The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (studio album) by Pink Floyd

The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn by Pink Floyd
Year: 1967
Overall rank: 158th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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82/100 (from 1,782 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1967 (8th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1960s (27th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (158th)

Pink Floyd bestography

The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn is ranked 6th best out of 34 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 94,022.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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82/100 (from 1,782 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 82.1/100, a mean average of 81.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.0.

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80/100
From 03/09/2021 20:56
It was a real pleasure listening to this album again especially to Astronomy Domine and Interstellar Overdrive which must be the first of something. But the genius of Syd Barrett shines on every single diamond on this album.
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From 02/06/2021 15:17
pretty bizarre
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80/100
From 01/24/2021 17:59
It's quality and uniqueness can't be denied, I never loved it tho.
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From 01/20/2021 18:34
A trip in Syd Barrett's beatiful mind, you can't miss it.
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95/100
From 01/12/2021 14:36
A brilliant debut and Syd Barrett's best work
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70/100
From 12/19/2020 04:48
I never really latched onto Barrett-era Floyd, even in my younger, less conservative days. It's just all better from here.
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From 07/10/2020 16:24
A fantastic debut that took me some time to appreciate. The Floyd are probably my favorite band and definitely the band that my ears have spent the most time with but the stereo version of Piper never really took a hold of me. I've always liked "Astronomy Domine", "Flaming", "Interstellar Overdrive" and "Bike" but the other songs never clicked with me until I heard the mono. In fact, the previously mentioned songs are the only ones that I'd prefer the stereo version over the mono. I'm conflicted on "Interstellar Overdrive" because the two are mixes are so different. The stereo version sounds much more grandiose but the organ is a nice addition on the mono track. The phasing is what tips my opinion in favor of the stereo. Even if it is a bit sloppy, I'm accustomed to it and I think it adds a whole other dimension to the recording. Regardless of the mix, the album is a landmark moment for psychedelia. There isn't any contemporary music that it can be adequately compared to. It is too technically sound to be compared to The Red Krayola or the like and too weird to be compared to something along the lines of the Beatles. I guess, it's a little like The Doors debut but that's inadequate because there a distinct lack of ego that Jim Morrison embodies for them (that is not meant in a bad way at all). Syd is incredible on this album but not in any way similar to Jim Morrison. His guitar is magnificent, unbelievably creative and the songs are unique in that they could only come from his mind-palace. Everyone else is fantastic too, especially Rick Wright. The album would not be close to what it is without the eclectic sound that he brings. The bit between "Interstellar Overdrive" and "Bike" is a little underwhelming.
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From 06/09/2020 11:45
Fact: You will never hear anything like this again. Whether that's a good thing or not is up to you, but I think the odds are strongly in favour of your jaw dropping.
As a kid, my brain exploded listening to this.
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Best Albums of 1967
1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
2. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
3. The Doors by The Doors
4. Are You Experienced by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
5. Forever Changes by Love
6. Magical Mystery Tour by The Beatles
7. Songs Of Leonard Cohen by Leonard Cohen
8. The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn by Pink Floyd
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11. Strange Days by The Doors
12. Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane
13. Days Of Future Passed by The Moody Blues
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18. Chelsea Girl by Nico
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