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Wish You Were Here (album) by Pink Floyd 

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Wish You Were Here
Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd (1975)
Overall rank: 12th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
90/100 (from 2,427 votes)
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Accolades: Best album of 1975 (1st)
Top 10 albums of the 1970s (3rd)
Top 20 albums of all time (12th)

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Pink Floyd bestography

Wish You Were Here is ranked 2nd best out of 31 albums by Pink Floyd on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Pink Floyd is The Dark Side Of The Moon which is ranked number 2 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 149,045.

Pink Floyd album bestography « Higher ranked (2nd) This album (12th) Lower ranked (23rd) »
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Members who like this album also like: The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin and The Wall by Pink Floyd.

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From Seab 3 days ago
My personal favorite out of the Pink Floyd albums, although Dark Side could take that as well. Just some insanely good progressive rock.

Favorite Track: Have a Cigar
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From Fischman 3 days ago
Another total Floydian masterpiece. Right up there with Dark Side of the Moon.
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From gallopinggaucho 01/16/2017 19:24
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From ffudnebbuh 01/16/2017 15:04
I am sure that many people remember how this album was originally released. It was shrunk wrapped with a dark blue plastic covering with the round Pink floyd "wish you were here" sticker in the right hand corner of the cover...It anyone kept the original album unopened, it would worth a considerable amount.
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From Egophobia 01/13/2017 23:32
Brilliant album from start to finish, and my favorite Pink Floyd album all in all :)
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From Mehran 12/24/2016 01:12
Best track: Have A Cigar
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From Mountandrew 12/19/2016 20:02
Such a beautiful album, my favorite album produced my Pink Floyd.
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From Tidus1997 11/17/2016 16:20
This album had one of the most beautifully performed songs, in all of music history. Shine On You Crazy Diamond, is a song that will make you cry; so will the track, Wish You
Were Here. In between those songs is a track that talks about how the musical industry will teach people how to be "Great" musicians.

Overall, sad album. When you look up the history of Syd Barrett, you'll understand what I mean. That's what most of Pink Floyd's songs are about, Syd Barrett and how they lost a friend to mental illness.
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From YikYak 11/12/2016 20:27
What an album. A classic by Pink Floyd. One of their best. Do I dare say their best album?

I dare. What does Pink Floyd do after making The Dark Side of the Moon? Follows it up with an album with even more grit and beauty.

The Dark Side of the Moon has been a favorite of mine for a long time. I decided I wanted to listen to more of Pink Floyd's music and checked this out. To be honest, I looked at the run-time on each of the songs on the album and was intimidated. I was afraid I wouldn't like it.

Man, was I wrong. This album is perfect all the way through. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V) is an amazing opener to the album. The 8 minutes of opening instrumentals are perfect, only to be opened up with lyrics that not only meet the quality of the instrumentals, but exceed them. Welcome to the Machine and Have a Cigar maintain the greatness, preparing for the title track. And just wow. Wish You Were Here may legitimately be the greatest song of all time. The instrumentals are absolutely incredible, but it's the lyrical beauty that truly puts this song in question of greatest of all time. And the transition into Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts VI-IX) is flawless, leading into a closer that brings the album full circle, never having a dull or weak moment.

While this isn't the popular Pink Floyd favorite, this album takes the greatness of The Dark Side of the Moon and builds upon it, elevating to levels never thought possible before. And this album gets better and better with every listen. And this is, without a doubt, my favorite Pink Floyd album and my favorite album of the 1970s.
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From Yipyapper 11/08/2016 19:37
5 songs can certainly drive people away, given that only two of them are easy listens. That being said, when you have 5 songs with this much condensed talent—ask 5 different people and they'll pick a different track each—and feel like it's been everything the artist creating it was leading up to, then you've got quite an album on your hands. It's not as polished as Dark Side, and it doesn't have the raw emotion or vitriol of Animals, but it'd be worse if it had gone to either extreme. As it is, it's comfortable, fitting for anyone, and is honestly the #1 best album to get into Floyd with.

Key Cuts: Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Have a Cigar, Wish You Were Here
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Best Albums of 1975
1. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
2. Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
3. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
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