Pink Floyd is a popular psychedelic/progressive rock band.
They were formed in the late '60s by Syd Barret, and he was their frontman for their first album (The Piper at the Gates of Dawn) and many of their early singles. However, mental deterioration caused him to leave the group during the recording of A Saucerful of Secrets. The other members of Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Richard Wright, and David Gilmour (who had joined the group after Syd's departure) took the reins and collectively wrote tracks for their following albums. In the 70s, Roger Waters began to write more of their songs, leading to what many consider to be Pink Floyd's best era with such albums as The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, and The Wall. His last album with Pink Floyd, The Final Cut, was more of a solo piece. After he left the group, David Gilmour became their frontman, recording the final three albums to bear the Pink Floyd name. Gilmour's albums focused more on individual songs.
The early Pink Floyd recordings are now considered important pieces in psychedelic rock's history. Ummagumma is around the time when they shifted to a more progressive style, which they are more well-known for.
- The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
- A Saucerful of Secrets
- More (film soundtrack)
- Atom Heart Mother
- Obscured by Clouds (film soundtrack)
- The Dark Side of the Moon
- Wish You Were Here
- The Wall
- The Final Cut
- A Momentary Lapse of Reason
- The Division Bell
- The Endless River