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    Posted: July 04 2017 at 02:56
In your opinion, which album is one of the most Pink Floyd popular and most praised albums

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Piper
TDB is next
 
 
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Originally posted by Sean Trane Sean Trane wrote:


Piper
TDB is next


This.

Piper may have been exciting at the time, but I just find it annoying now. I liked the Division Bell when I first heard it, but these days it's all a bit...    Like anything post The Wall really.
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Dark Side Of The Moon
The Wall


They both have their nostalgia but over time they just don't have that much to offer tbh


Edited by Thatfabulousalien - July 04 2017 at 06:20
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Originally posted by Blacksword Blacksword wrote:

Originally posted by Sean Trane Sean Trane wrote:


Piper
TDB is next
 


This.

Piper may have been exciting at the time, but I just find it annoying now. I liked the Division Bell when I first heard it, but these days it's all a bit...    Like anything post The Wall really.
 
I think that the Syd-worshippers are completely off the bat... Even with Emily and Arnold being on Piper, that album would still be average. I only like Astronomy/Overdrive and kind of appreciate Toc H - thankfully, they're the tree longer tracks... the rest is simply would-be-Beatles silly songs and little else.
I don't think that much more of Saucerful  (only three really good songs - again the longest), but very few people over-rate it
 
as for TCB, yeah, at first I marvelled on how much better it was than AMLOR, but after a few spins, outside the opening instrumental Cluster One (which owes much to Shine On You CD), only the closing High Hopes really shines... in between those two extremes, there is a lot of filler stuff (albeit, much better filler than on LoR)
 
 
 
 
 
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THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON (by far)
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Overrated: The Division Bell
A bit overrated: Animals.
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I would say Animals is their most over rated.

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At work, my superiors choose to leave on some awful classic rock station (which also features some cringey "talk radio FOR GUYS" nonsense), which plays Black Hole Sun, Stairway to Heaven, and at least 2 songs each by Nirvana and Guns N Roses each night. It also plays at least two songs from DSOTM, usually Brain Damage/Eclipse, so suffice to say whatever appreciation I once had for the album has been thoroughly stamped out. Most overrated by virtue of overplay and that most people seemingly can't name more than two other Floyd albums. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 05 2017 at 13:50
I would agree that Dark side is the most over rated by the masses. The most over rated by most Floyd(and prog fans)imo seems to be Animals though. 
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Piper
The Wall
Dark Side
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Overrated: Piper by far for me.  I like less than half of it but there are some that think it is PF's best.
Most popular: Dark Side of the Moon
Most praised: DSOTM and deservedly so
Underrated Obscured by Clouds.  Overlooked by many but the are treasures in the last album before DSOTM changed them.
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Would agree that Dark Side of the Moon is generally the most praised as well as being the most popular. It certainly has one of the most iconic album covers in history. I had the poster on my bedroom wall (I mean it came with the record).

As for most overrated, I'm going to choose Animals specifically for claims made about "Sheep" that I do not see the evidence for..

I like the album a lot, but I have seen it claimed that "Sheep" invented techno. While Pink Floyd was influential on Krautrock, I would say that Kraftwerk is a better example of "proto-techno" and was very influential to the techno scene which emerged in the 80s. Kraftwerk's debut in 1970 (under the Kraftwerk name, I'm not forgetting Oraganisation's Tone Float) I think has more in common with Techno than 1970s Animals (correct me if people think I'm wrong), let alone the relation of later Kraftwerk albums to techno.

I know I'm talking about a song rather than a whole album, and I don't believe that the belief that "Sheep" invented techno is a widely held view, but it's the only specific example I could think where I believe that the significance clearly has been overstated (i.e. overrated in terms of significance). I have also read that Pink Floyd invented dubstep which has something to do with the wobble bass.

Looking harder, I see that Pink Floyd's "On the Run" (1973) has also been considered for creating the template for techno.

Hmm, really no idea which album is most overrated in any sort of meaningful demonstrable way.

Edited by Logan - July 20 2017 at 00:02
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Dark Side of The Moon
The Wall
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Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

I would say Animals is their most over rated.



Animals is actually my favourite Floyd album. I would DSOTM is arguably the most overated, purely because of the huge amount of copies it sold in relkation to how good it is in relation other Floyd albums. However, I stick to my orignal choices of Piper and Divsion Bell, because I do happen to think that DSOTM is incredible.
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Overrated:
- Obscured by Clouds
- Atom Heart Mother
- Ummagumma
- More
- A saucer full of secrets
- Piper at the Gates of Dawn
- The Final Cut.

DSOM and The Wall are prog classics, the albums listed above pale in comparison.
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^ "More" overrated? It's objectively their best one and hardly gets any praise.
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Yep, "More" (in fact all the '60's Floyd) pales in comparison to the '70s Floyd albums.
Most underrated - Meddle.


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DSOTM ... where production makes the album bigger and better than it really is. After that ... I would say The Wall, although I would rather have heard the complete version (with the stuff from TFC), instead of a hacksaw version of a story that barely made sense to constipated ideas and fans!
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