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post #1 of 62
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I watched the Classic Albums show of Dark Side of the Moon and it made me think that I need to listen to some Floyd. DSOTM is the only album I have heard. Should I start and go in chronological order of their albums? Please suggest, thanks.
post #2 of 62
I think I first listened to them in pretty close to reverse chronological order starting with The Final Cut. If I were to do it over again, I might have tried them in order, but the first few were pretty...sci-fi for my tastes, personally.

I'd say if you like what you heard on that show (I saw it a while back -- really interesting stuff!) then you can't go wrong with any of these (in no particular order, chronological or otherwise):


Animals
The Wall
Wish You Were Here
The Final Cut

Enjoy!
post #3 of 62
MEDDLE is awesome, the one before DSOTM
animals is good too
post #4 of 62
Wish You Were Here is my absolute favorite album, i can't recommend it enough for people wanting to get into Pink Floyd. its the lyrics of the album that get me, especially when hear you the story about Syd Barrett showing up while they were recording "Shine on you crazy diamond" a song essentially about Syd
post #5 of 62
I'm personally a bigger fan of the albums up to DSOTM, though their work from "Wish You Were Here", through to "The Final Cut" is certainly their most sophisticated output. I have a real soft spot for the Syd Barrett years, myself.

Just make sure you get a hold of Corporal Clegg and all will be well.
post #6 of 62
I second the Wish You Were Here recommendation. Without a doubt one of their best and a great place to start.
post #7 of 62
'Wish You Were Here' - you really can't go wrong with that.
post #8 of 62
After DSOTM, I'd go for:

The Wall
Animals
Meddle
Wish You Were Here
The Division Bell

I notice among my own friends there is a sharp divide between those who preferred the Syd era, and those who preferred the post-Sid era.
I definitely fall into the Gilmour camp, but I did like one solitary track from Syd's time - "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun" from 'A Saucerful of Secrets'.
post #9 of 62
IMO, you want to avoid some early ones like More and Obscured by Clouds. I also didn't like Final Cut at all.

I haven't heard anything after final cut so I can't comment on those. As far as I knew, they had broken up. Next thing I know a friend mentioned an album I never heard of, and I discovered that they had a few albums out.

I actually saw the movie Obscured by Clouds. One of the worst movies I've every seen
post #10 of 62
I watched the original cut of "Live in Pompeii" last week.... Awesome!

Really opened my eyes - So ahead of it's time for 1971
post #11 of 62
The Wall is my favorite Pink Floyd album by far. I would go there next..

I also really enjoy the live album (Is There Anybody Out There? The Wall Live 80-81).

I liked the Roger Waters The Wall live in Berlin DVD a lot too.
post #12 of 62
Personal top 10.

DSOTM
The Wall
Momentary Lapse of Reason
Animals
Wish You Were Here
Meddle
Division Bell
More
Atom Heart Mother
Piper at the Gates of Dawn

You might as well buy "The Pro and Cons of Hitch Hiking," "Radio Chaos" or "Amused to Death" before buying "The Final Cut" which is nothing more than Roger Waters featuring Gilmour/Mason (Waters had already ****-canned Wright). I cannot in good conscious recommend "The Final Cut" to any Pink Floyd Lover as it simply is not Floyd. It is in fact much less Floyd like than the post Waters efforts (Momentary Lapse of Reason, Division Bell)
post #13 of 62
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Originally Posted by soozieq View Post
After DSOTM, I'd go for:

The Wall
Animals
Meddle
Wish You Were Here
The Division Bell

I notice among my own friends there is a sharp divide between those who preferred the Syd era, and those who preferred the post-Sid era.
I definitely fall into the Gilmour camp, but I did like one solitary track from Syd's time - "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun" from 'A Saucerful of Secrets'.
Reading this is like reading my mind. Especially the last comment.

After Waters left, PF went too far into Gilmour's ho-hum sound. Division Bell was a good change from Momentary Lapse but PF needs Waters to balance the Gilmour drone. For someone that can wail an axe like David, his creative style sure is a letdown from expectations.
post #14 of 62
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Personal top 10.

You might as well buy "The Pro and Cons of Hitch Hiking," "Radio Chaos" or "Amused to Death" before buying "The Final Cut" which is nothing more than Roger Waters featuring Gilmour/Mason (Waters had already ****-canned Wright). I cannot in good conscious recommend "The Final Cut" to any Pink Floyd Lover as it simply is not Floyd. It is in fact much less Floyd like than the post Waters efforts (Momentary Lapse of Reason, Division Bell)

The Final Cut, although officially a Pink Floyd album is really a Roger Waters solo album. He basically wrote the album and at the last minute the whole band came in and it became a Pink Floyd Album. I personally have it organized in my collection at the top of Roger Waters' solo albums.
post #15 of 62
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn

That's where it all started. Not a weak song in the lot.
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