The Dark Side Of The Moon (studio album) by Pink Floyd

The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 2nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
92/100 (from 5,213 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 1973 (1st)
Award Best album of the 1970s (1st)
Award Top 10 albums of all time (2nd)

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The Dark Side Of The Moon is ranked as the best album by Pink Floyd.

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Rating: 84 (1,002 votes)Comments: 13
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Rating: 92 (1,274 votes)Comments: 15
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Rating: 95 (1,663 votes)Comments: 38
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92/100 (from 5,213 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 92.3/100, a mean average of 91.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 92.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.9.

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90/100
From 04/27/2024 22:48
Ok I take it back this album is a bit overrated. I mean its good Definity top 10 albums to me but not top 2 in my personal opinion sorry not sorry. but time is still a top 5 song in my opinion
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50/100
From 04/21/2024 07:37
Nunca me ha vuelto loco.
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95/100
From 03/14/2024 14:25
Still a masterpiece
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Rating:  
90/100
From 02/07/2024 05:11
This album is adored by so many for good reason. It is surely the most significant early pioneer of headphone-immersion rock appreciation. When listening to DSotM I can easily picture the long-haired, British youth, stoned, sitting on a beanbag alone in their bedroom, with headphones plugged in, wearing their 70s t-shirt and flared jeans.

While I much prefer Wish You Were Here there’s no denying that this is the peak in album production for its era.
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Rating:  
85/100
From 01/11/2024 12:56
Album Rating: 80.11
(721/9)

01.03.1973

Pink Floyd (UK): The Dark Side Of The Moon

1.Speak To Me n/a
2.Breathe 87
3.On The Run 38
4.Time 97
5.The Great Gig In The Sky 91
6.Money 84
7.Us And Them 88
8.Any Colour You Like 68
9.Brain Damage 85
10.Eclipse 83

In order:

Pink Floyd - Time (TDSOTM) 97
Pink Floyd - The Great Gig In The Sky (TDSOTM) 91
Pink Floyd - Us And Them (TDSOTM) 88
Pink Floyd - Breathe (TDSOTM) 87
Pink Floyd - Brain Damage (TDSOTM) 85
Pink Floyd - Money (TDSOTM) 84
Pink Floyd - Eclipse (TDSOTM) 83
Pink Floyd - (TDSOTM) - Any Colour You Like 68
Pink Floyd - (TDSOTM) - On The Run 38
Pink Floyd - (TDSOTM) - Speak To Me n/a
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From 11/10/2023 17:14
Incredible psychedelic album. The production while at the time groundbreaking is slightly dated, but the otherworldly songwriting makes up for it. This is an absolute masterpiece and a true landmark of psychedelic rock.
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Rating:  
95/100
From 06/29/2023 00:16
Great album.
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90/100
From 05/22/2023 07:30
A strong concept album that flows beautifully from track to track making this one of the most seamless records ever created. As soon as the music starts you are engrossed in this atmosphere which feels timeless as it is still just as captivating to this day. The atmosphere they create on here is so good that you never tire of it which results in me on several occasions just restarting this album as soon as it finishes. Another major contributing factor to this is just how well the group play along the line of complex and accessible. They seem to capture this perfect balance between the two which results in an album that is so easy to get into but it also has the ability to make you constantly come back as there is so much quality to explore. Amongst the stuff you can properly dive into is the instrumentation and the lyrics with both of them being fantastic. Instrumentally, this is a very strong release with the drums, organ, piano and guitars being truly exceptional. Then we have the lyrics where they go into themes of materialism, time, death, mental illness and many more. All of these are wrote about in an intelligent and educated way that makes it relatable to the listener and almost forces them to question their entire life. Overall, while I do not believe this is their greatest record it is probably the most important one in their history and it still has so much quality that it has now become a timeless classic.
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100/100
From 05/04/2023 09:41
A record that is somehow both experimental and mainstream. That is adored by audiophiles and yet also had such extreme popular appeal that it sold 50 million copies while having only one moderately successful single. A concept album where each song flows into one another almost seamlessly, and where almost every single song (except On the Run) is brilliant. You only need to look at the ratings here for each song. Its nearly all in the 90s. Nuts.

Somehow its still not Floyd's best. But it is a 100/100
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95/100
From 04/12/2023 09:33
Fantastic concept album and one of the greatest records of all time. Beautiful to listen to while on a train ride.
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Best Albums of 1973
1. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
2. Innervisions by Stevie Wonder
3. Houses Of The Holy by Led Zeppelin
4. Selling England By The Pound by Genesis
5. Quadrophenia by The Who
6. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
7. Band On The Run by Paul McCartney & Wings
8. Aladdin Sane by David Bowie
9. Raw Power by Iggy And The Stooges
10. Future Days by Can
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12. Head Hunters by Herbie Hancock
13. For Your Pleasure by Roxy Music
14. Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield
15. Closing Time by Tom Waits
16. Berlin by Lou Reed
17. The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle by Bruce Springsteen
18. Let's Get It On by Marvin Gaye
19. Artaud by Pescado Rabioso
20. Catch A Fire by The Wailers
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