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Old 11-15-2008, 10:37 PM   #766
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Old 11-15-2008, 10:43 PM   #767
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I've never listened to Pink Floyd before.
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:04 AM   #768
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I've never listened to Pink Floyd before.
Get Meddle. Dark Side is amazing, but Meddle is better, much more accessible and has 4 of the greatest songs of all time on it. Fearless and Pillow of Winds are beyond brilliant. Echoes is awesome, but very long - 23 mins, and you have to commit to it. One of These Days is probably my favorite instrumental ever - it rocks so hard you forget there's no words (the one line doesn't really count to me.)
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Old 11-16-2008, 01:23 AM   #769
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I've never listened to Pink Floyd before.
Animals and Wish You Were Here are the albums to grab.

I honestly have never understood why it seems a significant number of Floyd fans rank Meddle so highly. I find it a fairly bland outing; not bad, just too many mundane and dull moments that detract from it being a good album as a whole.
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Old 11-16-2008, 01:31 AM   #770
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I still say Dark Side is the absolute best place to start.


Btw, are you guys repeating artists in your Top 10 or even 20? Just curious.
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Old 11-16-2008, 01:36 AM   #771
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Get Meddle. Dark Side is amazing, but Meddle is better, much more accessible and has 4 of the greatest songs of all time on it. Fearless and Pillow of Winds are beyond brilliant. Echoes is awesome, but very long - 23 mins, and you have to commit to it. One of These Days is probably my favorite instrumental ever - it rocks so hard you forget there's no words (the one line doesn't really count to me.)
I have to disagree about Meddle being more accessible than Dark Side. There's nothing on Meddle as accessible as Money, Time, Us And Them, Brain Damage, or Eclipse. I mean, the centerpiece of Meddle is a 23-minute long epic. Pink Floyd has recorded a lot of lengthy epics like that, but none of them are on Dark Side. There's a reason why Dark Side was their biggest commercial hit.
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Animals and Wish You Were Here are the albums to grab.

I honestly have never understood why it seems a significant number of Floyd fans rank Meddle so highly. I find it a fairly bland outing; not bad, just too many mundane and dull moments that detract from it being a good album as a whole.
I've never understood why Wish You Were Here is considered Pink Floyd's best album by so many. I find Welcome To The Machine bland, repetitive, and laughably petulant, while Have A Cigar does an iffy job of matching up apocalyptic hard rock with an otherwise amusing jab at record label executives. Furthermore, as wonderful as Shine On You Crazy Diamond is, there is absolutely no reason for it to take up 26 minutes of a 44 minute album. The title track is a masterpiece, so I have nothing negative to say about that.
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I still say Dark Side is the absolute best place to start.


Btw, are you guys repeating artists in your Top 10 or even 20? Just curious.
So many differing opinions, u2isthebest, but Dark Side really is the place to start for Floyd virgins, if you want. No long songs (longest comes in at a bit under eight) and a number of 'hits' on it as well.

Yes I am I think Bowie, U2, Floyd, Beatles are all repeated.
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U2 and REM have repeated themselves up the top in mine....
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Btw, are you guys repeating artists in your Top 10 or even 20? Just curious.
Only U2 repeats in my top 10 (and is also the one only name to repeat in the top 20). In fact, all three U2 albums are in the top 21. Guess I'm a U2 fan...
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Animals and Wish You Were Here are the albums to grab.
Agreed, but let's be realistic here. Dark Side deserves to be in that group, too.

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I honestly have never understood why it seems a significant number of Floyd fans rank Meddle so highly. I find it a fairly bland outing; not bad, just too many mundane and dull moments that detract from it being a good album as a whole.
I personally love Meddle, but I can't rank it quite as high as something like WYWH because of San Tropez and Seamus. Seriously, it bewilders me that people think those two songs are stronger than, say, Welcome To The Machine and Have A Cigar. It doesn't add up as far as I'm concerned.

But that's just me.
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I have to disagree about Meddle being more accessible than Dark Side. There's nothing on Meddle as accessible as Money, Time, Us And Them, Brain Damage, or Eclipse. I mean, the centerpiece of Meddle is a 23-minute long epic. Pink Floyd has recorded a lot of lengthy epics like that, but none of them are on Dark Side. There's a reason why Dark Side was their biggest commercial hit.
I would have to agree with this.
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Furthermore, as wonderful as Shine On You Crazy Diamond is, there is absolutely no reason for it to take up 26 minutes of a 44 minute album.
Using this logic, the same argument could be made for Meddle, and you have that in your Top 50. Echoes is almost 24 minutes long, yet the album is around 46 minutes total.

So I don't understand your reasoning there. While Echoes is obviously a classic, Shine On You Crazy Diamond is even more so, yet it's length in relation to the album is a negative while Echoes isn't?
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Btw, are you guys repeating artists in your Top 10 or even 20? Just curious.
I repeated in my top 20 but not my top 10.
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Thanks for the Pink Floyd info., everyone. I'll probably pick something up from them soon.
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