I never thought I’d do a Pink Floyd list for a new release. Maybe there was a box set coming out yet again…or another remastered deluxe special expanded edition. Maybe. But new material…I had given up on that fantasy. Today…20 years since their last release, a new Pink Floyd album is here. I know, it’s not technically a new release. It’s leftover material from the Division Bell session, reworked into an instrumental tribute to late keyboardist Richard Wright. No, it’s not Dark Side of the Moon…but then again…DSOTM is considered one of the greatest albums of all time in any genre. Expecting the band at 70-years-old to match a one in a million anomaly is foolish. Expecting the band to do justice to their later work is honorable. The album is just that, a touching end to a gallant career. The Endless River sounds like a film score, floating in at the end of a movie as the credits scroll across the screen. We expect bands to end their careers with the same bang in which they arrived. The problem with that is our expectations are flawed. The band will choose to end their career they way the want to end it and not the way the fans deem. The band is great not in spite of their flaws but because of them. The Endless River is who the band at this moment time and we should appreciate they are still around to enrich us one more time with their music.
Here are the 11 Best Songs By Pink Floyd:
- Comfortably Numb (The Wall)
- Wish You Were Here (Wish You Were Here)
- Dogs (Animals)
- Another Brick in the Wall Part 2 (The Wall)
- Brain Damage (Dark Side Of The Moon)
- Us and Them (Dark Side Of The Moon)
- Childhood’s End (Obscured By Clouds)
- Echoes (Meddle)
- Have A Cigar (Wish You Were Here)
- Green Is The Colour (More)
- Shine On You Crazy Diamond I-IV (Wish You Were Here)
Buy Pink Floyd’s new album, The Endless River…now!