Give these underrated Pink Floyd records a try

Pink Floyd’s run of Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, and The Wall is one of the greatest winning streaks in rock history.  But if those albums aren’t enough to fulfill your Pink Floyd fix, then give these ones a try:

Meddle (1971)

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This is where Pink Floyd came into their own and is their first truly great album released after the departure of founding member Syd Barrett.  Great for listening on long drives at night.  One song is a spacey 23-minute epic, while another has lyrics that go like this: “One of these days I’m going to cut you into little pieces.”  Can’t really go wrong with this one.

The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967)

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If you want to find out why Pink Floyd dedicated Wish You Were Here to Syd Barrett, then definitely give this one a listen.  Might not be for the faint of heart.

Atom Heart Mother (1970)

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Ignore the long title track because it approaches Ummagumma territory, but all the other songs range from good to great.  “Fat Old Sun” has one of Gilmour’s best guitar solos.  Don’t listen to Roger Waters’ opinion of this album.

If somebody said to me now – right – here’s a million pounds, go out and play Atom Heart Mother, I’d say you must be f**king joking.

It’s not that bad.

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