There's a '''very''' good reason Music/PinkFloyd - Music/RogerWaters, Music/SydBarrett, David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason (and [[ThePeteBest Bob Klose]]) - are one of the most successful acts ever.
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* Sitting down and listening to a Pink Floyd album from start to finish almost always counts as Awesome Music. ''Music/WishYouWereHere'', ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'', and ''Music/{{Meddle}}'' are particularly well put together. ''Music/TheWall'' is awesome in its own way too, as are ''Music/{{Animals}}'', ''Music/ThePiperAtTheGatesOfDawn'' and ''Music/ASaucerfulOfSecrets''. Some may find ''Music/TheFinalCut'' fits into this category.

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[[folder: Music/The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (1967) ]]

* The whole album is 42 minutes of prime space rock/psychedelia, including "Astronomy Domine", "Lucifer Sam", "Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk", "Interstellar Overdrive", and "Bike", as well as the singles, "Arnold Layne" and "See Emily Play", that were spawned during this period.

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[[folder: Music/A Saucerful Of Secrets (1968) ]]

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu5acxwxc00 "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun"]] (the only song to feature performances by both Syd Barrett and David Gilmour) is one of the masterpieces of Pink Floyd's early psychedelic era. Roger Waters' haunting, whispered vocals, Richard Wright's wizardry with the Farfisa organ and vibraphone, and Nick Mason's soft drumming make this song an unforgettable classic.
* The darkly satirical [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM9I_y72fGk "Corporal Clegg"]] does the improbable and makes a ''kazoo solo'' awesome. It is also notable for being the only Pink Floyd song to feature lead vocals by Nick Mason (though only in the verses).
%%* "Jugband Blues" and "Let There Be More Light" are generally considered to be the highlights off this album, while Richard Wright's "Remember A Day" and "See-Saw", also have their fans.
%%That's as may be, but why are they considered highlights? Don't uncomment this example without explaining why EACH of these four songs is considered awesome.

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[[folder: Music/More (1969) ]]

* "The Nile Song" and "Ibiza Bar" AKA the heaviest Pink Floyd songs ever written.

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[[folder: Music/Ummagumma (1969) ]]

* 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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[[folder: Music/Atom Heart Mother (1970) ]]

* "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.

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[[folder: Music/Meddle (1971) ]]

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQvG2SMVl84 "One of These Days"]], anyone? The bass line is simple yet haunting, and the slide guitar jam in the second half is icing on the cake. This is the reason why ''Meddle'' is a great album.
** Even more awesome is the AscendedMeme of playing the ''Series/DoctorWho'' theme halfway through it, something which began on the "Delicate Sound of Thunder" tours. So awesome that every tribute act, including and especially the ''Australian Pink Floyd Show'', does it.
* [[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 the 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 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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[[folder: Music/Obscured By Clouds (1972) ]]

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

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[[folder: Music/The Dark Side Of The Moon (1973) ]]


If you had to narrow Pink Floyd's awesome output down to one album, it'd be ''The Dark Side of the Moon'', their most critically acclaimed and commercially successful work. It was on the Billboard Top 200 for ''fifteen years'' and would have re-entered the chart again had Billboard not changed the rules to prevent that (instead, it remains a mainstay of their "Catalog" chart). When they changed their rules in 2009 to allow catalog albums and re-entries into the Billboard Top 200, ''Dark Side of the Moon'' re-entered the chart a few weeks later and has popped in here and there ever since.
* [[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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[[folder: Music/Wish You Were Here (1975) ]]

* "[[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 Syd Barrett.

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[[folder: Music/Animals (1977) ]]

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lgOo8yEIPs "Dogs"]] at 3:41 (and again at 14:07) when the root chord changes from D minor to C major (and goes back to D minor every 4 bars).
* [[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".]]

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[[folder: Music/The Wall (1979) ]]

* "Another Brick in the Wall (Part II)" will always kick major ass. ALWAYS. At exactly the 2:49 mark is one the most amazing note bends in musical history. Just that 5 seconds there is one the finest moments in music.
* "Hey You" and the moments Pink realises [[OhCrap he has spent his whole life making a mistake]].
* [[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.
* [[VillainSong "Run Like Hell"]] is seriously bad-ass.
* [[VillainSong "Waiting for the Worms"]]. The epic anthem for pure Neo-Nazi evil.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCMHmDnfD6I "The Trial"]] anyone? (Warning, that link leads to one of the [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs weirdest]] and [[NightmareFuel scariest]] music videos ever. Still a [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic fantastic end track.]])

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[[folder: Music/The Final Cut (1983) ]]

* While the album certainly isn't one of their more well-regarded musically, it does have its highlights, including [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MU2XnEba_LI "The Gunner's Dream"]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LqTGiIr-1o "The Fletcher Memorial Home"]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2e-yO6_FbtI "The Final Cut"]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkNOky3orsM "Not Now John"]]. "Not Now John" can also be a contender for not only being one of Floyd's heaviest songs, but infamously the one with the most (badass) profanity.

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[[folder: Music/A Momentary Lapse Of Reason (1987) ]]

* ''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"]] + [[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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[[folder: Music/The Division Bell (1994) ]]

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmeyocnsEIk "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.
* The Grammy Award-winning instrumental [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7YMI39sObY "Marooned"]] is also an eerily moving listening experience with its marine mood reminiscent of "Echoes" and its vibrant guitar wails.

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[[folder: Music/The Endless River (2014) ]]

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJM_5tbeGCk "Anisina"]] (meaning "in memory of" in Turkish), a wordless tribute to the late Richard Wright.
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