Wish You Were Here (studio album) by Pink Floyd

Wish You Were Here
Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
Year: 1975
Overall rank: 8th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
91/100 (from 3,595 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 1975 (1st)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1970s (2nd)
Award Top 10 albums of all time (8th)

Pink Floyd bestography

Wish You Were Here is ranked 2nd best out of 35 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 93,656.

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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 91.3/100, a mean average of 89.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 91.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.0.

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From 05/03/2021 14:36
What perfection sounds like
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From 04/19/2021 00:36
My favourite album ever!!! No words for those guitar solos. Just close your eyes and listen.....
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From 01/24/2021 15:44
Best Floyd album, absolutely great. Have A Cigar and Wish You Were Here are the highlights, with the sandwich of Shine On You Crazy Diamond great bookends.
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From 01/13/2021 16:22
Que dire de cet album ? Un Pink Floyd qui fait le boulot. Certain me trouveront dur, mais hors mis Wish You Were Here, je ne vibre pas sur cette album comme j'ai pu vibrer sur The Dark Side Of The Moon, Th Wall ou encore Animals
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From 01/12/2021 14:43
The only thing I would have changed about this album is having one of the Pink Floyd members sing "Have a Cigar" instead of Roy Harper
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From 12/17/2020 18:00
This is the best album by Pink Floyd. Why? Themes: It better conveys the themes of lunacy and loneliness that were expressed in the previous album, DSoTM, and also incorporates other themes like corporate greed. Composition: the structure of the album is better than Dark Side. Some of the interludes in Dark Side are awkward, unlike this album. Besides that, I enjoy the albums pretty much the same. Lyrically, Dark Side and this album are pretty on par. However, this album just has a small edge over Dark Side, in my humble opinion.
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From 12/09/2020 16:05
Greatest of all time if judging on a track by track basis, there's only 5 of them though, still legendary,
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From 11/27/2020 02:48
I sometimes took this album for granted because all these songs are overplayed on the radio. But I remember my Dad saying this was his favorite album of all time and so I gave it a spin for the first time in years. There is no denying it's a masterpiece. Perfect sequencing and flow from start to finish.
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From 10/23/2020 02:28
My favorite album of all time. Absolutely flawless.
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From 10/20/2020 12:25
I've never really got into progressive rock. I find it to be a consuming investment, which is where I struggle with casual playback. That being said, there's just something about this record that flows so naturally -- you cant pull your ears away from it. Pink Floyd's best.
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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
4. A Night At The Opera by Queen
5. Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
6. Another Green World by Brian Eno
7. Horses by Patti Smith
8. Tonight's The Night by Neil Young
9. Fleetwood Mac (1975) by Fleetwood Mac
10. Toys In The Attic by Aerosmith
11. The Hissing Of Summer Lawns by Joni Mitchell
12. Mothership Connection by Parliament
13. The Köln Concert by Keith Jarrett
14. Young Americans by David Bowie
15. Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John
16. The Basement Tapes by Bob Dylan & The Band
17. Zuma by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
18. Sabotage by Black Sabbath
19. Expensive Shit by Fela Kuti & Africa 70
20. Ommadawn by Mike Oldfield
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