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Thursday, November 10 2011

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.


Thursday, November 10 2011

PopMatters Music for the Gifted (or, December 2011 Presents)

PopMatters has holiday music gift ideas for everyone you love now – and all whom you hope to love in the New Year.


Monday, August 1 2011

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.


Sunday, May 22 2011

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.


Monday, November 1 2010

A Very Irregular Head: The Life of Syd Barrett

Pink Floyd's ‘Interstellar Overdrive’ was a zeitgeist moment in the development of English pop music, the moment when pop liberated itself from its blues roots.


Columns

Tuesday, May 7 2013

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.


Tuesday, September 4 2012

The Cinematic Experience of Roger Waters' 'The Wall Live'

Almost synonymous with the name Pink Floyd, The Wall went from an idea to an operatic concept album to a multimedia concert experience to a full length movie to a post-Floyd concert special at the Berlin Wall itself and back to the stage as Roger Waters brought his concert tour The Wall Live to the world.


Reviews

Thursday, August 14 2014

Pink Floyd: The Division Bell (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

Welcome to the machine.


Monday, June 16 2014

The Crazy Diamond Shines On in 'The Pink Floyd & Syd Barrett Story'

This re-release is a complete and balanced documentary about a rock genius whose contributions proved to be short-lived, yet resonate.


Friday, January 31 2014

Tom Stoppard's Inability to Stop Delighting His Audience

A hodgepodge of The Wizard of Oz, Pink Floyd, game theory, and philosophical thought experiments, Darkside is a self-reflexive interrogation of the nature of reality and fiction.


Wednesday, December 11 2013

Waters and Pink Floyd, Brick by Brick by Tantalizing Brick

It takes a complex writer to capture the complexity of Roger Waters, and to shine light on what we admire and dislike about this musical genius.


Sunday, July 1 2012

'Pink Floyd: The Story of Wish You Were Here': The Band's Most Haunting and Affecting Album

There are plenty of magical––and funny (no, really)––moments throughout, enough that one can recommend this doc without reservation.


Blogs

Friday, August 30 2013

Counterbalance No. 140: Pink Floyd's 'The Wall'

Hey you. Yes, you behind the bikesheds. How can you have any pudding if you don't listen to the 140th most acclaimed album of all time? Pink Floyd's magnum opus is this week's Counterbalance, so settle in and feel the warm thrill of confusion.


Friday, September 21 2012

Counterbalance No. 99: Pink Floyd's 'Piper at the Gates of Dawn'

The 99th most acclaimed album of all time has got a bike. You can ride it if you like. It’s got a basket, a bell and things to make it look good. Syd Barrett & Co. 1967 debut is this week’s Counterbalance.


Monday, February 27 2012

CONTEST: Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' Immersion Edition Trailer + Giveaway

A teaser of the expanded Immersion Edition of Pink Floyd's The Wall and an opportunity to win one!


Tuesday, November 8 2011

CONTEST: Win Pink Floyd's 'Wish You Were Here' OUT TODAY!

A teaser of the expanded Wish You Were Here sets and two chances to win!


Friday, February 18 2011

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.


News

Thursday, May 24 2012

All in all, it’s more bricks in ‘The Wall’

LOS ANGELES — When Pink Floyd first took its concept album “The Wall” to the concert stage more than three decades ago, even lead singer and


Monday, May 21 2012

Roger Waters unveils Pink Floyd channel for Sirius XM

LOS ANGELES — In advance of his performance of “The Wall” on Saturday at the Los Angeles Coliseum, British rocker Roger Waters stopped in on veteran


Thursday, November 11 2010

Roger Waters talks about taking another crack at 'The Wall'

In its day, "The Wall," which came out in 1979, was a colossal commercial success, especially considering it's a mostly autobiographical work about separation, pain and suffering, beginning with the death of Waters' father in World War II when Waters was 5 months old.


Monday, June 11 2007

Why Pink Floyd's 1973 masterpiece continues to matter

Last week offered reason to revisit Sgt. Pepper, it having just turned 40. This week brings reason to revisit another conceptual rock monument: The Dark Side


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