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Old 05-14-2004, 01:04 AM   #1
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Pink Floyd: Better Than U2

U2 is my favorite band of all, and will always be.



But Pink Floyd is better. Their albums are works of art. No other albums can compare to The Wall, Wish You Were Here, and Dark Side of the Moon. Hell, Pink Floyd even made Dark Side of the Moon a soundtrack to the Wizard of Oz!



I've seen this before, but...



Pink Floyd > (insert deity here)
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Blasphemy!
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Pink Floyd is the only band that can hold a candle to U2. U2's better, though.

God > U2 > Everything else.
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Of course, this is all very subjective, and we could too easily get into an argument about which is "better". I will say that I "grew up" with Pink Floyd, in that I remember when all of their albums came out, bought them, and went to their concerts. (I was in the 5th row centre for the Dark Side of the Moon Tour--I never saw so much pot!! AND I still have my ticket stub!) Given that, I would still have to say, personally, that The Wall and Wish You Were Here never spoke to me the way U2 do. The Wall especially seems like it's just trying way too hard to be clever. It doesn't touch my soul and my heart, and not even very deeply my head. There's a coolness about Pink Floyd that, in the end, and especially as I get older, leaves me cold. I appreciate, maybe even crave, the warmth of U2.
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The Wall onwards all sucked.....and the band was barely over a decade into their career when they released that mediocre album......not to mention some rather puzzling items like most of A Saucerful of Secrets and Ummagumma and you realize that Pink Floyd's discography just doesn't compare to that of U2.
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I love Pink Floyd, but I can't compare them to U2. I think they are so different in so many ways. They are both great. However, while I love Pink Floyd, they don't grip me like U2 does. The lyrics of U2 are so versitile that they can be applied to so many different situations. I can't relate to Pink Floyd, but that is just me. Like Biff said, it's subjective.
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agreed. apples and oranges. The strenghts of each are entirely different.
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agreed. apples and oranges. The strenghts of each are entirely different.

yes. end of story.
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i heard that if you put the joshua tree on mute and synch it with darkside of the moon really cool stuff happens!
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Pink Floyd albums were better , but U2 made more albums , and they still alive and well ( as a band ) , but still Genesis did much more terrific albums , tours .
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Actually, U2 haven't made more albums...

Anyway, Pink Floyd are the greatest band in the world. There isn't a single band (except Radiohead) that will over the years take their place. Pink Floyd were never afraid to break the mould or shock people with their original sound and fantastic ideas. All guitarists (The Edge, for instance) owe a huge debt to Dave Gilmour in one way or another, and Syd Barrett will always leave a scar on those who joined 'the lemming rush to Psychadelic Rock', Pink Floyd's 'Piper at the Gates of Dawn' was an absolutely superb record and probably the best debut for any band, and the only record of it's time that manages to surpass 'Sgt. Pepper' in so many ways. A Saucerful of Secrets was absolutley superb as well, just listen to Part IV of the LP's title track, 'Celestial Voices'. Stunning.

I assume 2/3 of those who haven't heard 'The Final Cut' have simply followed suit and believed the popular myth that it is one of their worst simply because Roger Waters was almost taking complete control of the band and haven't actually heard the record in question! I challenge them to listen to that record and tell me that 'The Gunner's Dream', 'One of the Few', and 'The Fletcher Memorial Home' are not outstanding pieces of music.

1994's 'Division Bell' also had some of their greatest tunes on there, including the classic 'High Hopes', and the 1994/5 tours were the stuff of legend. So to simply cast off their Post-Wall albums is not a wise thing to do, if you don't like missing out on some works of absolute genius.

As you can probably tell, I am a MASSIVE Pink Floyd fan, and personally believe that U2 will never come close to them at any point in their career as I personally feel they will never have the ability (and have never had) the ability to write albums that one can put against 'Dark Side of the Moon' 'Wish you were Here' and 'Animals', three of the greatest records ever commited to vinyl! Until U2 come up with a piece of music that I can say is better than 'Shine on you Crazy Diamond', possibly the greatest song ever written, I will not change my mind...
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Wait till Radiohead fans jump in.
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pink floyd along with U2 and radiohead form the top 3.
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pink floyd along with U2 and radiohead form the top 3.

haha, not my top 3.
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i meant that U2 made more A+ albums then Floyd
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