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Re: Your Top 5 Pink Floyd Albums
I would have a hard time picking a favorite Pink Floyd album.
Many of them are not very much alike really . . . as though you were
judging between nearly identical tomatoes at the veggie bin in the
It's more like judging between oranges, apples, bananas, pears,
strawberries . . . and the occasional tomato - all good but different
fruit - and trying to come up with a favorite
Pink floyd were constantly changing, trying new things, becoming
somthing else . . . if not with every album then every other album of
I was born in 1953 and have been a fan since i bought "Umagumma" as a
brand new double LP at the corner record shop in 1969.
I picked up on some of their earlier more psychodelic stuff after that
and have bought everything ever since.
I even find their early soundtrack albums, although weaker generally,
to be still very enjoyable from time to time.
If I had to pick a least favorite album it would be "The Wall."
By that time they were not really even really a band (with essental,
coequal, contributing members) any more and Waters was pretty much
running the whole show.
That being said I still adore the "Final Cut" album (essentially the
first Roger Waters solo album).
I have bought and enjoy most of the member solo stuff too.
I can't pick a favorite album or a favorite era of Floyd.
Even some of the Gilmour era "reconstituted" Floyd is pretty darn good
(much like Gilmour's solo efforts).
News of Richard Wright's departure from this mortal coil was much to me
like news of the death of Hendrix, Morrison, or Lennon.
The end of an era.
Cheerios, Cheetos, and Cheese Whiz
"I’ve gotten the scary feeling, for the first time in my life, that
dimwittedness is not just on the march in the U.S., but that it might
actually prevail." -- Bob Herbert, New York Times