Originally Posted by camisadelgolf
Just some personal opinions:
The Wall is a good album, but it's also one of the most overrated albums ever. It's even below Animals for me. However, Dark Side of the Moon is one of the best albums ever.
Here is my take on Floyd: The Wall is awesome, but it is overhyped. Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here are both masterpieces without a sour note in either album. Animals and Meddle are both fantastic records. Those five albums could play on repeat and I would not get tired of Pink Floyd for at least a week. Everything before Meddle is OK, a little out there for me. The Final Cut is drivel, almost unlistenable. The two records without Roger (Momentary Lapse of Reason and The Division Bell), are very good records. Both are reminiscent of Wish You Were Here, but are not truly Pink Floyd records. I also believe Amused to Death by Roger is an above average album and would have gone platinum if he could use the name Pink Floyd, but also misses something without David Gilmour.
So long story short, beginning with Meddle Pink Floyd is awesome and has released eight wonderful records (seven under the Pink Floyd name and one Roger Waters solo effort) and one useless piece of junk. Prior to that they were an OK band finding their way in the psychadelic and progressive rock world.