My Pink Floyd List
updated over 4 years ago
Number 1 on the list means my favorite album
Number 15 being My least favorite
For anyone who wants to hate on this list, remember, this is what I personally think. You can argue all day why The Wall or The Dark Side of The Moon is YOUR favorite album, but remember, these are MY picks for the order of quality of the Pink Floyd albums. I will go ahead and give my reasons for loving, liking, or even hating the album, starting off with:
15. Obscured By Clouds - This is actually the only Pink Floyd album I have never finished, because every time I try to sit down and listen to it, it feels like I'm being tortured and forced to listen to it, because it's Pink Floyd. There is something about this album that I don't like about the album, but I don't know what it is.
14. A Momentary Lapse of Reason - This album was the first album without Roger Waters gone and David Gilmour in the hot seat. This album just feels incomplete and awkward, like David Gilmour's solo albums (BTW THIS MEANS I DON"T HATE ALL SONGS DAVID GILMOUR WROTE BY HIMSELF)
13. Ummagumma - I give it props for being their first officially released live album with a partial four song setlist, which is pretty good, but then you also have the studio album. I don't think it was a good idea to seperate from each other to write Five seperate songs.
12. The Final Cut - The main reason I don't like this album is because of it's dark meaning. It doesn't appeal to me that much because of the meaning. It is still a great album, just not one of their stongest.
11. The Division Bell - Again, like A Momentary Lapse of Reason, This feels like a Gilmour solo album, but with more ambient music, which is brilliant (I'm a fan of ambient music.)
10. Soundtrack From The Film "More" - The reason this is higher than other lists is because it actually appeals to me. Yes, it doesn't sound like Pink Floyd, but the songs are actually really great (Don't even get me started about A Spanish Piece.) Definitely worth a listen to, and actually, if you want to know about the predecessors of Metal, listen to The Nile Song!
9. Atom Heart Mother - My my my, let me say, if Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast was not on this album and Atom Heart Mother Suite was produced better,I would definitely put this in the top five, but it's because of those two tracks that puts a pretty heavy weight on this album. Don't get me wrong, Atom Heart Mother Suite is a great song, it just wasn't made well.
8. A Saucerful of Secrets - Oh boy, early Pink Floyd, how I love thee. Besides See-Saw, this album is a great example of Pink Floyd's early psychedelic sound. Great album.
7. The Wall - Ok, I would actually put this lower on the list, but the reason I don't put it low on the list is because this album is so big and out there. If it didn't have one of my favorite Pink Floyd songs, "In The Flesh?" then this would probably be ninth or tenth.
6. The Endless River - WAIT!!! BEFORE YOU SAY ANYTHING LIKE "THE WALL IS TOTALLY BETTER" LET ME EXPLAIN! If you remember earlier when explaining why I "like" The Division Bell, then you remember that I said I'm a fan of ambient music. This album is almost purely ambient, and the one song that isn't ambient is really nice and soothing, feels like a song that was made between Meddle and WIsh You Were Here. Also, this album has a very special connection, as this album was the only one I was alive for when it was released. I will admit, I was born in 1999. I got to know what it felt like to be able to go to my local record store and buy The Endless River on vinyl on the day it was released, and before it even released, I got a lot of merchandise for The Endless River that I keep with me.
5. The Piper At The Gates of Dawn - This album is amazing from Astronomy Domine to Bike. Hell, even Echoes,Pink Floyd's best of album, start with Astronomy Domine and ends with Bike also. A great example of Syd Barrett's work, and a bad example of Roger Water's early work (Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk, really?)
4 - The Dark Side Of The Moon - Ok, this would probably number one of number two if it wasn't so over hyped. Definitely an excellent work of their 70's work, but their other 70's albums are better examples, such as...
3 - Wish You Were Here - It takes what it made from Dark Side and Meddle and improved on it completely, while making it a "tribute" album to Syd Barrett.
2 - Meddle - The starting place of Dark Side and Wish You Were Here. Echoes, being the main hit off of Meddle, shows how it evolved to make the Pink Floyd as we know them today.
1. Animals - First of all, this album is very underrated by people who want to get into Pink Floyd. When I first started to listen to Pink Floyd, I didn't even leave the boundaries of Dark Side, Wish You Were Here and The Wall for a long time, which are their biggest albums. Everything by Pink Floyd is centered around those three albums. Those three albums (with the exception of Division Bell) were reissued and made into big box sets, because the naive fans are only going to listen to those albums, and the hardcore fans want anything they can get their hands on that is Pink Floyd. Then there is Animals. Why would most people look over this album, it's amazing!
Now, you may also say "Why would you love this and not The Wall? Both albums were written mostly by Roger Water?!?!?!?!?" Yes, they were, but Animals has more of a rough sound compared to the Wall, which feels like something that you would hear all the time on a modern pop station.