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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 influential groups in the history of popular music.

Pink Floyd were founded in 1965 by students Syd Barrett on guitar and lead vocals, Nick Mason on drums, Roger Waters on bass and vocals, and Richard Wright on keyboards and vocals. 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). Guitarist David Gilmour joined in December 1967; Barrett left in April 1968 due to deteriorating mental health. Waters became the band's primary lyricist and eventually their dominant songwriter, devising the concepts behind their albums The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), Animals (1977), The Wall (1979) and The Final Cut (1983). The Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall became two of the best-selling albums of all time.

Following creative tensions, Wright left Pink Floyd in 1979, followed by Waters in 1985. 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. The final Pink Floyd studio album, The Endless River (2014), was recorded without Waters and largely based on unreleased material from 1993–94.

Pink Floyd were 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 75 million certified units in the United States.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1967 The Piper at the Gates of Dawn Pink Floyd 3.9 50
1968 A Saucerful of Secrets Pink Floyd 4 19
1969 Ummagumma Pink Floyd 3.4 23
1970 Atom Heart Mother Pink Floyd 4.45 29
1971 Meddle Pink Floyd 4.15 34
1973 The Dark Side of the Moon Pink Floyd 4.75 58
1975 Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd 4.7 54
1977 Animals Pink Floyd 4.6 42
1979 The Wall Pink Floyd 4.25 35
1983 The Final Cut Pink Floyd 3.15 35
1987 A Momentary Lapse of Reason Pink Floyd 3.85 28
1994 The Division Bell Pink Floyd 3.8 18
2014 The Endless River Pink Floyd 2.35 11

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1971 Relics Pink Floyd 3.5 24
1973 A Nice Pair Pink Floyd 3
1974 Masters of Rock Pink Floyd 1
1981 A Collection of Great Dance Songs Pink Floyd 4 12
1983 Works Pink Floyd 3
1983 Hits Pink Floyd 1
1992 Shine On Pink Floyd 5 3
2000 Wish You Were Here / Early Singles Pink Floyd 1
2001 Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd Pink Floyd 3.65 7
2005 London 1966–1967 Pink Floyd 1
2007 Oh by the Way Pink Floyd 3.5 1
2010 The Best of Pink Floyd Pink Floyd 2
2011 Discovery Pink Floyd 3
2011 A Foot in the Door: The Best of Pink Floyd Pink Floyd 2
2011 The Wall Singles Collection Pink Floyd 1
2016 The Early Years 1967–1972 Pink Floyd 1
2016 The Early Years 1967–1972 Cre/ation Pink Floyd 2

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Delicate Sound of Thunder Pink Floyd 3 8
1990 Live at Pompeii Pink Floyd 5 13
1995 Pulse Pink Floyd 4.4 10
2000 Is There Anybody Out There? The Wall Live Pink Floyd 5 6

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1969 More Pink Floyd 3 20
1972 Obscured by Clouds Pink Floyd 3.5 29

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1967 Arnold Layne / Candy and a Currant Bun The Pink Floyd 3.5 3
1967 See Emily Play / Scarecrow The Pink Floyd 4 1
1967 Apples and Oranges / Paint Box The Pink Floyd 3 2
1968 It Would Be So Nice / Julia Dream Pink Floyd 1
1968 Point Me at the Sky / Careful With That Axe Eugene Pink Floyd 5 1
1969 The Nile Song / Main Theme Pink Floyd 5 1
1971 Arnold Layne / If Pink Floyd 1
1971 に消えるジュリア / サマー'68 ピンク・フロイド 5 1
1972 One of These Days / Fearless Pink Floyd 5 2
1972 Point Me to the Sky / Arnold Layne ピンク・フロイド 1
1973 Money Pink Floyd 5 8
1974 Time / Us and Them Pink Floyd 5 1
1975 Have a Cigar Pink Floyd 3.5 7
1978 Free Four / The Gold It's in the... Pink Floyd 4 1
1979 Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2 Pink Floyd 4 16
1979 Run Like Hell Pink Floyd 2.5 9
1980 Comfortably Numb Pink Floyd 5 2
1982 The Wall: Music From the Film Pink Floyd 4
1983 Not Now John Pink Floyd 4 8
1987 On the Turning Away Pink Floyd 5 5
1987 Learning to Fly Pink Floyd 5 4
1987 One Slip Pink Floyd 5 4
1994 Take It Back Pink Floyd 3 7
1994 High Hopes Pink Floyd 5 6
2006 Proper Education Eric Prydz vs. Floyd 8
Another Brick in the Wall (Part II) / Run Like Hell Pink Floyd 0
Another Brick in the Wall I / Another Brick in the Wall II Pink Floyd 0
Dinero (Money) / A nosotros y a ellos (Us and Them) Pink Floyd 0
Run Like Hell / Comfortably Numb Pink Floyd 0

Single + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd 4.5 3

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Tonite Let's All Make Love in London... Plus Pink Floyd 2
1995 London 1966/1967 Pink Floyd 4
1997 1967: The First 3 Singles Pink Floyd 2
2015 1965: Their First Recordings Pink Floyd 2

Other + Interview

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Star Profile Pink Floyd 1
Interview Disc Pink Floyd 1

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