Pink Floyd

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Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. Distinguished by their use of philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, extended compositions and elaborate live shows, they are one of the most commercially successful and musically influential groups in the history of popular music.

Pink Floyd was founded in 1965 by students Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Roger Waters, and Richard Wright. They gained popularity performing in London's underground music scene during the late 1960s, and under Barrett's leadership released two charting singles and a successful debut album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967). David Gilmour joined as a fifth member in December 1967; Barrett left the band in April 1968 due to deteriorating mental health. Waters became the band's primary lyricist and, by the mid-1970s, their dominant songwriter, devising the concepts behind their critically and commercially successful albums The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), Animals (1977), The Wall (1979) and The Final Cut (1983).

Wright left Pink Floyd in 1979, followed by Waters in 1985, declaring it a "spent force". Gilmour and Mason continued as Pink Floyd; Wright rejoined them as a session musician and, later, a band member. The three produced two more albums, A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987) and The Division Bell (1994), and toured until 1994. After nearly two decades of acrimony, Pink Floyd reunited with Waters in 2005 for a performance at the global awareness event Live 8, but Gilmour and Waters have since stated they have no plans to reunite as a band again. Barrett died in 2006 and Wright in 2008. A new Pink Floyd studio album recorded without Waters partially originating from material recorded in 1993–1994, The Endless River, was released in November 2014.

Pink Floyd was inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. By 2013, the band had sold more than 250 million records worldwide, including 74.5 million certified units in the United States.

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Album

Year Title RatingReleases
1967 The Piper at the Gates of Dawn 3.9 29
1968 A Saucerful of Secrets 4 14
1969 Ummagumma 3.4 19
1970 Atom Heart Mother 4.4 27
1971 Meddle 4.15 33
1973 The Dark Side of the Moon 4.75 49
1975 Wish You Were Here 4.65 50
1977 Animals 4.6 39
1979 The Wall 4.15 31
1983 The Final Cut 3.1 34
1987 A Momentary Lapse of Reason 3.85 26
1994 The Division Bell 3.75 16
2014 The Endless River 1 7

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1971 Relics 3.5 22
1973 A Nice Pair 3
1974 Masters of Rock 1
1981 A Collection of Great Dance Songs 4 12
1983 Works 3
1983 Hits 1
1992 Shine On 5 3
2000 Wish You Were Here / Early Singles 1
2001 Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd 3.65 4
2007 Oh by the Way 3.5 1
2010 The Best of Pink Floyd 2
2011 Discovery 3
2011 A Foot in the Door: The Best of Pink Floyd 1
2011 The Wall Singles Collection 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1972 Any Colour You Like 1
1988 Delicate Sound of Thunder 3 6
1990 Live at Pompeii 5 11
1995 Pulse 4.15 10
2000 Is There Anybody Out There? The Wall Live 5 5
2002 Fat Old Gigs 1
2011 Amsterdam '69 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title RatingReleases
1969 More 3 16
1972 Obscured by Clouds 3.5 28

Single

Year Title RatingReleases
1967 Arnold Layne 3.5 3
1967 See Emily Play / Scarecrow 4 1
1967 Apples and Oranges 3 1
1968 It Would Be So Nice / Julia Dream 1
1968 Point Me at the Sky / Careful With That Axe Eugene 5 2
1969 The Nile Song 5 1
1971 One of These Days 5 2
1972 Free Four / The Gold It's in the... 4 1
1972 Julia Dream 5 1
1973 Money 5 8
1974 Time / Us and Them 5 1
1975 Have a Cigar 3.5 7
1979 Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2 4 16
1979 Run Like Hell 2.5 9

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