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  1. 12 Mar '08 14:59
    NO QUESTION The Dark Side of the Moon!
  2. Standard member rbmorris
    Vampyroteuthis
    12 Mar '08 16:15
    Originally posted by richfeet
    NO QUESTION The Dark Side of the Moon!
    richfeet? There's a name from the past!

    I'd have to disagree. I'm not sure what my favorite would be....maybe Animals or Meddle, but definitely not DSOTM.
  3. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    12 Mar '08 16:17
    Saucerful of Secrets for me.
  4. 12 Mar '08 17:09
    Originally posted by Palynka
    Saucerful of Secrets for me.
    Best piece of Pink Floyd music is unquestionably Echoes. BUT, does that make Meddle the best album?
  5. 12 Mar '08 17:13
    'Wish You Were Here' has always been my favourite Floyd album.
  6. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    12 Mar '08 17:35
    Originally posted by znsho
    Best piece of Pink Floyd music is unquestionably Echoes. BUT, does that make Meddle the best album?
    It's up there with Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun.
  7. Standard member c99ux
    'Sir' to you
    13 Mar '08 10:54 / 1 edit
    I only discovered Pink Floyd in the mid 80's, so I didn't hear a lot of their early stuff. I had heard the single "Another Brick in the Wall" sometime about 1978 [??], but nothing else.

    The first LP (yes, it was still plastic 33s in those days) I heard was Animals, which I consider to be my favourite, in 1984. In the next year or so, I listened to everything they'd recorded, up to and including "A Momentary Lapse of Reason" and Roger Waters' "Radio Kaos" (yeah, I know he'd left by then...) and I even went to Wembley Stadium with a mate in August '85 to see that concert (still got the tickets in my scrapbook).

    However, that was only about 20% of my education. Under the influences of certain substances, I started to try to work out what they were singing about, and that's when I realised that Pink Floyd songs are not just a nice melody you can click your fingers and dance to.

    Animals is my favourite because I can identify with the kind of people that are being described. Dark Side Of The Moon is a bit weird, because I'm not a nutter, and Wish You Were Here... Well, I'm happy where I am now, thank you very much...

    EDIT: If you ask me my favourite single song/tune, the answer would be "Time".
  8. 13 Mar '08 11:52
    Probably "Final Cut" is my favourite album.
  9. Subscriber mbakunin
    Radio Gnome
    13 Mar '08 12:52
    atom heart mother is my favourite, a seriously underrated album
  10. Standard member Iron Monkey
    Primal Primate
    13 Mar '08 15:09
    Originally posted by mbakunin
    atom heart mother is my favourite, a seriously underrated album
    i adore the title track and but the rest of the material is somewhat lacking i think. i'd have to nominate the live disc from Ummagumma as my favourite, but if we're talking strictly studio albums, i'd have to go with either Meddle or Wish You Were Here.
  11. 13 Mar '08 18:32
    theyre all good, except the wall which was a big mistake
  12. 13 Mar '08 20:23
    Meddle tops my list, but soundtrack from "More" is next.
  13. Standard member rbmorris
    Vampyroteuthis
    13 Mar '08 20:46
    Originally posted by eamon o
    theyre all good, except the wall which was a big mistake
    Oh please. That whole, "every commercially successful album sucks" thing is so cliché. I wouldn't say 'The Wall' was my favorite Floyd album (Meddle & Animals for me), but I certainly wouldn't call it "a mistake".

    Were you the one who said "The Life Pursuit" by B&S sucked too?

    Ridiculous.
  14. Standard member epiphinehas
    Luke 12:24
    14 Mar '08 17:23 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by richfeet
    NO QUESTION The Dark Side of the Moon!
    No question. Conceptually, artistically, musically, creatively, and in terms of production, DSOTM is the best. If you think of Pink Floyd's life as a magnifying glass, DSOTM is the moment when the rays of the Floydian sun were focused into a brilliant burning point of light, scorching a permanent indentation onto the collective unconscious. It can't be beat.

    That said, "Echoes," "Grantchester Meadows," and, "Fearless," are my favorite Floyd tracks.
  15. 15 Mar '08 17:58
    Originally posted by znsho
    Best piece of Pink Floyd music is unquestionably Echoes. BUT, does that make Meddle the best album?
    I prefer Meddle. It is just a fondness for that period. They were still influenced by a more folk sound. Their melodies were strong. And the songs infectious.