Best Pink Floyd Albums. The Top Ten. 1 The Dark Side of the Moon. It's so hard to pick one best album by Pink Floyd, but I think this one's gotta be it. I kinda wanted to pick Animals though, but it almost seems unfair because there's not many songs on it, so it's JUST a few amazing songs, almost like Close to the Edge by Yes. DSotM is a much better experience when you play it as a whole, however. The only songs that really work very well on their own are Time and Money.
It debuted at on the Billboard 200 album chart on 24 November 2001, with sales of 214,650 copies. It remained on the chart for 26 weeks. The album was certified Gold, Platinum and Double Platinum on 6 December 2001 in the US by the RIAA.
Later, Pink Floyd recorded three as a trio, 1983's The Final Cut (with Gilmour, Mason and Waters) and both 1994's The Division Bell and 2014's The Endless River with Gilmour, Wright and Mason. They even fashioned one album after Waters' mid-'80s departure as a duo, with only Gilmour and Mason appearing as official members on A Momentary Lapse of Reason.
What are the best albums by Pink Floyd? BestEverAlbums. com brings together thousands of 'greatest ever album' charts and calculates an overall ranking. Pink Floyd is ranked number 3 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 463,232. Members who like this artist also like: The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and David Bowie.
This Pink Floyd discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Pink Floyd albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Pink Floyd singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums.
Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd also starts with this and culminates in Bike. This was the album shaped the future of british rock music. After 1968, when Syd Barrett was kicked out of the band because of his drug addiction (they were devastated for doing it), Pink Floyd always remembered the lunatic, the crazy diamond. He was trying to show us that this world is just a trip and isn’t worthwhile being sad for earthly affairs. Who would know these four eager english would change the world that much.
The first Pink Floyd album to reveal their real potential, Meddle takes the ideas they’d been playing around with for the previous couple of years and imbues them a sense of identity and direction. It’s vividly apparent on the trippy One Of These Days where Roger Waters’ hardcore, echo-drenched bass provides the pounding bedrock for some superannuated keyboard and guitar flashbacks, plus an eerie snippet of the Dr Who theme. The culmination of Pink Floyd’s endeavours through the 70s, The Wall is a dense double-album diatribe on isolation, indoctrination, society and the bastards who try to control us. From the bombastic, opening In The Flesh to the surprisingly anti-climactic Outside The Wall the plot is peppered with metaphors, flashbacks, nightmares and dreams.
Pink Floyd photographed circa 1967. If Led Zeppelin were the band most responsible for hard rock's vertical expansion in the '70s, hitting previously unforeseeable heights for the genre, Pink Floyd were the band that expanded it the most horizontally. Obviously, they stretched out the length - double albums, side-long jams, songs that had more movements and ideas than entire LPs by other bands. With their debut album turning 50 this week, we've decided to count down our choices for the 50 best Pink Floyd songs - from the proggiest to the poppiest to the most psychedelic, and the mini-masterpieces that were all three and more. Shine on, you lunatic vegetable men. 50. "On the Run" (The Dark Side of the Moon, 1973).
|A1||Learning To Fly||4:54|
|A3||Wish You Were Here||5:09|
|B1||One Of These Days||5:51|
|B2||Shine On You Crazy Diamond||10:58|
|B4||Another Brick In The Wall - Part 2||3:51|