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  • How do you rank Pink Floyd's DSOTM and LATER albums?

    Now that we ranked the PRE-DSOTM albums I thought we'd continue with the remaining 8 studio albums. I'll list them in chronological order and include my own ranking in ().

    Dark Side Of The Moon (1)
    Wish You Were Here (2)
    Animals (3)
    The Wall (5)
    The Final Cut (7)
    A Momentary Lapse Of Reason (6)
    The Division Bell (4)
    The Endless River (8)


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    Dark Side Of The Moon (1)
    Wish You Were Here (3)
    Animals (4)
    The Wall (2)
    The Final Cut (5)
    A Momentary Lapse Of Reason (6)
    The Division Bell (7)
    The Endless River (haven't heard it)

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    • #3
      Originally posted by JCOConnell View Post
      Dark Side Of The Moon (1)
      Wish You Were Here (3)
      Animals (4)
      The Wall (2)
      The Final Cut (5)
      A Momentary Lapse Of Reason (6)
      The Division Bell (7)
      The Endless River (haven't heard it)
      It's basically a tribute album by Gilmour for Rick Wright's contributions. Very ambient and one either likes it or dismisses it. Played it a few times and as a PF fan I'm glad I have it, but it won't and doesn't see a lot of play.
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      • #4
        1 Wish you Were Here
        2. DSOTM
        3 The Wall
        4 Endless River
        (stopped buying all their records after Wish You Were Here, was given a copy of the Wall and Endless River.)
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        • #5
          Dark Side Of The Moon (1)
          Wish You Were Here (2)
          Animals (3)
          The Wall (4)

          Indifferent about the later releases.
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          • #6
            Wish You Were Here - The last what I consider to be a Pink Floyd album. Increasingly afterwards Roger Waters dismal outlook flavored the remaining output, and the following albums became progressively less interesting.

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            • #7
              I rated all the waters lineup LPs higher up than the LPs minus waters.
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              • Johnny Vinyl
                Johnny Vinyl commented
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                I noticed that!

            • #8
              Although I wasn't overly impressed with the first or second listen of The Endless River, I've begun to revisit the album and must say I quite enjoy it now. It's a great album for late night listening, perhaps the last album to be played that night. It's very ambient, but flows really well and has this ability (for me anyway) to let me unwind and empty my mind of the days thoughts. Very relaxing.
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              • #9
                The best Pink Floyd album since DSOTM was not done by Pink Floyd.

                Check out the Norwegian band Airbag:

                https://airbagsound.bandcamp.com/track/homesick-i-iii
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                • #10
                  Musically, of course:

                  Dark Side Of The Moon (1)
                  The Wall (2)
                  Wish You Were Here (3)
                  Animals (4)
                  Echos (greatest hits) (5)
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                  • #11
                    I don't know. I have to revisit. I kind of burned out on Dark Side along time ago, which is more about me than the album--got to a point where I almost wasn't hearing it, it was so familiar (does that make sense?). I bought good copies of all the early ones at one point, along with a minty first UK of Wish and had an earlier Japanese of The Wall. Another way to spend a few days....Thanks for reminding me. BTW, I happened to see that an Abbey Road recording console from Ye Olde Days (Beatles) is available. No price. Have no idea how long it has been on the market.

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                    • #12
                      While I guess I understand the "I haven't heard it," response to The Endless River, I must differ with the "indifference" or really low rating as a response. The album is, to me, a Pink Floyd listener since The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (I still own my original...), a masterwork, easily placing above The Division Bell, or even A Momentary Lapse.... It is a bit of a departure, more like Meddle than perhaps any other work. At times vaguely reminiscent of a Vangelis soundtrack, it has a haunting familiarity to it, you know immediately this is work from the Floyd, and is a showcase of some of the bands most brilliant playing and composition. It is meant to be listened to as a whole, with no "hit" type songs offered up as such. I simply cannot envision a Floyd collection as even remotely complete without its inclusion.
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                      • #13
                        Originally posted by lasercd View Post
                        The best Pink Floyd album since DSOTM was not done by Pink Floyd.

                        Check out the Norwegian band Airbag:

                        https://airbagsound.bandcamp.com/track/homesick-i-iii
                        Interesting band and great production, but alas, they are not the Floyd.
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                        • JCOConnell
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                          The Floyd is over. They haven't been the Floyd since the wall. (Final Cut was a Waters solo album and the rest were without him.).

                        • mkuller
                          mkuller commented
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                          I've heard a couple of pretty good Pink Floyd cover bands. There's Brit Pink Floyd, Australian Pink Floyd and even a local band I've seen called House of Floyd that does a pretty good job.

                        • theaudioanalyst
                          theaudioanalyst commented
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                          I'd have to disagree...just because Roger Waters left doesn't mean the musical heart and soul of "The Pink Floyd Sound" is no more... Don't misunderstand me -- I LOVE Rogers solo work... See my first Guilty Treasure article "Guilty Treasure: Roger Waters Amused to Death" - http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue18/waters.htm. But, the band we know as Pink Floyd would not have had the import it had sans Rick Wright, Nick Mason, and especially David Gilmour's guitar contributions.

                      • #14
                        Don't listen to Pink Floyd as much as I used to. Really liked the early stuff (before they turned all angst-laden with "heavy social messages"): Piper, Saucerful, Atom Heart Mother, Obscured by Clouds.

                        From the later records I'd pick Momentary Lapse of Reason.

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                        • #15
                          I like the Pink Floyd Back Catalog.
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                          • lasercd
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                            Relics compilation

                          • Johnny Vinyl
                            Johnny Vinyl commented
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                            The girl representing The Wall has a lovely hip/bottom ratio. Just sayin'. Carry on!

                          • theaudioanalyst
                            theaudioanalyst commented
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                            Johnny, I'm rather fond of the Atom Heart Mother blond, the DSotM brunette, the Wish You Were Here redhead, and the Animals brunette...not necessarily in that order, but those four really caught my eye! ;-)
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