Wish You Were Here (studio album) by Pink Floyd

Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
Year: 1975
Overall rank: 8th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
91/100 (from 3,763 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 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 84,334.

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91/100 (from 3,763 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 91.3/100, a mean average of 90.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 91.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.9.

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From 04/27/2022 16:11
So glad this has been bumped to 7th overall.
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From 04/13/2022 16:24
An incredible odyssey of introspective soul searching that ends before you've had time to digest the emotional changes the album has put you through so you listen again and again and again. Beautiful.
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From 04/09/2022 19:34
This album is perfection in every posssible way. Great lyrics, fantastic vocals and gorgeous production that gives goosebumps while listening to. There is no bad track on here, they're all great but my favorite is probably title track, so simple and yet so beautiful.
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From 03/18/2022 02:17
Wish You Were Here changed my whole outlook on music. It's probably the only album that only took one listen for me to fall in love with. I see it as a very lonely album because of it's shortage of lyrics, (and also because I discovered it during the pandemic as I was by myself for three months). Shine On You Crazy Diamond may be the best track of all time. Although the themes may not be as complex as Dark Side, the music is life-changing.
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From 03/01/2022 11:49
Track score 93. Place in my top albums chart 4th. Rating 100
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From 12/31/2021 14:20
I'm not usually a fan of 10+ minute songs, but I make an exception for both Shine On You Crazy Diamond tracks. Welcome To The Machine is a bit disappointing, but that is made up for by the title track which is quite simply one of the best songs ever written.
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From 12/27/2021 08:23
Para mí, el mejor disco de rock progresivo de la historia.
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From 11/02/2021 18:23
When I was a kid with my first guitar, Wish You Were Here was my white whale. I still play it at gigs, 30 years later. It's required listening for all of my Guitar students, as well.
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From 10/06/2021 18:12
Gilmour's solos in Shine On are some of the greatest electric guitar playing in classic rock history. Wright's keyboard work is some of the best ever recorded. This album is amazing.
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From 08/24/2021 17:02
Segundo álbum del cuarteto de discos mágico de Pink Floyd (sobre todo trio). A la altura del DSOTM y por tanto uno de los mejores discos de todos los tiempos. Me hubiera encantado estar en esas sesiones de grabación. Ver esos cuatro músicos en acción tuvo que ser espectacular.
Solamente Shine on your crazy Diamond vale cada segundo en oro. Impresionante canción. Por supuesto, el resto de canciones no se quedan atrás. Wish you were Here, es muy emotiva.
Un 100/100.
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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. Mothership Connection by Parliament
11. Toys In The Attic by Aerosmith
12. The Hissing Of Summer Lawns by Joni Mitchell
13. The Köln Concert by Keith Jarrett
14. Zuma by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
15. Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John
16. Young Americans by David Bowie
17. Sabotage by Black Sabbath
18. The Basement Tapes by Bob Dylan & The Band
19. Expensive Shit by Fela Kuti & Africa 70
20. Ommadawn by Mike Oldfield
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