The Wall (studio album) by Pink Floyd

The Wall by Pink Floyd
Year: 1979
Overall rank: 27th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 3,266 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1979 (2nd)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1970s (7th)
Award Top 50 albums of all time (27th)

Pink Floyd bestography

The Wall is ranked 3rd best out of 36 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 85,476.

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87/100 (from 3,266 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 86.5/100, a mean average of 85.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 86.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.0.

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90/100
From 04/21/2022 21:45
Double albums need to be judged on a different set of criteria to single disc albums. The artist has decided that not enough can be trimmed and the 80 minutes+ represents the very best of what has been produced. Any filler on these albums should be judged very harshly indeed. Not so with The Wall. Its strong narrative needs the full 2 discs to be able to breathe, so the one or two tracks which dip below the strength expected can be forgiven (there aren't many, mind!). Too many highlights to mention, tunes to spare, great vocals and instrumentation work and superb lyrics. Adds up to an exceptional and full-on listening experience.
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95/100
From 04/12/2022 08:27
Double albums like this don't come around often. There isn't a weak moment throughout and every track fits perfectly in terms of narrative and overall storytelling. The highs are absolutely ridiculous and the production is incredible. The way the end joins back up with the beginning is genius.
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90/100
From 03/21/2022 22:23
One of my all time favourite records. It was a big part of my teenage years and my mates and I would spend hours contemplating its meaning and trying to recreate the wonderful sounds. Sonically it was stunning on a set of headphones back in the late 70's.
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From 03/03/2022 17:36
I LOVE THE WALL. it is loaded with great songs
the best of all is Comfortably Numb. I love the
way they linked all of the songs together.
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From 02/05/2022 21:26
Despite being a Pink Floyd fan, I never really considered this album to be up to the standard of DSOTM and WYWH, and I don't really like albums with 20 songs where most of them are 1 minute long. But you can't deny there is some of their best work on this bloated double album - In The Flesh, Run Like Hell, Another Brick In The Wall. I like Comfortably Numb but find it a bit overrated.
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From 02/03/2022 21:07
Highly ambitious and emotional, this album represents what rock could be on a larger scale.
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From 01/31/2022 22:45
Can't see this over animals...
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From 01/12/2022 08:34
That is how a concept album is done, seamlessly, professionally, and literally. Historical..
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From 01/10/2022 23:19
This is Pink Floyd's magnum opus. It does more thematically than any previous album while upping the length and scale and not loosing any musical quality.
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85/100
From 01/07/2022 17:07
I’m going to lay my biases out up front. I don’t like double albums, I don’t like conceptual rock operas, and I can’t think of a duller subject than the alienation of a rock star who is struggling with processing his own success.

But…playing this album two years into a global pandemic, watching the ineptitude and greed of the elite on the news, watching friends and former friends slip quietly into the online void, watching the seeming end of common sense by those who are supposed to have the most of it…

Well, let’s just say that this record hits the spot. Too many of us are comfortably numb without a way to stop. I wish the record had ended after Run Like Hell.
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Best Albums of 1979
1. London Calling by The Clash
2. The Wall by Pink Floyd
3. Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division
4. Fear Of Music by Talking Heads
5. Entertainment! by Gang Of Four
6. Off The Wall by Michael Jackson
7. Breakfast In America by Supertramp
8. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
9. Rust Never Sleeps by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
10. Tusk by Fleetwood Mac
11. Reggatta De Blanc by The Police
12. Metal Box by Public Image Ltd.
13. Damn The Torpedoes by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
14. The B-52's by The B-52's
15. Armed Forces by Elvis Costello And The Attractions
16. Specials by The Specials
17. Singles Going Steady by Buzzcocks
18. 154 by Wire
19. Setting Sons by The Jam
20. Y by The Pop Group
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