Thursday, November 10 2011
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 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
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
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
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.
Tuesday, May 7 2013
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
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.
Friday, January 31 2014
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
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
There are plenty of magical––and funny (no, really)––moments throughout, enough that one can recommend this doc without reservation.
Tuesday, May 29 2012
With the world drifting dangerously closer to George Orwell's 1984 every day, Waters goes the extra mile to emphasize the album's strong anti-war and anti-authoritarian themes to make a true statement.
Wednesday, April 4 2012
If the sounds on Archer Black's debut are dramatic (sometimes in exciting ways), the words -- from the album title on down -- still lack subtlety.
Friday, August 30 2013
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
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
A teaser of the expanded Immersion Edition of Pink Floyd's The Wall and an opportunity to win one!
Tuesday, November 8 2011
A teaser of the expanded Wish You Were Here sets and two chances to win!
Friday, February 18 2011
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.
Thursday, May 24 2012
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
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
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
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