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Poll Question: Which of these tracks is your favorite?
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    Posted: November 30 2012 at 14:00
Here are a bunch of monster tracks that (intentionally or not) seem mightly indebted to Pink Floyd. (The exceptions would be Fleetwood Mac's "Albatross," which had a huge influence on Gilmour's spacey, bluesy solo style, and Dylan's original version of "Masters of War.")  I could only list 25, or else I might have added yet more tracks.
 
On a second note, which track(s) do you think should be on this list? :-) Cheers!


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I was going to suggest anything by Eloy, some Gong tracks... Who was that band some years back tagged as "the new floyd"?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Eria Tarka Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 30 2012 at 14:17
My favorite out of this list is "Nimrodel", but Poseidon's Creation comes close. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 30 2012 at 14:23
Starless
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Post Options Post Options   Quote HolyMoly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 30 2012 at 14:30
Voted for Nimrodel, but I didn't see Starless there at first, otherwise I would have voted for that.

Honorable mention for the AParsonProject's "Time", such a pretty song it is.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 30 2012 at 15:13
I love that Tangerine Dream track on the list. I suppose the lushness of it is a bit like Floyd in some respects.Soaring guitar was a bit unusual at that time for TD.The drummer is much better than dear ole Nick though!
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Starless is one of my favourite tracks of all time, of course, but I'm giving my vote to my beloved Sigur Ros - spread the love for this band! Bowdown
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Post Options Post Options   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 30 2012 at 15:56
Eloy wins this for me. But I have found another track which fints perfectly on this list: a Meddle-era Pink Floyd atmosphere with vocals which are somehow strongly reminiscent of David Gilmour:
 
 
The Queensr˙che and PT tracks are also rather floydish. Silent Lucidity has a strong Roger Waters-feel.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wanorak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 30 2012 at 16:05
Ocean Cloud, very Floydian. Starless is in no way Floydian IMO.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dave-the-rave Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 30 2012 at 16:07
"Silent Lucidity" seems like an intentional ripoff of "Comfortably Numb."
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jude111 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 30 2012 at 16:21
Originally posted by Wanorak

Ocean Cloud, very Floydian. Starless is in no way Floydian IMO.
you don't think so? The first time I heard it, it reminded me very strongly of Floyd (and so *unlike* anything else in the KC discography, at least until the long solo section comes in). The beat of it particular - that kind of slow, de de DAH shuffle in 4/4 found on classic Floyd tracks like "Atom Heart Mother" (at the 10:23 mark, when Gilmour's solo comes in). Brilliant tune, anyway :-)
 


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Post Options Post Options   Quote jude111 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 30 2012 at 16:25
Originally posted by someone_else

But I have found another track which fints perfectly on this list: a Meddle-era Pink Floyd atmosphere with vocals which are somehow strongly reminiscent of David Gilmour:
Wow, I would never have guessed that was Anekdoten. So different from everything else I've heard by them, which is usually very King Crimson-esque. There we go, another band making that King Crimson-Pink Floyd link LOL Clap
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Let's kill this "Mostly Autumn are like Pink Floyd" thing. Sure, they adore Floyd and were influenced to play music by them but, unless Floyd released a load of tracks I've never heard with female vocals, flute, violin, Uillean pipes, tinged by Celtic folk, I don't find their music very similar. Oh, sorry, Brian Josh plays a bit like Dave Gilmour and their record company promoted them (unwisely) as "The New Pink Floyd". And Rick Wright and Dave Gilmour liked them (a lot) and they released an album of Pink Floyd covers. That means MA are Floyd clones. Does it ****.  But I love both bands.
 
As for Nimrodel, this is not remotely like Floyd either.
 
But my favourite IS a Mostly Autumn track which does sound a bit Floydian in mood (though not execution) and that's The Night Sky from their debut. Sensational.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Argonaught Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 30 2012 at 17:51


Originally posted by Man With Hat

Starless


Indeed. I never thought of it as Floydian, more like Royal Crimsonian, but in the given list Starless would be my favorite song

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Aussie-Byrd-Brother Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 30 2012 at 18:08
Oh, the beautiful Novalis `Sommerebend' track, what a lovely floating classic! It better get some more votes!

But the competition is strong, lots of great tracks here!
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The track 'Pollen' by Pulsar.......or, 'Window' ......(by Pulsar).......

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Originally posted by Fox On The Rocks

Starless is one of my favourite tracks of all time, of course, but I'm giving my vote to my beloved Sigur Ros - spread the love for this band! Bowdown
Starless is also one of my all time favorites but I'm spreading the love to Roy Harper, gorgeous track.
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Starless is one of my all time faves, but it in no way sounds even remotely Floydian.
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Originally posted by Aussie-Byrd-Brother

Oh, the beautiful Novalis `Sommerebend' track, what a lovely floating classic! It better get some more votes!
I voted for "Sommerabend" too. Though I don't think it's Floydian.
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Originally posted by NotAProghead


Originally posted by Aussie-Byrd-Brother

Oh, the beautiful Novalis `Sommerebend' track, what a lovely floating classic! It better get some more votes!

I voted for "Sommerabend" too. Though I don't think it's Floydian.

Yeah, you might be right! There's little moments where I briefly think of Floyd, maybe in the sort of hazy drowsy vocals, but not a lot else.
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