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 3,434 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 98,218.

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91/100 (from 3,434 votes)
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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 06/30/2020 16:52
SOYCD May be the greatest song ever.
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From 06/24/2020 03:58
As good as music gets.

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From 06/18/2020 23:49
This album is a true grower, I was underwhelmed on the first listen but over time it's become (for me obviously) the most bulletproof Floyd release for repeat listens. Me and some friends listened to this about 20 times in a row in Amsterdam, and it never got boring somehow. That's crazy.
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From 06/09/2020 12:07
The only album I've given a 10/10 for every track. The only album I can imagine doing so...
and yet, it doesn't grab me like others. I know, it sounds stupid, how can every song be perfect, making a perfect album, if you don't even care for it THAT much? I think it's irrefutably INCREDIBLE music, but for some reason, it just doesn't appeal to me like it once did. For whatever reason. It makes sense to my mind, anyway.
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From 06/08/2020 20:45
I hear it with joy in my ears. I like The first part of Shine On You Crazy Diamond and the last part. The other tracks are good but only Wish You Were Here come close to Shine on You... but i must say this album is great songs about the Music Industry and Welcome to The Machine with his words are very pleasant. Immortal for the Eternity.
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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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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 Hissing Of Summer Lawns by Joni Mitchell
13. Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John
14. The Köln Concert by Keith Jarrett
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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