularly good.

I've never fancied music that attacks my eardrums. I've found it painful, but I know a lot of people can see it as art. Well, you can also see that Piero Manzoni's 1961 piece 'Artist's Shit' was also artistically sound, but that doesn't make it spectacular. Let's get to the tracks. There's the ever-famous 'Astronomy Domine' heading off the list, with it's wonky sound effects and space rock vibe. I've never much liked this song, I always preferred 'Interstellar Overdrive' over it, and I consider it a much better piece of music as well as being more structured. 'Lucifer Sam' is a pretty average song, but mostly just a mediocre doodling track that I guess I wouldn't mind listening to on most occasions. Then there are the abysmal songs, like 'Pow R. Toc H.', 'Flaming', and 'Chapter 24'. Although they are clearly trippy jams, they aren't really that great as music. In fact, they're pretty bothersome. They go nowhere, as well as being downright silly lyrical and vocal-wise. 'Matilda Mother' is a cool song, probably my favorite, with its ominous sound and dark melodies. It is mixed in with some psychedelic ramblings, but that's good in this case because it's well-balanced. The album ends with the sound-symphony of 'Bike'. It isn't really well structured at all, and falls apart really quickly. The end with the bike sounds is more of an excuse to end the album than a good finisher.

Overall, this album is bad. Maybe good for prog-historian's sake, but I don't like it in any way other than that.

I do not recommend this album.

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 The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn by PINK FLOYD album cover Studio Album, 1967
3.89 | 1480 ratings

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The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
Pink Floyd Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by siLLy puPPy
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5 stars The debut album by PINK FLOYD is cited by many as being the first progressive rock album to hit the world with all the proggy yumminess the genre has become famous for without straying too far into the world of make believe. In fact i find THE PIPER AT THE GATES OF DAWN to be an excellent compromise between the accessible pop oriented psychedelic music that was gracing 1967 like Love, Jefferson Airplane and even the Beatles and the more "out there" truly experimental astral trip varieties of music a la Pärson Sound or Malachi.

*****

Long before "Dark Side Of The Moon" and the 70s second coming of this prolific and most popular of bands was the era when the then students Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Richard Wright and Roger Walters joined forces to unleash their psychedelic fantasies of the day. Right off the bat we are hit hard with the stellar "Astronomy Domine" which is the epitome of Barrett / Wright psychedelic songwriting of this era which takes the psychedelic mood of the day and sends it right into space two years before the actual landing on the moon. The track clearly distinguishes itself from other music of the day by adding unusual chord progressions and by being played through a Binson echo machine to create the desired delay effects.

*****

The album was a hit for me upon first listen and has never grown stale one bit. Although i don't listen to PINK FLOYD as much these days simply because i've heard their albums so many times they have infused themselves in my DNA, when i do feel like hearing a FLOYD classic i usually skip "Dark Side" and the later ones and retreat straight to the beginning where all was beyond Strawberry Fields and dared to venture further out into the far reaches of space rock. Whether they were singing about lime and limpid green or Lucifer Sam, PINK FLOYD relished in creating the most surreal lyrics accompanied by that most British sense of humor which makes this album both bizarre and cute :) If you're looking for that perfect middle ground between the accessibility of the 60s psych world and touches of the truly out there then look no further than PIPER because this album still works for me after many many listens.

PINK FLOYD - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

= 5 STARS *****

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 The Early Singles by PINK FLOYD album cover Boxset/Compilation, 1992
3.65 | 80 ratings

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The Early Singles
Pink Floyd Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by aglasshouse

5 stars This is probably the most comprehensive collection of early 60's singles released by Pink Floyd. The biggest attraction of this album is probably to go in more depth of the history and creation of Pink Floyd, at least that's what I thought when I picked it up for an astonishing $1.50 at Goodwill. I found it as an incredibly interesting listen, especially when taking into account the influence most of these singles had on their future years. Two songs I do have to exclude (not just because of my dislike for them) from that pile are 'Arnold Layne' and 'See Emily Play'. Sure, I suppose you could say that these Beatles-style trippy ditties influenced Pink Floyd as much as their debut did, but I honestly think just like Piper at the Gates of Dawn these songs were designed to make them travel down a path that they quickly dropped and was less and less hungered by people as time went by. So, without further ado, the songs.

I have many choice picks from this album overall. My biggest pick would probably be the extremely hard to find 'Point Me At The Sky', a three and a half minute hard rock song that wasn't familiar with what Pink Floyd was in the early days or in fact for a few years to come, at least until 'The Nile Song' from More came about to take it's spotlight. It features some beautiful vocals from Gilmour which are especially great seeing as he had a better range back then and could hit the high notes quite easily. Waters sings undeniably well as well, and Gilmours guitar is nice and pumping, especially when it's right after one of the slower parts of the song. Another one of my personal favorites is 'Paint Box', a Wright song that has many ominous tones also unlike the original Floyd. What I mean to say as well is the higher structure of the song to create an awesome sound, not to mention actually understandable lyrics about a man who 'had a little bit too much to drink". Nick Mason performs some great drum fills throughout the song where Wright comes in with vocals. Great song. 'Julia Dream' is a floaty acoustic that doesn't hold much ground against the more recent Floyd, but alot of the appreciation comes from the creativity of said piece. And of course, the outstanding psychedelic symphony of 'Careful With that Axe, Eugene' is perfect, with some wonky parts combined with some great experimentation from the band, who all chipped in to write the song. 'Scarecrow' is a nice rhythmic ditty, but I didn't find it interesting because I had already heard it on the debut. The final choice pick is Wright's 'It Would Be So Nice', a very Beatles- ish song with some choral elements and an overall nice tune.

So in conclusion, this release is essential to anyone who really wants a comprehensive grasp on Pink Floyd as a band. It's perfect for their history, backround, early music development, and just downright great to listen to.

Go give it a listen.

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 The Early Singles by PINK FLOYD album cover Boxset/Compilation, 1992
3.65 | 80 ratings

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The Early Singles
Pink Floyd Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by TCat
Prog Reviewer

4 stars This is exactly what the title says it is. Early Pink Floyd singles from the psychedelic years, starting off with Syd Barrett led songs (the first 5 tracks) and the rest are from other members. But it doesn't include all of their singles from that same period of time. The reason for this is this particular recording features those singles where the A-sides were not found on albums. In fact, the only song on here that is found on an album is "The Scarecrow" but it was the B-side to "See Emily Play". It makes it very nice and convenient to have most of the non-album singles on one disc.

So, these songs are mostly rare. There are some that appear on other collections, but not together like they do here. The sound is dated like one would expect. None of these songs are the symphonic prog that most people recognize as the signature Pink Floyd sound, so don't expect to find that here. What you will find are some very good psychedelic 60s style rock, all with lyrics, except for the experimental "Careful With that Axe, Eugene" which has Roger Waters screaming midway through. It's a nice way to bridge Barrett-era PF with the experimental PF (namely "More" and "Ummagumma" albums). Twenty years ago, I would have told you that I hate this era from PF and would, for the most part, ignore it even over the experimental years. I never really had a problem with those experimental years. Even in the 70's, this early music sounded dated. Now, I am strangely attracted to the music and love it for it's charm and naivety. You can hear where a lot of gothic and modern-psychedelic music got their inspiration. There are some great sounds here and a lot of genre breaking music. It took me a long time to accept this as Pink Floyd, now I find it a very important and integral part of the PF discography.

Anyway, if you have wore out your older PF albums and wish that you could hear more music like this, then I would search out this album. It originally was only available as part of the "Shine On" box set. Now you probably can only find this at used CD stores, however, I had a co-worker a few years ago tell me that her father owned this album on vinyl. I have to wonder about that, but hopefully he didn't give it away before vinyl had its resurgence, because it would be worth a lot now.

So, out of all the early collections, I rank this the highest because it collects all the hard to find, early, non-album singles together on one disc. To me, that ranks it at 4 stars and makes a lot of the other early collections mostly obsolete.

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 The Endless River by PINK FLOYD album cover Studio Album, 2014
3.57 | 324 ratings

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The Endless River
Pink Floyd Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Evolver
Special Collaborator Crossover & JazzRock/Fusion Teams

4 stars You would have to be living in a cave to not have heard that David Gilmour and Nick Mason had teamed up to create this "new" Pink Floyd album as a tribute to their late keyboardist, Richard Wright. To me, this set works as both a tribute to Wright, as well as a coda to the career of the still massively popular group. If only Roger Waters could have participated, it would have been historic.

The album is nearly all instrumental, with vocals on only the final track (I suppose that was to have a single that the bean counters at modern radio stations something to play). Many have called this album ambient, but I feel that term just does not apply. The majority of the album is serene, but not so light that it would only be background filler.

The basic tracks were taken from the sessions from 1994's "The Division Bell" album, with newly recorded parts to make them presentable. While some pieces are identifiable a tracks meant for that album, others are not. There are glimpses of phrases from "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" and "Us And Them" most obviously, as well as sounds that seem familiar to the Floyd fan, but not quite as easy to place.

Gilmour's guitar is as smooth as ever, and Wright's keyboards are like going home. Mason even pleases by occasionally coming out of the uninteresting drum beats he seemed to get stuck in from "The Wall" onward.

I chose the CD/Blue Ray set, and was not unimpressed. The 5.1 surround mix of the album is superb, and the extra tracks are nice, one even great. The videos are fine addition as well, showing the band actually playing these pieces in the studio.

Personally, I give this five stars, as just as it was released I was going through a major health crisis, and the tone of the album made for the perfect peaceful mood while in the hospital. But I must be realistic, and for the general public rate this 4 stars.

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 The Division Bell by PINK FLOYD album cover Studio Album, 1994
3.73 | 1481 ratings

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The Division Bell
Pink Floyd Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by TCat
Prog Reviewer

5 stars I feel this is album has received an unfair beating as far as ratings and reviews go. The album to me is just as good as the classics "Wish You Were Here" and "Animals" even though I didn't feel it was quite that good at first. I have found that to be the case with a lot of people. Even those who I know personally, who originally said that it was a good album but not as good as they used to be, now say that it is one of their favorites. And rightfully so. Even professional critics have had the same reaction, the delayed appreciation of this album. Hard to believe that this album, with songs that really aren't that hard to listen to, is actually a grower. The real gems and appreciation for the album come with time. This was not the case with the previous album "A Momentary Lapse of Reason". For me, that was a much weaker album with only a few selected highlights. I know it was a difficult album for David Gilmour also dealing with legal issues and fights with Roger Waters and hard feelings from Richard Wright. The public opinion after that album was that Pink Floyd was not as good without Roger, but I had a hard time believing that after his attitude with the even poorer attempt "The Final Cut" which is one of the most lackluster albums in Pink Floyd's history and Roger helmed that one. With this album, David Gilmour gives proper credit to Richard Wright and other people that helped bring this album about.

So, as I said, at first I put this on the same level as the previous album, but after many listenings, I have come to appreciate this more. The sound is more a return to the heartfelt sound of PF and the thoughtful well-written lyrics. Gilmour still does some experimenting with the guitar and overall sound, but it is a lot more tastefully handled and not so over done as it was on "Lapse". There is a lot more variety in the music, there is a loosely bound concept (Communication) which brings a better cohesiveness to the album, and Gilmour sounds like he is more relaxed and willing to make an excellent album for the sake of music. I know that Gilmour was originally against the idea of this album feeling like the remaining band had seen their day and had doubts that they could work together again. But after some sessions and agreeing to give Wright some credit this time, he started recording sessions on the sly, and realized that the group really was working together again. They got the foundation of many songs worked out, then put all the finishing touches on the ones they selected for the album and recorded and mixed it on Gilmour's boat. This worked so well and everyone was pleased with the final project so much that they chose to do the same thing on his boat for "The Endless River" which is their excellent final album released in October 2014. In fact, the music that was worked out in the sessions for this album was going to be part of the next album and was a project called "The Big Spliff" but when Wright passed away, it was decided to use a lot of that music for "The Endless River". Anyway, all the music written during this time was highly inspired. Again, I find that most people have come to really appreciate this album over the years. Excellent sound, great musicianship, inspired lyrics, less stress and better teamwork produced a much better album in "The Division Bell" and worked to create an amazing album. True it's not in the same vein as "The Wall", "Dark Side of the Moon", "Animals", or "Wish You Were Here" but excellent in different ways. Say what you want about it, I consider this essential Pink Floyd music and a masterpiece of progressive rock. I didn't always think that, but I definitely do now.

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 The Endless River by PINK FLOYD album cover Studio Album, 2014
3.57 | 324 ratings

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The Endless River
Pink Floyd Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by TCat
Prog Reviewer

4 stars When word about this album was leaked by David Gilmour's wife, the music buying public went wild. The band, however, was quick to explain what was intended for the album, that is would be mostly instrumental, that it would be outtakes and music that was being worked on during the recording of "The Division Bell", and that it was to pay homage to Richard Wright and his amazing contributions to the music of the band. It wasn't intended to be anything else. With that announcement, I knew exactly what to expect from this album. That it would be a collection of beautiful music that was not necessarily going to by developed into full fledged Pink Floyd "sounding" music.

Well, I was still excited to get the album, because I love Pink Floyd's music and I recognize Richard Wright's musicianship and that he is an amazing composer. After getting the album for Christmas, I am not at all disappointed with the album. Both David Gilmour and Nick Mason have stated that it is the ambient side of Pink Floyd and that is what it is. There are a few times when the music opens up to a faster rhythm and those times are welcome and fit right in with the entire album, but it is mostly ambient. It is beautiful music, they type of sound that will take you away if you allow it to. And that is one reason that I love Pink Floyd so much. I happen to love the sound of instrumental Pink Floyd and this album reminds me a lot of the long instrumental passages of the "Wish You Were Here" album which is a masterpiece by the way. If you find those passages too long and boring, then this is not the Pink Floyd album for you and you will not like it. That doesn't mean it's a bad album because it is not. You just have to know and understand what this album is about, and I think it is a success in what it was intended to be. There is no doubt that when you are listening to this album, that you are listening to Pink Floyd, the sound is unmistakable. So rest assured that you will be listening to excellent music.

I have to note that I loved side 3 and how it reflects back to "Atom Heart Mother" especially in the "Allons-y" and "Autumn '68" sections. It's almost heartbreaking to hear Richard Wright's beautiful organ solo when it comes in between the "Allons-y" sections. That is the kind of arrangement of music that you expect from the genius minds of these musicians.

Okay, so it's not the best Pink Floyd album because of some underdevelopment, but remember that these are unfinished works. The organization of the album however is excellent. It is intended to be 4 long pieces with multiple movements within each piece. Each side of the vinyl album is a separate suite of movements, and with this in mind, it helps give the album a better cohesiveness.

I will stand behind this album as an excellent addition to any prog rock music collection. The album was created with a specific purpose and that purpose was achieved. It may not be to your liking, but it is still an excellent piece of art and I am thrilled to add it to my music collection. 4 stars.

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 A Saucerful Of Secrets by PINK FLOYD album cover Studio Album, 1968
3.65 | 1277 ratings

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A Saucerful Of Secrets
Pink Floyd Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by FragileKings
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4 stars Pink Floyd was probably my first real foray outside of heavy metal though I still looked for heavy guitars as heard in parts of 'The Wall' and 'Animals'. Having an interest in music of the late sixties, one of the earlier Floyd albums to enter my collection was 'A Saucerful of Secrets'. Released in 1968, this was the second Pink Floyd album and notable for being the first to feature David Gilmour and the last to include material penned by the madcap, Mr. Syd Barrett, as the album's recording actually began in 1967 while Barrett was still a contributing member. Barrett appears on the tracks 'Remember a Day', 'Jugband Blues' and 'Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun'.

The album sees the band moving ahead, focusing more on darker, seriously-themed music with the childlike quality in the lyrics and playful approach to the music relegated to only a song or two. There is also one long experimental piece in the title track.

Side one of the album is in my view the more enjoyable, all four songs being of interest. The first track, 'Let There Be More Light' is in two parts, beginning with a rather quick bass line and rapidly developing into a space rock instrumental with Richard Wright's keyboards providing eerie tones that at times seem a little improvised as though he was asked to record them while listening to the backing track for the first time. The music then slows down for the song part and the vocals are shared by Wright and Gilmour. The song winds down with a guitar solo by Gilmour. The article on Wikipedia delves into the lyrics, describing the many references.

'Remember a Day' and 'Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun' are both slow songs, the former featuring some pretty piano work by Wright but also some eerie, spacey slide guitar work by Gilmour who creates some very high tones in a psychedelic approach to slide guitar playing. The drumming picks up pace throughout the verses of the song but the vocals by Wright are still soothing and soft. The song looks back on childhood. 'Set the Controls' develops the haunting space theme further, slowing down to a mysterious and almost unsettling journey through the unknown. Nick Mason's percussion here is based on a repeated rhythm of light drumming and cymbal crashes while Richard Wright provides eerie tones.

The mood lifts for the final track, 'Corporal Clegg', a Water's song that begins his war themed lyrics. The song is more guitar-oriented with very sharp and harsher sounds. It's about a retired war veteran whose career is actually not as esteemed as he makes it out to be, with his one medal being something he found in the zoo (metaphor?). The song becomes very cacophonic near the end as a slowed down polka theme is gradually layered with more and more sound effects and voices. The whole mess reaches an abrupt conclusion.

The title track opens side two and is in three parts. It is a long experimental piece with lots of Floydian psychedelia. Though it has its moments, I personally find this uninspiring and a bit of a chore to get through. As my musical tastes evolve I come back to this track from time to time to see if I can understand it better; however, to this day I still find little to appreciate. It does indicate, though, the direction the band would take for 'Ummagumma', so if that's your preference then you'll possibly enjoy 'A Saucerful of Secrets'.

Interestingly, I read that someone called the next track, 'See Saw' the most boring song in the history of rock. I have always liked it even back in my high school days. Richard Wright's soothing vocals and the pretty piano cascades appeal to me and I also like how the innocence of a song of non-innocence is maintained by the naivety of the lyrics and musical theme which only occasionally drops suddenly into a darker theme with a crash, only to return to the prettier sounds once again.

The final track is Syd Barrett's only contribution to the song writing and this is obvious because of the rather bizarre lyrics. 'It's awfully considerate of you to think of me here and I'm much obliged to you for making it clear that I'm not here.' Barrett was no doubt referring to how the band was keeping him as a member but beginning to make decisions about the band without him. 'And I'm grateful to you for throwing away my old shoes and brought me here instead dressed in red.'

The music is typical of Barrett's playful themes with a joyous phrase of la-la-las and some jaunty brass band music played by a Salvation Army band. The music, however, soon becomes an adventure in crossing sounds of repeated la-la-las to inserts of guitar effects, fade ins and outs of brass band music in a different key and other effects. The final segment of the song is a strummed acoustic guitar and Barrett's closing lines 'And the sea isn't green / And I love the queen / And what exactly does it mean / And what exactly is a joke'. This final part is reminiscent of music that would later appear on the album 'Opel'.

As I said above, for me the best of the music is on side one with 'See Saw' having its charms and 'Jug Band Blues' having its moments as well. The title track remains too far outside of my music appreciation capabilities though I respect that the band was eager to try this. I do prefer this album over most of Floyd's pre-'Meddle' days and I give it four stars for being mostly enjoyable while also creative.

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 The Wall by PINK FLOYD album cover Studio Album, 1979
4.05 | 2190 ratings

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The Wall
Pink Floyd Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by aglasshouse

2 stars You know, I used to think that The Wall by Pink Floyd was the best thing ever. This was partly due to me having very little music at the time, and just happening to pull this dusty double album CD out of a random shelf and sliding it into my computer. I thought everything from the music to it's concept were fantastic. The stars were aligned in this album's favor. After actually comprehensibly listening to all of Floyd's music, I have a much more different idea. This album wasn't as fantastic as I remembered.

My main problem with the entire thing is Waters' complain-y sort of way he tells his life story. Not in the way of the actual subject matter or what he's trying to get across, but he tries to make his music sort so artistic that it just seems snobbish. Not to mention, it's only him really doing anything, because he barely let his band members contribute to it. It was, in a way, Waters' child. And when something like that happens, things can usually go awry. In this case, the music is so focused on his point of view that his fellow band mates couldn't play as well as they had before. Quite a disappointing prospect that was not very enjoyable to listen to. From the pseudo-metal of 'In The Flesh', to the bad attempt at spacey psych rock 'Comfortably Numb', Waters' magnum opus was nothing but a double sided excuse for over-exaggerated self pity.

I mean ugh, I don't want to sit here and listen to Waters preach to us how he's just a fragile soul who's emotional barriers caused him to be such a rude dolt to everyone who cared about him. That brings us to his treatment of his staff and fellow band mates during the tour. Bob Erzin, the producer for Pink Floyd who in the end was able to grace them with a platinum record, was treated with less than how he should have been treated. But this isn't a biography on Roger, so let me explain WHY I don't like this album in more detail.

Most of the music is built on pillars of keyboard synthesizer and spoken word that gives the album the illusion that it's way smarter than it actually is. But even then, Wright was kicked out of the band after the release due to Waters' remarks of his ineptitude on the instrument. It is all a confusing mess. I must admit that some of the vocal effects they pull off on say 'Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 1', but that's one of the few things I did enjoy. Many of the songs are drawn out to their full extent in order to really blast you Waters' story and make you feel sorry for him. Not enjoyable at all. Some tracks are keepers, though. Most of them are on the second half, and are the only reason I'm not dumping this into the one star category. 'Run Like Hell' and 'Waiting For The Worms' are two pretty cool tracks, and 'The Trial' is a mighty fine piece of conceptual music, with spoken word actually being used expertly well. The album just ends on a terrible note with the child-chorus of 'Outside the Wall', totally ruining anything 'The Trial' had accomplished. At every turn where the band actually seems to have a grasp on Waters' personal nonsense music, they fail extraordinarily with more synth led acoustic or attempts at radio friendly rock songs like 'Young Lust' (which happens to literally be filler because the band needed more space).

So, in the end, this whole album is pretty much a tangled mess that got all of the juice squeezed out of it until it was nothing but pulp. The album had extremely successful singles that weren't even that good in the first place. In the instance of the lame disco-rock like 'Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 2', very reminiscent of what Yes tried to do with 'Owner of a Lonely Heart' years later and succeeded at as well. This album is not good, and I appreciate it very little. The biggest growth it had on me was it introducing me to the band, but even now I've heard so much better than it in past years, so this is just in the back of my memory now. I have no desire to revisit this album any time soon.

I do not recommend this album.

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