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Old 01-30-2007, 10:07 PM   #121
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Every band is overrated if you hang out on the internet.
I've seriously never met a die-hard fan of anything in real life so I think the internet attracts these sort of people.

Moving on, I can see where Lance is coming from in terms of "soul." While I think there are a lot of PF songs that do have soul, they don't spread it around like U2 and the Beatles do. I mean, every other Beatles song had love and love and loss as a theme. Nearly every U2 song has something about love in it. But where is the love in a song like Comfortably Numb? It's brilliant, but there's no real heart there.
I guess I'm just saying that PF cross over into different emotions that you wouldn't normally expect. They are barely ever cheery in content (except Bike! ) so you can't expect people to be popping it into a karaoke machine and singing it at a party. "This is so depressing, why are you singing it!?"

Pink Floyd is emo.

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Old 01-30-2007, 11:56 PM   #122
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I think the point of a song like Comfortably Numb is that its supposed to have no heart. Ya know, to be numb from it all.

I'd also like to say that I think the word "boring" is an unimaginative adjective that some folks have been prone to describe Pink Floyd's music. In other words, use more descriptive or original adjectives. Don't be a follower. Be a leader. Don't use the word!
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Old 01-31-2007, 12:00 AM   #123
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Comfortably Numb is a song that to this day still blows me away when I hear it on the radio. Despite overplay, I still don't change the station when it comes on the radio. With alternate Waters and Gimour vocals and a killer guitar solo (though not as orgasmic as that of High Hopes), I think it is close to being THE perfect Pink Floyd song.
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Old 01-31-2007, 05:46 AM   #124
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Well, as a huge Pink Floyd fan I naturally don't think that they're overrated in the least,

I also don't really see the point of comparing their stuff with The Beatles or U2. As far as I'm concerned, their respective musical outputs belong to parallel musical universes and have very little in common.

As for the "soul", well I'd probably agree that for the most part their music doesn't have much of it. But IMO "soul" is just one of the things that makes music great and not some sort of one and only ultimate characteristic that a band must possess in order to be great.
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I love Floyd, especially DSOTM, but they probably are overrated in relation to the sheer enjoyability of the songs. I mean in terms of how ENJOYABLE an artist's songs are. Pink Floyd might not really fit this "enjoyment" category, like The Beatles, U2, REM and even the Spice Girls might....

...and surely the greatness of an artist should more often than is currently the case, be judged on the enjoyability of the music rather than the progressive prenetiousness of it all?

I don't know I'm tired, I'm off to listen to Atom Heart Mother
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Old 01-31-2007, 09:57 AM   #126
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Old 01-31-2007, 11:37 AM   #127
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prog rock is pretty much a love-or-hate thing.
bingo.

floyd at the very least were so good at what they do that they transcend their genre.

there are a handful of floyd songs i like. but mostly, i can't stand 'em. like you said... love or hate. i tend to lean to the hate.

wish you were here is an all time classic song... have a cigar, mother, another brick in the wall... all songs that i somewhat like.

that's about it... for the most part, when they get more prog rocky, i turn it off. i can't stomach it.
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Old 01-31-2007, 01:33 PM   #128
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Pink Floyd =Underrated
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Old 01-31-2007, 05:30 PM   #129
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Huh?
It made sense to me. Not that I agree, but I see the point.
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I'm glad you do. My take is that you won't see the whole family gathering around the piano singing Comfortably Numb.
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Old 01-31-2007, 06:02 PM   #132
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I don't think it even made sense to me.....but I did enjoy listening to Atom Heart Mother
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I'd also like to say that I think the word "boring" is an unimaginative adjective that some folks have been prone to describe Pink Floyd's music. In other words, use more descriptive or original adjectives.
formulaic?
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Old 01-31-2007, 11:33 PM   #134
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Well, Salome, I appreciate you using a different term. Now, explain how they might be formulaic.
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I'm glad you do. My take is that you won't see the whole family gathering around the piano singing Comfortably Numb.
Our family would if any of us were musical.

But we often put on "The Wall" and "Wish You Were Here" when we play poker or Trivial Pursuit. My Mum, Dad, younger brother and I are all Floydians,
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