Wish You Were Here (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 3,413 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 33 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 98,166.

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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 90.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 91.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.1.

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From 05/29/2020 17:13
Fav. Tracks: Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Pts. I-V + VI-XI), Wish You Were Here.
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From 05/24/2020 09:12
best progressive rock album ever!!!!
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From 05/23/2020 00:08
Brilliant album. This comes really to close to DSOTM.
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From 04/30/2020 21:49
Amazing album, perhaps the most technical of all time
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From 02/06/2020 18:49
This album is amazing every single song is perfect and flows incredibly well. Probably my 2nd favourite album 2nd only to Kid A
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From 01/30/2020 00:39
PART 8 ...funky...for me is the best part of Shine on...ahead of its time and even this time
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From 01/30/2020 00:22
Welcome to machine is incredible... more i listen more i like... f..k
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From 01/12/2020 00:10
They just completely abandoned rock 'n' roll on this album. I would rather catagorize them as jazz, because anyone looking for good rock should not be looking here. Of course it ain't really jazz either. So what is it? It has more to do with what electronic music artists were trying to achieve at that time; music that focuses on the sounds rather than anything else. And of course when your favorite guitar band (a rock band they ain't anymore) starts doing that... with guitars, it has to be praised to the heavens. The same thing happened some twenty years later with Radiohead: audiences who had never heard electronic music praised them as if they invented electronic music, while the real mastermind of their sound was a prick who liked to photoshop his face onto everything.

Prog rock is more about adapting than innovating. They're the vultures of music; eating the leftovers of other's hard work. Just add guitar, everyone will love it and you'll be praised for decades to come.
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From 12/03/2019 09:13
One of the best
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From 10/06/2019 13:08
One of the best album ever, it,s very technical and cold
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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. Mothership Connection by Parliament
12. The Köln Concert by Keith Jarrett
13. The Hissing Of Summer Lawns by Joni Mitchell
14. Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John
15. The Basement Tapes by Bob Dylan & The Band
16. Young Americans by David Bowie
17. Sabotage by Black Sabbath
18. Zuma by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
19. Expensive Shit by Fela Kuti & Africa 70
20. Ommadawn by Mike Oldfield
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