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20th Jul '16 7:11:19 PM mlsmithca
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KMpZaEF6g0 "Echoes"]]. With ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. You '''cannot''' get more awesome than that. As for the song itself... the reprise and release, the band jam with the two guitar solos in a row, the whale song. Just unbelievable. Hell, even the intro. Just hearing the empty, ethereal ''ping...ping...'' leading into the main theme, you know you're in for something truly epic. The fact that Pink Floyd created such an atmosphere with a single repeated note is proof of their greatness. (Especially Wright's greatness, as he came up with the intro. He wasn't as visible as Waters or Gilmour, but his contributions were nonetheless vital.)
** After the eerie whale song section in "Echoes", the band slowly builds a crescendo over Rick Wright's organ solo until the song bursts into what can only be described as a musical orgasm.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KMpZaEF6g0 "Echoes"]]. With ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. You '''cannot''' get more awesome than that. As for the song itself... the reprise and release, the band jam with the two guitar solos in a row, the whale song. Just unbelievable. Hell, even the intro. Just hearing the empty, ethereal ''ping...ping...'' leading into the main theme, you know you're in for something truly epic. The fact that Pink Floyd created such an atmosphere with a single repeated note is proof of their greatness. (Especially Wright's greatness, as he came up with the intro. He wasn't as visible as Waters or Gilmour, but his contributions were nonetheless vital.)
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) After the eerie whale song section in "Echoes", section, the band slowly builds a crescendo over Rick Wright's organ solo until the song bursts into what can only be described as a musical orgasm.
20th Jul '16 2:48:22 PM Sunburst
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyL2vAUVOM0 "Time"]].

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyL2vAUVOM0 "Time"]]. The contrast between the more aggressive sections, sung by Gilmour, and the more mellow and melancholic moments, sung by Wright, is breathtaking, particularly so at "Breathe Reprise". It should go without saying that this is one of Gilmour's best guitar solos.
20th Jul '16 2:35:26 PM Sunburst
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** After the eerie whale song section in "Echoes", the band slowly builds a crescendo over Rick Wright's organ solo until the song bursts into what can only be described as a musical orgasm.
3rd Jul '16 4:08:57 PM bt8257
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* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbdpv7G_PPg Have a Cigar]]". One of the best examples of hard rock from Pink Floyd.

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* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbdpv7G_PPg Have a Cigar]]". One of the best examples of More hard rock from Pink Floyd.
3rd Jul '16 4:07:00 PM bt8257
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* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt-udg9zQSE Welcome to the Machine]]". One of the best criticisms of the music industry, which has only gotten more apropos over time.
* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8spSUfnmxg Have a Cigar]]". One of the best examples of hard rock from Pink Floyd.
* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qxd-kWMzZNk Wish You Were Here]]". A great way to pay tribute to a fallen friend or family member.

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* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt-udg9zQSE com/watch?v=tBvAxSx0nAM Welcome to the Machine]]". One of the best criticisms of the music industry, which has only gotten more apropos over time.
* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8spSUfnmxg com/watch?v=tbdpv7G_PPg Have a Cigar]]". One of the best examples of hard rock from Pink Floyd.
* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qxd-kWMzZNk com/watch?v=hjpF8ukSrvk Wish You Were Here]]". A great way to pay tribute to a fallen friend or family member.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7EpSirtf_E "Comfortably Numb"]] is a huge fan favorite and gains more radio play than any other Pink Floyd song these days, for a reason. Especially the live version from ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWnapx502uQ Pulse]]''. The ending guitar solo almost hurts, and the light show isn't exactly a detractor.

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* [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7EpSirtf_E com/watch?v=x-xTttimcNk "Comfortably Numb"]] is a huge fan favorite and gains more radio play than any other Pink Floyd song these days, for a reason. Especially the live version from ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWnapx502uQ Pulse]]''. The ending guitar solo almost hurts, and the light show isn't exactly a detractor.
19th Jun '16 1:54:43 AM mlsmithca
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''Music/ThePiperAtTheGatesOfDawn'' (1967)

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''Music/ASaucerfulOfSecrets'' (1968)

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''Music/{{More}}'' (1969)

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''Music/{{Ummagumma}}'' (1969)

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''Music/AtomHeartMother'' (1970)

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''Music/{{Meddle}}'' (1971)

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KMpZaEF6g0 "Echoes"]]. With ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. You '''cannot''' get more awesome than that.
** "Echoes" is the greatest song ''ever'' written. The reprise and release, the band jam with the two guitar solos in a row, the whale song. Just unbelievable.
** Hell, even the intro. Just hearing the empty, ethereal ''ping...ping...'' leading into the main theme, you know you're in for something truly epic. The fact that Pink Floyd created such an atmosphere with a single repeated note is proof of their greatness. (Especially Wright's greatness, as he came up with the intro. He wasn't as visible as Waters or Gilmour, but his contributions were nonetheless vital.)

''Music/ObscuredByClouds'' (1972)

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KMpZaEF6g0 "Echoes"]]. With ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. You '''cannot''' get more awesome than that.
** "Echoes" is
that. As for the greatest song ''ever'' written. The itself... the reprise and release, the band jam with the two guitar solos in a row, the whale song. Just unbelievable. \n** Hell, even the intro. Just hearing the empty, ethereal ''ping...ping...'' leading into the main theme, you know you're in for something truly epic. The fact that Pink Floyd created such an atmosphere with a single repeated note is proof of their greatness. (Especially Wright's greatness, as he came up with the intro. He wasn't as visible as Waters or Gilmour, but his contributions were nonetheless vital.)

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''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' (1973)

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''Music/WishYouWereHere'' (1975)

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''Music/{{Animals}}'' (1977)

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''Music/TheWall'' (1979)

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''Music/TheFinalCut'' (1983)

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''Music/AMomentaryLapseOfReason'' (1987)

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''Music/TheDivisionBell'' (1994)

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''Music/TheEndlessRiver'' (2014)

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18th Jun '16 10:00:35 PM bt8257
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* "If" is an important track as well, as it is similar to "Brain Damage" from ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon''.
* "Summer '68" is a major stand-out from the album. Influenced by Music/TheBeachBoys, it's generally considered to be one of the stronger compositions by Richard Wright.
* "Fat Old Sun" shows that even Pink Floyd can show their calmer side every once in a while.

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* "If" "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvwfTQLx7Bo If]]" is an important track as well, as it is similar to "Brain Damage" from ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon''.
* "Summer '68" "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXUa_oWiE6Q Summer '68]]" is a major stand-out from the album. Influenced by Music/TheBeachBoys, it's generally considered to be one of the stronger compositions by Richard Wright.
* "Fat "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-XBBE8_Wy0 Fat Old Sun" Sun]]" shows that even Pink Floyd can show their calmer side every once in a while.
18th Jun '16 9:31:38 PM bt8257
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[[AC:Music/ThePiperAtTheGatesOfDawn (1967)]]

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[[AC:Music/ASaucerfulOfSecrets (1968)]]

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* The entire live half of ''Ummagumma'' is an absolutely fantastic journey into what Pink Floyd shows were like in their psychedelic years (particularly for those too young to have actually experienced it [[{{Pun}} in the flesh]]). All four songs are superbly done, but "A Saucerful of Secrets" in particular is utterly sublime.

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* The entire live half of ''Ummagumma'' is an absolutely fantastic journey into what Pink Floyd shows were like in their psychedelic years (particularly for those too young to have actually experienced it [[{{Pun}} in the flesh]]). All four songs are superbly done, but "A Saucerful of Secrets" in particular is utterly sublime.

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[[AC:Music/ObscuredByClouds (1972)]]

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[[AC:Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon (1973)]]

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[[AC:Music/WishYouWereHere (1975)]]

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[[AC:Music/TheWall (1979)]]

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[[AC:Music/AMomentaryLapseOfReason (1987)]]

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[[AC:Music/TheDivisionBell (1994)]]

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18th Jun '16 9:20:44 PM bt8257
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* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sVShT6nVTA Have a Cigar]]". One of the best examples of hard rock from Pink Floyd.

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* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sVShT6nVTA com/watch?v=M8spSUfnmxg Have a Cigar]]". One of the best examples of hard rock from Pink Floyd.



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcRYdVlGXNQ "Sheep".]] Especially near the end with the EpicRiff.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcRYdVlGXNQ com/watch?v=3GE-sfEbJ7I "Sheep".]] Especially near the end with the EpicRiff.
18th Jun '16 9:16:11 PM bt8257
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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tGs4Mi3AYg title track]]. Recorded in ''1972''. [[UrExample Prototype electronica]].

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* The [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tGs4Mi3AYg title track]]. Recorded in ''1972''. [[UrExample Prototype electronica]].



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyL2vAUVOM0 "Time"]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnExahMPPFI "Brain Damage"]] is a highlight.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqCEPytSFqU "The Great Gig in the Sky"]]... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlF8APEkh-E set to a simulation of an asteroid impact.]] There is no Pink Floyd song like it, thanks to all of Clare Torry's energy and passion pouring into the vocals (one of two guest performances in the discography) and Nick Mason's most brilliant yet overlooked drum playing.

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* [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyL2vAUVOM0 "Time"]].
* [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnExahMPPFI "Brain Damage"]] is a highlight.
* [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqCEPytSFqU "The Great Gig in the Sky"]]... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlF8APEkh-E set to a simulation of an asteroid impact.]] There is no Pink Floyd song like it, thanks to all of Clare Torry's energy and passion pouring into the vocals (one of two guest performances in the discography) and Nick Mason's most brilliant yet overlooked drum playing.



* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJf5ZbumlgY Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts IV)]]". Proof the Floyd could go into different genres in a song and make it an epic for the ages.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt-udg9zQSE Welcome to the Machine]]". One of the best criticisms of the music industry, which has only gotten more apropos over time.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sVShT6nVTA Have a Cigar]]". One of the best examples of hard rock from Pink Floyd.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qxd-kWMzZNk Wish You Were Here]]". A great way to pay tribute to a fallen friend or family member.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUDUltSdqIk Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts VIIX)]]". The parting musical eulogy to Music/SydBarrett.

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* "[[http://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJf5ZbumlgY Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts IV)]]". Proof the Floyd could go into different genres in a song and make it an epic for the ages.
* "[[http://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt-udg9zQSE Welcome to the Machine]]". One of the best criticisms of the music industry, which has only gotten more apropos over time.
* "[[http://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sVShT6nVTA Have a Cigar]]". One of the best examples of hard rock from Pink Floyd.
* "[[http://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qxd-kWMzZNk Wish You Were Here]]". A great way to pay tribute to a fallen friend or family member.
* "[[http://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUDUltSdqIk Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts VIIX)]]". The parting musical eulogy to Music/SydBarrett.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lgOo8yEIPs "Dogs".]] Once you hear this song, you'll understand why many people say it contains some of David Gilmour's best guitar work.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOqblSqx_VI "Pigs (Three Different Ones)".]] Charade you are for hating it.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcRYdVlGXNQ "Sheep".]] Especially near the end with the EpicRiff.

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* [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lgOo8yEIPs com/watch?v=4QA30qkRYy8 "Dogs".]] Once you hear this song, you'll understand why many people say it contains some of David Gilmour's best guitar work.
* [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOqblSqx_VI "Pigs (Three Different Ones)".]] Charade you are for hating it.
* [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcRYdVlGXNQ "Sheep".]] Especially near the end with the EpicRiff.



* "In The Flesh?" with its epic guitar opener, and invitation into the mind of Pink, setting up the rest of this amazing album.

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* "In The the Flesh?" with its epic guitar opener, and invitation into the mind of Pink, setting up the rest of this amazing album.



* ''A Momentary Lapse Of Reason'' gets a lot of flak, but it has its share of highlights. They include the aforementioned [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tl0gab3Ufc "Learning To Fly"]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UCRa9wRFlg "Yet Another Movie"]][[SiameseTwinSongs /]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fT0NEhl5-Q "Round And Around"]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef7_H4VGuIw "Terminal Frost"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijUCwQru9is "Sorrow"]]. Especially the section of "Learning To Fly" from "Above to the planet on a wing and a prayer..." to the song's end.

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* ''A Momentary Lapse Of of Reason'' gets a lot of flak, but it has its share of highlights. They include the aforementioned [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tl0gab3Ufc "Learning To Fly"]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UCRa9wRFlg "Yet Another Movie"]][[SiameseTwinSongs /]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fT0NEhl5-Q "Round And Around"]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef7_H4VGuIw "Terminal Frost"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijUCwQru9is "Sorrow"]]. Especially the section of "Learning To Fly" from "Above to the planet on a wing and a prayer..." to the song's end.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jMlFXouPk8 "High Hopes"]] ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxdK_2EgpDs music video]]) is mesmerisingly beautiful, and "Poles Apart" and "Coming Back to Life" are awesome too. There's so much emotion in some of these songs that it hurts, and this album should never be overlooked. "High Hopes" might also count as a TearJerker because it seems like the band's farewell to their loyal audience. On the ''Echoes'' compilation, though, it's cleverly segued into Syd Barrett's "Bike" (by cutting from the closing church bell to a bicycle bell) so that they form a pair of reverse BookEnds to the band's career.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jMlFXouPk8 "High Hopes"]] ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxdK_2EgpDs music video]]) is mesmerisingly beautiful, and "Poles Apart" and "Coming Back to Life" are awesome too. There's so much emotion in some of these songs that it hurts, and this album should never be overlooked. "High Hopes" might also count as a TearJerker because it seems like the band's farewell to their loyal audience. On the ''Echoes'' compilation, though, it's cleverly segued into Syd Barrett's "Bike" (by cutting from the closing church bell to a bicycle bell) so that they form a pair of reverse BookEnds {{bookends}} to the band's career.
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