Relics (compilation album) by Pink Floyd

Relics by Pink Floyd
(Compilation album)
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 5,454th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 295 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1971 (93rd)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (917th)
Award Best albums of all time (5,454th)

Pink Floyd bestography

Relics is ranked 18th 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 70,760.

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 295 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.3/100, a mean average of 76.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.2.

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90/100
From 09/13/2020 04:28
With some songs not on the studio albums, this is a fantastic compilation. It stands on it's own in greatness along side the other early albums. A fantastic early collection
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From 06/09/2020 13:38
Despite being a compilation that doesn't flow well, with songs from albums that work much better in the context of those albums, this is still one of my favourite Floyd albums.
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85/100
From 02/15/2019 19:36
While I prefer "The Early Singles" from the Shine On boxset, this is a fine introduction to early Pink Floyd for fans that have only explored Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, and The Wall. Bad ass intro to the early psychedelic Syd Barrett led days.
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85/100
From 11/28/2018 15:33
Not sure if this should be classified as a compilation since 5 of the tracks are not available on other albums. Arnold Layne is one of the classic 60's tracks. Essential Pink Floyd album.
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70/100
From 05/22/2018 18:47
And having thought it never would happen! I have just purchased a brand new copy of this superb compilation complete with the textured cover. This album is like an oak aged port. Every year it gets older, it gets better! Some of Syd Barrett's best work is compiled here.
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From 09/14/2017 20:45
My vinyl copy of this album has seen a lot of spins and I wish I could replace with a mint copy. It is an interesting mix of tracks, particular favourites are Careful With That Axe, See Emily Play, Arnold Layne, Julia Dream and Remember a Day. This album is a brilliant compilation of the SB era Floyd. Such a shame it wasn't a double album including tracks like Matilda Mother.
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85/100
From 03/17/2016 10:18
Not bad for a compilation record. I actually prefer early "Floyd" to a lot of their later material. There are some key tracks missing. This should have been a double album.
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From 08/18/2014 00:36
Great combination of the 3 first ones, but there are some songs that needs to be in, as Astromine Domine
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From 03/21/2013 06:33
love to Syd
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From 12/06/2012 20:58
This is not fabulously exciting, but it is the only PF compilation with both Arnold Layne and See Emily Play, as well as a bunch of good unrealeased songs.
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