Articles tagged pink floyd

Roger Waters: Amused to Death (take 1)

In 1992, Roger Waters released a mighty record that was given the bum's rush by pop history. Remixed, repackaged, and remastered, it's back to teach us a lesson.

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Counterbalance: Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’

Come in here, dear boy, have a cigar. You're gonna go far, just like the 207th most acclaimed album of all time, Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here.

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Pink Floyd: The Prog Rock Archetype

Although they became hugely successful, Pink Floyd championed a type of integrity that seems uniquely associated with progressive rock: they never imitated anyone else or copied their own previous efforts.

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22 Nov 2011 // 10:00 PM

Pink Floyd: Animals

It's 1977. You're young and pissed off. If you wanted noise and petulance, you had the Sex Pistols. But if you really wanted to rattle some cages, you had Animals.

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Why Not Pink Floyd?

Pink Floyd is perhaps the first truly underground band that cultivated a sound that was too remarkable to remain obscure. They willed themselves to be huge, and their influence is undiminished today.

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Counterbalance: Year One

In this special one-year anniversary edition of Counterbalance, Eric Klinger and Jason Mendelsohn discuss their first year combing through the pop music canon (as determined by Acclaimed Music's calculations of every best-of list available), share a few favorites, and justify a couple items on their expense account.

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10 Albums That Supposedly Suck (But Don’t)

Some of these are hopefully no-brainers, others may be head-scratchers. All of them are albums that deserve a fresh appraisal.

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Oi, You Alright?: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Journey from India to America

As an Indian PhD student at an American university, Sriram Dayanand was given a front row seat to the pre-Internet maelstrom that was the glory of rock 'n' roll. Now covering cricket for ESPN and Sports Illustrated, he details what it was like to journey from musical scarcity in India, to the rock pantheon of the United States.

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Waxing Nostalgic: The Mantras of the Music Geek

Four music geeks reunite to reminisce over their college days in the late '80s. Bold mantras about what's wrong with today's music ensue.

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The 25 Best Progressive Rock Songs of All Time

Put as simply -- and starkly -- as possible, many beautiful babies were thrown out with the bath water by hidebound critics who were content to sniffingly dismiss the more ambitious (pretentious!) works that certain bands were putting out as a matter of course in the early-to-mid-‘70s.

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‘Whatever Happened to Pink Floyd?’ Is a Good Documentary, but Whatever Happened to the DVD?

This is a solid documentary that does a good job of exhaustively covering its main topic. It's a shame, though, that the DVD doesn't include more bonus features, especially the promised but non-existent extended interviews.

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Counterbalance No. 21: Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’

Now for the 800-pound gorilla in the room -- Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. It’s No. 21 on The Big List. Counterbalance explores the depths of the human condition on a trip that's out of this world.

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Syd Barrett: An Introduction to Syd Barrett

That Syd Barrett saw his shot at superstardom dissipate into the darkening circles of his bruised brain is more than a little tragic. That we have a soundtrack to some of that dissolution, as both an artistic and human document, is more than a little miraculous.

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The Orb feat. David Gilmour: Metallic Spheres

The sound of Pink Floyd's lead guitar sits on top of the Orb's music rather than inside of it. That's good, but not good enough.

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Paranoid Android: Is Music the Opiate of the iPod-Owning Masses?

Wherein our curmudgeonly record shop owner realizes that his store with its bins full of vinyl was his own personal iPod long before the iPod was ever invented.

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Echoes: The Complete History of Pink Floyd by Glenn Povey

In an oversized edition, lavishly illustrated, this is a book that will put Floyd fanatics over the dark side of the moon.

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Musical Genius & Its Discontents (ii): British-style

Part 2 of our video venture through lost musical geniuses discovers an unhappier tradition in The UK, where comebacks are not de rigeur! Exemplars include Joe Meek, Brian Jones, Syd Barrett, and Ian Curtis.

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Mind Over Matter 4: The Images of Pink Floyd

Do consider this book as a gift for the Floydian in your life ... just make sure she only looks at the pictures.

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Back when Pink Floyd was the first band in space, they remained mysterious, and cool, by being invisible. For being one of the biggest rock

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6 May 2008 // 4:27 AM

Thirty-five years after Pink Floyd released “The Dark Side of the Moon,” Roger Waters finally has come to grips with his own dark side. “Things

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

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"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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