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post #16 of 192
Pink Floyd for me. No questions asked!
Never liked Beatles at all...
post #17 of 192
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Originally Posted by dura View Post
...the Beatles made pop music what it is today.
So that's who's to blame for Take That, Kylie, Boyzone, The Spice Girls and all the other musically vacuous manufacturered pop bands, eh?
(only kidding, he he )

Dark Side of the Moon is one of the greatest albums of all time, so it has to be Floyd.
post #18 of 192
Had to go with the Beatles on this one, not that I dislike Pink Floyd by any means... I grew up with the Beatles, and they are responsible for getting me into music and collecting records and wearing headphones so my mom didn't know I was listening to music when I was supposed to be sleeping - it's all their fault.
post #19 of 192
I listen to Floyd quite a bit... but I've got a soft spot for the Beatles. Can we vote both?
post #20 of 192
Overall I prefer Pink Floyd but I do like the late Beatles better than early Floyd.
post #21 of 192
Never much cared for the Beatles. Not when they first became popular and not even now in retrospective. Has to be Pink Floyd for me .
post #22 of 192
Beatles
post #23 of 192
Man, what a hard choice! They are truly different artists. I chose the Beatles because they can do no wrong. But Pink Floyd is great aswell. They both are classics. They are tied IMO (but I couldn't choose that) LOL
post #24 of 192
I vote for Floydsters.. Beatles are just nowhere near the almighty Floyd, I'm afraid. I never heard anything by Beatles close to Bike, Flaming, Matilda Mother, Lucifer Sam, Astronomy Domine, Gnome, Interstellar Overdrive, Echoes, Cymbaline, Burning Bridges, Grandchester Meadows, full live side of Ummagumma, Time, Shine On, Dogs, WYWH (the song), Hey You, Is there anybody out there, AHM, Fat Old Sun. Each of these songs, to my ears, outweigh the complete catalogue of Beatles. The only thing Beatles were good at were syrupy songs like Strawberry Fields, As my guitar gently weeps, and the like; imnsho, Granchester Meadows is gentler and more truthful; it is immeasurably sweet yet tasteful.

Helter Skelter, Oh Darling!? Try the Nile Song, Careful with that Axe, Eugene! (To be fair, Oh Darling is perhaps the best Beatles song, and as such not a bad one at all). Anything on Piper will make Revolution #9 sound like Justin Timberlake, which it is.

My theory about Beatles is that Lennon could be a really decent, maybe even great musician. Once he woke up to the fact that Beatles are - not where it's at - he showed some teeth, at last: */me hums working class hero*. Alas, most of his energy and life were spent on Beatles. Look what McCartney amounted to by himself!! Ram, Band on the run.. that's what every beatles album would be like if not for John.

My theory on PF is, in fact, that neither Waters nor Gilmour were really talented. Yeah, I know, it's mad. You might ask, how did they manage to pen some of the best rock music in history if they were not talented? I don't know, but I think Roger felt like he had to prove Syd and the world that he could make real music, too, and he felt it so strongly that he overcame his lack of talent for, roughly, the next ten years. I don't think a talented musician could do something like KAOS, Amused to Death, Pros and Cons. Lennon would not do something as bad. Lennon did have talent, and yet he failed to accomplish anything close to Pink Floyd.

Pink Floyd was probably the best rock band in history and yet it was a fluke - an aberration caused by friction between too-mad Syd and not-mad-enough-to-have-musical-genius Roger, with some nice chops thrown in by Dave. Don't get me wrong, Roger was a great musical artisan, and he was thrown into space orbit by Syd's unstable talent like a satellite is launched by a booster rocket.

I believe 3 mediocre-at-best Roger's solo albums prove that (well, you can add The Final Cut and parts of Wall, too), exactly in the same way as Paul's solo work proves that he had nothing to do with rare good work that came out of the Beatles.

Now for some disclaimers ;-). I greatly respect both Beatles and Roger, yadda yadda, didn't mean to poop on anyone's breakfast, didn't mean to ruin the mood of anyone who thinks Beatles are the neatest thing since second coming, and so forth. Best Regards! Just enjoyin' the music..
post #25 of 192
Beatles or Pink Floyd?
How can the cosmic nursery rhymes of Floyd even be considered in the same breath as the Beatles?
post #26 of 192
Pink Floyd. The sound makes all the difference here.
post #27 of 192
tough choice . . .

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Originally Posted by andyalfa View Post
Dark Side of the Moon is one of the greatest albums of all time, so it has to be Floyd.
good point, but then again so is Abby Road
post #28 of 192
I can see it now there will probably be a poll Floyd vs. Zep. which would
probably make more sense because both bands where competing for
record sales at the same time.
post #29 of 192
Although Pink Floyd is far more complex, nothing will ever replace the enjoyment ant the phenomenon that the Beatles were. Between the era and life's simple lessons they employed in their songs, they were best in my book.

Funny thing is that I listen today to Pink Floyd way more than I listen to the Beatles.
post #30 of 192
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Originally Posted by Carmantom View Post
Although Pink Floyd is far more complex, nothing will ever replace the enjoyment ant the phenomenon that the Beatles were. Between the era and life's simple lessons they employed in their songs, they were best in my book.

Funny thing is that I listen today to Pink Floyd way more than I listen to the Beatles.
Pink Floyd is far more complex than the Beatles? Not even remotely as complex as the Beatles..............Pink Floyd had more advanced technology to make more glistening records, that's all......but melodically and lyrically, The Beatles are more complex, especially melodically.
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