There's a '''very''' good reason Music/PinkFloyd - Music/RogerWaters, Music/SydBarrett, David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason - 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.

[[AC:Music/ThePiperAtTheGatesOfDawn (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.

[[AC:Music/ASaucerfulOfSecrets (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).

[[AC:Music/{{More}} (1969)]]
* "The Nile Song" and "Ibiza Bar" AKA the heaviest Pink Floyd songs ever written. Heck, they even helped with the development of Music/HeavyMetal!!

[[AC:Music/{{Ummagumma}} (1969)]]
* The entire live half 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.

[[AC:Music/AtomHeartMother (1970)]]
* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvwfTQLx7Bo If]]" is an important track as well, as it is similar to "Brain Damage" from ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon''.
* "[[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.
* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-XBBE8_Wy0 Fat Old Sun]]" shows that even Pink Floyd can show their calmer side every once in a while.

[[AC: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. 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, 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.

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

[[AC:Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon (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, ''The Dark Side of the Moon'' re-entered the chart a few weeks later and has popped in here and there ever since.
* [[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.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnExahMPPFI "Brain Damage"]] is a highlight.
* [[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.

[[AC:Music/WishYouWereHere (1975)]]
* "[[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.
* "[[https://www.youtube.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=tbdpv7G_PPg Have a Cigar]]". More hard rock from Pink Floyd.
* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjpF8ukSrvk Wish You Were Here]]". A great way to pay tribute to a fallen friend or family member.
* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUDUltSdqIk Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts VIIX)]]". The parting musical eulogy to Music/SydBarrett.

[[AC:Music/{{Animals}} (1977)]]
* [[https://www.youtube.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.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOqblSqx_VI "Pigs (Three Different Ones)".]] Charade you are for hating it.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GE-sfEbJ7I "Sheep".]] Especially near the end with the EpicRiff.

[[AC:Music/TheWall (1979)]]
->''--[[SelfDemonstratingArticle we came in?]]''
* "In the Flesh?" with its epic guitar opener, and invitation into the mind of Pink, setting up the rest of this amazing album.
* "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. It's even more insanely awesome when [[https://soundcloud.com/mixessss21/pink-floyd-vs-bee-gees-stayin mashed up excellently with the Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive"]].
* "Hey You" and the moments Pink realizes [[OhCrap he has spent his whole life making a mistake]] and tries to reconnect to humanity, even though he knows his efforts are doomed to failure.
* [[https://www.youtube.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.
* [[VillainSong "Run Like Hell"]] is seriously ''{{badass}}''.
* [[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.]])
->''[[{{Bookends}} Isn't this where]]--''

[[AC:Music/TheFinalCut (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.

[[AC:Music/AMomentaryLapseOfReason (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"]][[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=tOPNa753e1E "One Slip"]]. A great chorus and one of the most badass bass solos you will ever hear. Especially when it was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuZmS7gssBI played live]].

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

[[AC:Music/TheEndlessRiver (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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