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Old 08-07-2017, 11:48 AM   #1
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Rating Songs

I admit I went for this click bait site out of curiosity. I knew in my heart I wouldn't agree, I never do, but got sucked in anyway. They don't care, they got their click.

All 165 Pink Floyd Songs, Ranked From Worst to Best


I know it's subjective, whatever blows your skirt up, but this guy sounds like a liberal Democrat.

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152. “The Dogs of War,” A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987):
The exquisite irony of the result of Waters’s departure — which Waters has always been smart enough to acknowledge — was that in 1984 the members of Pink Floyd were by far the most anonymous superstars in the world. Interviews with the band were almost nonexistent, and their picture hadn’t been on the cover of an album since Ummagumma, in 1970. (The band was never on the cover of Rolling Stone until a piece about the breakup … which was published in 1987, years after it all happened.) Who the hell cared that someone named Roger Waters left Pink Floyd?

All that said, Gilmour himself had no business creating a Pink Floyd album on his own — and it was on his own, because, once the album got underway, it was plain that Mason couldn’t even drum any more. Pink Floyd had to hire outside drummers to play drums for its drummer. Gilmour also brought in outside songwriters, a motley crew that extended even to former Madonna collaborator Patrick Leonard. And the record company still rejected the album! Back to the drawing board. The ultimate result was as lame a work as you can imagine. “The Dogs of War” is about mercenaries. Bad guys!

But that didn’t stop the thing from selling 4 million units in the U.S. and lots, lots more overseas. The band’s undiscriminating fans ate up the accompanying Waters-less tour as well, with all the ancient Pink Floyd accoutrements, like the floating pig and the exploding airplane, brought out of mothballs. The tour grossed $250 million. I saw it. It was awesome.
Guess I'm just an undiscriminating fan. I had that song on my answering machine, my soon to be EX listened to it many times.
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Old 08-07-2017, 12:13 PM   #2
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Yeah I don't actually care if the post-Waters work is really Gilmour solo albums. Gilmour solo albums are excellent, better than anything Waters put out on his own!

Patrick Leonard isn't motley crew whatsoever!
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Old 08-07-2017, 12:16 PM   #3
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I bought that CD and saw that tour when they stopped in Mannheim.
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Old 08-07-2017, 07:17 PM   #4
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So you're one of us undiscriminating fans too.
Sometimes when I'd go to a concert by a group I really liked a lot, I'd be disappointed. Sometimes equipment snafus, or other things, sometime the band had a bad night. Even the Who bummed me out once with Quadrophenia. Pink Floyd never disappoints.
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:24 PM   #5
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I don't discriminate. That's racist.
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:25 AM   #6
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Rating songs is a micro-aggression.
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Old 08-08-2017, 11:15 AM   #7
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Not if you state clearly it's your opinion and you are not an expert. But if you do that up front you'll garner less clicks.
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:05 PM   #8
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I don't discriminate. That's racist.
Only if you're using race as a basis for the discrimination.
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