Approval Rate: 82%
Talented without a doubt: "Time" ranks as one of the best classic rock songs ever. Overall however, much too cynical and misanthropic: humans aren't ALL bad ALL the time, Gilmour.
I've got them on the Mount Rushmore of bands along with the Beatles and Zeppelin.
For every good song there are five bad songs. Pink Floyd is among the most over-rated rock bands.
Go ahead and argue all you want, but "The Final Cut" is their masterpiece. It has several of their most exquisite guitar solos along with some of the most poignant lyrics ever to be found on a rock album. It is Pink Floyd "matured" to the point that a lot of the "fans" just didn't "get it" anymore. Too bad for them.
They are 4 stars based on "Dark Side of the Moon" alone. "The Wall" pushes them up to a 5.
Bah... I don't really know or like them very much yet, but I am trying my best to do so. But I recognize that they are a pivotal classic rock band, and are fully worthy of five stars. Update: Shine On You Crazy Diamond has finally broken through and hit me. I appreciate Floyd fully. Overblown yet brilliant musical genius.
dark side of the moon is a great song.
the world is divided into two parts one who has listened pinkfloyed and other who hasn't
My all times favorite band even almost 30 years after I was first exposed to their music. "The Wall" is definitely their masterpiece.
Rock geniuses; Brilliant; Timeless and unique! Dark Side of The Moon and The Wall with nearly 100 million albums sold between them.
Yet another group of pioneers. still sounds modern, in a good way.
Excellent! I've heard some of their songs too many times though.
The durability of their work is shown in their retained popularity amongst a new generation.
OK, it was trendy in the 80's to like Pink Floyd but it was an acquired taste in the 60's. You had to be a heavy duty doper to really be on the Pink Floyd bandwagon.
Pink Floyd was the Benchmark for Synthesized music in the seventies, and still remains one of my favorite all time bands.
I seem to only listen to them when I'm under the influence. Don't care much for them otherwise. Although I think it's pretty cool how their album The Dark Side of the Moon and the Wizard of Oz go together when played in synch.
Psychedelic Rock at it's very best - I love it!
THIS GROUP ABSOLUTELY SUCKS AND IF YOU LIKE THEM YOU ARE A WEENIE! THE END!
A while ago, I heard David Gilmour talking about all the lengths this band went to in order to create perfect sound at their live shows. He was saying that he could "guarantee" concertgoers that the band would offer a "perfect re-creation" of the studio album, note for note. Just by that comment, this dude revealed that he was a tool. I always thought that music, especially live music, was interesting for its imperfections and spontaneity. Silly me.
In some ways the 70s was the pinnacle of rock but that decade also spawned the most insufferably pompous, bombastic and pretentious genre ever..prog rock. Concept albums, albums which contain 'concertos'...Gawd help us! Floyd were not the worst perpetrators. That honour goes to Yes, Styx, Kansas, King Crimson, ELP, Rush, Moody Blues, all prog metal, Camel, Caravan, Genesis, Gong, Gentle Giant, Greenslade, Renaissance, Marillion, Asia, Allan Holdsworth, Brand X, Kate Bush....die you b*st*rds!) Floyd are guilty of many crimes against music but in Dave Gilmour at least they had a guitar player who has come up with some of the tastiest licks in rock. Pity about the rest of the music that surrounds them. But Floyd were arch perpetrators of the crime that is the concept album and for that they should be sentenced to work in the salt mines in some far flung gulag
best band ever thank you
THE Greatest Band of All Time, bar none. They were the most innvative band ever, and all of the members were incredible at what they did. Gods of rock. Greatest Song- Comfortably Numb Greatest Album- The Dark Side of the Moon
Overrated?? Having an album on the Billboard charts for something like 14 years straight deserves a little respect, don't you think? Granted, after "The Wall" they went downhill, but everything they put out in the 70's was brilliant.
What can I say about Pretentious Fluff that hasn't been said already? Or at least what can I say that's good about them?
Quite simply the most overrated band of all time.
Why did it come up that I'd given them 5 stars when I gave them 1?
I wish they would do one last tour.
Horrible Band with a brilliant guitarist. Need to be stoned to listen to this crap. They should be hung, except for Gilmore. These guys suck.
Deep space static? Sounds like you've heard one song by them Felix. No way to judge a band. Sure, I guess they use some odd sound effects but really, have you ever really listened to Animals? Like really listened to it? I really severely disliked most of their stuff the first time around but I've really grown to love it. In no way is Pink Floyd for the musically dead. The Floyd employs the soaring melody of an orchestra and the powerful sound of an electric guitar, a gospel choir, animal sounds, anything to enhance their music. Really, why would Dark Side of the Moon be heralded as a musical milestone if it was "musically dead"? To say such things about such a powerful work of art that has been known to move me to tears is blasphemous.
Deep space static is no substitute for music. Lowest rating!!!
COMFORTABLY NUMB IS THE MASRERPIECE ULTIMATE GUITARING BY THE GOD OF GUITAR HIMSELF MR DAVID GILMOUR.THEY R THE GREATEST ROCK BAND EVER.
Pink floyd rules!
good band but easily one of the more overrated bands of all time, i certainly think there better than some other famous rock bands like guns n roses and cream but bands like led zep, deep purple and judas priest are better
Sounds like Malmsey71 gets a hard on looking at pictures of David Gilmour
The worst thing about classic rock radio is that it tends to reduce a classic band's output to two or three well-known songs. With Pink Floyd, that's a shame, because there's so much more to this band than "Money" and "Another Brick in the Wall Part 2," the latter of which is probably one of the weakest songs in their entire canon. Everyone knows "Dark Side of the Moon" and "The Wall," but you owe it to yourself, if you love good music, to check out the rest of their output. They were at their musically creative peak in the years leading up to "Dark Side," though their debut, "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn," is a little dodgy, more of a typical '60s psychedlia party that sounds awfully dated today. That's not to take away from Syd Barrett, who gave the band their footing, but had it not been for Syd's demise into madness that paved the way for David Gilmour's entrance, this band may have quickly faded away and been remembered today as a short-lived '60s curiosity. David became the ban... Read more
Self indulgent electronic garbage. My plumbing makes better sounds.
I enjoy listening to Floyd as a backdrop while working. It is very relaxing.
One of my all time favorite bands. They are off the wall and send a powerful message to the goverment...leave the little guy alone! Any band who can use minor chords and harmony like that is high in my book. Got to see them (sans Waters) at the end of their Delecate Sounds of thunder tour in the south of France.....what an swesome show! I will never forget it. Ive been listening to them for years and will continue to do so!
PF is a rock orchestra. . .a seemingly ironic statement. Floyd is good drug music and underrated for its technical intelligence. "Dark Side" is a must-own followed by the un-appreciated "Wish You Were Here".
all who love these guys know why they are great. cant say i like their stuff w/o waters but to be fair waters solo stuff is un-balanced as well. I saw floyd in 1988, i also have seen waters twice 1987 and 2001 side note, if your ever on a road trip pop in the song atom heart mother around sunrise or sunset. incredible
I am about to explain to you why they are the greatest band of all time. Lets start with the basics Dave Gilmour, one of the greatest guitarist of all time, and Roger Waters, he was the heart of the band until the 80s but Gilmour did a excellent job himself but wasnt as good at writing. Dark Side of the Moon stayed on the charts for 236 weeks thats about 10 years. The Wall sold over 23 million copies and Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 2 is an anthem for high school students everywhere. Their concerts were complex and involving, so entertaining they made a movie just on The Wall concert. I admit their music is a little bit of an aquired taste but if you sit down and listen to them you will fall in love with the Floyd.
They are a great band, but I can get a little tired of them. The only songs you'll hear on the radio are from Dark Side, Wish You Were Here, a little from Animals, and The Wall. Atom Heart Mother is very interesting.
A superb band indeed! They made some great mind blowing music. A lot of it influenced by the mental decline of their original leader Syd Barret. His sad condition provided some great writing material. Since the departure of Roger Waters the band has declined and I dont consider them relevant. Pink Floyd was only a band from 1966-1979. I hope Gilmour and his cronies have packed it in. They're embarassing themselves. I'd give Pink Floyd 5 stars but the remaining yoyos carrying on the Floyd name devalue the band.
As much as I loved this group they aren't that good. They had some good songs that when on too long. Dark Side of the Moon was on the charts for about 30 years. It also synchs up with The Wizard of oz. They strike as the group that inspired This is Spinal Tap.
Everyne who say they are the best band ever are right. They have been around a long time and deserve peoples respect. Their music has yet to be matched by any band I have heard since.
The best thing that ever happened to this band was Roger Waters leaving. Before Roger I was not a big fan but after I think they are great David Gilmore is a guitar god
There is nothing like closing your eyes, being in a darkened room, and listening to Floyd's music. Their music is a wonderful journey, with ultimate highs and lows, swooping over and through you, as you ride the cosmos with their songs... [and this is coming from a guy who has not ever taken any kind of drugs - the music is all I need to transport me to places in my mind, thank you! :) ] To those that have rated this band as bad or terrible, heck, why did you even bother? Go listen to your fluffy be-bop pop crud! ;) The Wall is an absolute masterpiece, with amazing tunes that are all that much more when heard live or via headphones... Wonderful, talented, great, excellent. Bring The Boys Back on stage!!! ;)
roger waters was the only good one in the group; higly overrated but give credit where credit is due.