Sunday, February 10, 2013

Pink Floyd
"Wish You Were Here" (CD)

Pink Floyd's ninth album was released in 1975 and continued the band's voyage into sonic exploration through the use of synthesizers and other electronic innovations.

While 'Dark Side' will forever be their most well-known work, there's a lot to suggest that 'Wish You Were Here' is really a better, more well-rounded work.  Similarly, 'the Wall' is one of the best sounding records I've ever heard, so there are quite a few trophies that Gilmour & co. can lay hold of.

I can't consider Pink Floyd one of my favorite bands, but I can consider them amongst the most innovative musical explorers in rock n' roll.  A present day contemporary could be Radiohead, but Floyd's emergence at the dawn of electronic sound production and recording meant the exponential increase in possibilities that may only come around once.

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