I realized that I hadn’t written one of these columns in a while and Pink Floyd seems like a logical choice. It’s actually one of the harder ones to do since I really think they have been a model of consistency regardless of who is in the band. Many of these are interchangeable but the top choices are in stone.
13. The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
These three are all very different albums but all are fairly interchangeable for me. None of them are albums that I ever seek out to listen to.
12. Obscured by Clouds
11. A Saucerful of Secrets
These two are both on the same level for me. If “Sauceful” was more consistent, I think it would place higher. “Obscured” can jump a slot or two but it’s just not an album that grabs me.
10.The Final Cut
While many people call this a Roger Waters solo album, I don’t think it’s that far off from “The Wall” in that regard. The problem is that the songs aren’t as strong and none of them jump out at you.
9. Atom Heart Mother
This album is much better than I think people realize. It’s got some really odd stuff on it but I think it all works.
8. The Endless River
6. The Wall
These three are also all very different but again I could change the order on these three very easily. “Meddle” would be higher but “Seamus” annoys the hell out of me. “The Wall” does have filler on it, I think.
5. A Momentary Lapse of Reason
4. The Division Bell
These two albums I like basically the same. It proved that Waters wasn’t needed. This band always survived regardless of who led things.
2. The Dark Side of the Moon
1. Wish You Were Here
My top three are set in stone. They are easily my favorite albums by them and “Wish You Were Here” has always been my favorite from the moment I heard it. Flawless.
So that’s my list, now you can tell me how wrong I am! Let me know how you rank these albums.