Meddle, obscured by clouds and animals are just beautiful flyod. Dark side is a whole different beast but the first three I feel represent the band in my mind the best. Just raw talent
Favorite Pink Floyd album
Posted 26 January 2014 - 01:42 PM
Why...Why, must You make me pick between Dark Side and The Wall ? !!! . In my world that's almost a "Sophie's Choice" sort of thing .
Posted 01 January 2016 - 11:40 PM
Had to go with Dark Side Of The Moon.I remember the first time I heard "Us and Them".It was the first song I ever fell in love with as a kid.I liked a lot of music but this song went straight to my soul and impacted me like no other.It brings a sense of nostalgia.
Posted 28 March 2016 - 01:20 PM
Way tooo cool see how ppl around the world are intimate to them...
I chose Dark Side because it fits well anytime, anywhere, at any mental state, with any kind of drug, or with no drug at all, and cause it makes me fell a kind of orgasm (even when I´m sober) everytime I hear the hole the album, when it comes to the end of "Brain Damage" music. Its amazing to fell as an album can work as one music, cause the tension is build through out the album.
I think from DSoM to The Wall are the masterpieces of Pink Floyd, but the master-masterpiece is definetively the one when they mixed with perfection their 4 stiles, after the trial of Meddle and before Roger Waters predomination. Dark Side is the album with the best integration between then.
In few words, now, the meaning to me of each album:
Dark Side of Moon - plays with crazyness, sanity, to throw you in a laugh that releases the tension of life, and much more other things... I think its the "center proposal" of Pink Floyd work. The beginning of the music "Breathe" releases any psychedelic tension.
Wish you Were Here - pure luxury album, specially "Shine on You Crazy Diamond" makes me fell a kind of constant êxtase for the whole song. I think the name "Shine on You Crazy Diamond" is a wordplay with "Shame on You", cause its pure pleasure while you hear that (but dont you fell shame, man, please dont...) "Crazy Diamond" cause with LSD the pleasurefull sensation is the most clear and easy to go.
Animals - tell about human natures, its a very reflexive album. I speally like the Lyric of "Dogs", wich deals when people are forced to act evil.
The Wall - this is about not only building wall against others, but in my interpretation talks also about reencarnation and the cicle of life.
This is just a resume... When I bring to mycotopia my experiences with Pink Floyd I hope to go deeper into each album and each music meaning in my entheogenic liturgy. Meddle included.
Edited by xPore, 28 March 2016 - 01:27 PM.
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Posted 29 March 2016 - 03:10 PM
I started going to Pink Floyd concerts in 1969 at Santa Monica Civic. Saw them every year until the Wall at the Forum. Every one of them was an experience in itself, some of my favorite trips.
Careful with that ax Eugene ripped my brain out and spun it in circles when they played in quad with a crank to spin the scream. Heart of the Sun at the Hollywood Bowl was intense, my first exposure to a symphonic gong. The Wall was a visual and musical masterpiece.
I can hardly pick one album as a favorite, as there was so much evolution over the years, but if I had to it would be Meddle, as I probably tripped to that album more than any other.
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Posted 01 April 2016 - 01:33 PM
It was the tour I got to see. I know not officially an album release mor of a live album. But it's the one I default to.
I was introduced to them with the wall but found home with Gillmore's vocals on momentary lapse
Way more a Gilmore then a waters fan!
Also not techinally a pink Floyd release but the radio play, Darkside, that tom Stoppard wrote for the dark side of the moon anniversary is truly truly brilliant.
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Posted 03 February 2017 - 07:46 PM
Im just curious to see the Topia's favorite Pink Floyd album. I know this is a hard decision for others, as it was for myself.. I settled with The Wall.
You must have settled for The Wall because you haven't ever heard Animals !
Posted 03 February 2017 - 09:32 PM
Wow 4 pages! I guess Pink Floyd and our favorite pastimes sort of dovetail right together huh? I could not possibly pick a favorite one. The Wall has been a huge influence in my life and has been burned into my mind by many acid trips. As has Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and Meddle. David Gilmore's version of Pink Floyd without Roger Waters, while technically mind blowing, somehow doesn't engage my soul like they did together. Just listened to Endless River last night and while it is heady and beautiful, like I said it has a cold clinical feel to me for some reason. I like a few of the songs David Gilmore has put out but not a single one engages me like the classics. Also don't care much for their earlier work much either.
They are on a level that I would say is only matched by Led Zeppelin. Those two bands reached an epitome of soul communication that most others are striving to duplicate in my opinion. I keep hoping another epic superband will come along, but with everyone getting off on Dubstep type music with no guitars and singers using auto tune I really tend to doubt that they will ever be duplicated or equaled. Other bands out there are great, lots of classics and albums that will never die, but those two bands moved my soul and changed my life.
I play lots of both of their music. Something to strive for indeed. Peace...
Edited by Coopdog, 03 February 2017 - 09:33 PM.
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Posted 03 February 2017 - 10:25 PM
temporary lapse of reason, I have a very soft spot for atom heart mother because I like marmalade so much. mjroom.
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