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Most Emotional/Moving Albums

Postby Alec Taylor » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:30 am

Why not start a small discussion about the albums that really move us or stir about strong emotions? We'll go Top 5, since trying to do all 15 could get messy.

1. The Endless River
2. Wish You Were Here
3. The Wall
4. The Dark Side of the Moon
5. Animals
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Re: Most Emotional/Moving Albums

Postby Artisan » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:34 am

1. The Final Cut
2. Wish You Were Here
3. The Dark Side Of The Moon
4. Meddle (it's a stretch, I know)
5. The Division Bell
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Re: Most Emotional/Moving Albums

Postby The Silver Lining » Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:50 am

1. The Final Cut
2. The Wall
3. Dark Side of the Moon
4. Wish You Were Here
5. The Endless River

At the same time, those are some of my favorite Pink Floyd albums. It's as Roger Waters said: the only thing that matters in music is whether it moves you.
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Re: Most Emotional/Moving Albums

Postby Lady Floydian » Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:36 pm

The Dark Side of the Moon
Obscured By Clouds
The Division Bell
The Endless River
Wish You Were Here
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Re: Most Emotional/Moving Albums

Postby Artisan » Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:48 pm

Final Cut
Wish You Were Here
Dark Side
Obscured by Clouds
Division Bell
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Re: Most Emotional/Moving Albums

Postby quicksilver » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:27 pm

1. Wish you Were Here
2. The Division Bell
3. Obscured by Clouds
4, Dark Side
5. Animals

All of these I identify with either something good or bad that has happened in my life.
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Re: Most Emotional/Moving Albums

Postby Alec Taylor » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:30 pm

I'm surprised no one noticed that The Wall was only beat out by Wish You Were Here and The Endless River on my list.
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Re: Most Emotional/Moving Albums

Postby FrowningBanana » Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:47 am

The Silver Lining wrote:It's as Roger Waters said: the only thing that matters in music is whether it moves you.


Exactly.

1: The Endless River
2: The Final Cut
3: The Wall
4: The Dark Side of the Moon (was moving the first 10 times, and it still is but isn't emotional enough for top 3 anymore)
5: Wish You Were Here
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Re: Most Emotional/Moving Albums

Postby Straw » Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:14 am

Eh, I don't really know about this. Its a bit of a stretch to say that any Pink Floyd albums move me. I'm not really one for lyrics, but I guess a lot of people are. The only lyrics that move me and really say something to me are from Time and Breathe, both off The Dark Side of the Moon. Louder Than Words has nice lyrics too, as does Wish You Were Here, but I don't think there's any question (in my opinion) that Pink Floyd's greatest work lyrically is Time.
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Re: Most Emotional/Moving Albums

Postby Alec Taylor » Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:10 pm

Straw wrote:Eh, I don't really know about this. Its a bit of a stretch to say that any Pink Floyd albums move me. I'm not really one for lyrics, but I guess a lot of people are. The only lyrics that move me and really say something to me are from Time and Breathe, both off The Dark Side of the Moon. Louder Than Words has nice lyrics too, as does Wish You Were Here, but I don't think there's any question (in my opinion) that Pink Floyd's greatest work lyrically is Time.


Lyrics don't matter that much to me either, that's why The Endless River is at the top of my list! ;)
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Re: Most Emotional/Moving Albums

Postby quicksilver » Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:58 pm

For me Pink Floyd has always been more about the music than the lyrics. The Gunners Dream and Two Suns in the Sunset may be the two exceptions to my rule.
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Re: Most Emotional/Moving Albums

Postby Lady Floydian » Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:16 pm

Time messed with my head a little a few years ago. I graduated from high school in 2000, and in 2010, I got my notice for our class's 10 year reunion. As I was opening the envelope, the song cued up in iTunes, and when it got to the line, "And then one day you'll find, 10 years have got behind you...", and it made me pause for a moment. I wondered where all the time went, pardon the pun.
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Re: Most Emotional/Moving Albums

Postby The Silver Lining » Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:28 am

I guess that's the power of Dark Side of the Moon. It covers so many subjects that almost everyone can relate to, in one way or another.
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Re: Most Emotional/Moving Albums

Postby Alec Taylor » Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:30 pm

I don't know what it is about The Division Bell, but I find it to be move me more than it ever has before. I don't know if it's because the connections between it and The Endless River are starting to strengthen in my mind, but I find the album as a whole to be very emotional. "Marooned", "Wearing the Inside Out", "Lost for Words", and "What Do You Want From Me?" really get me thinking these days, and "High Hopes" has always been a gut-punch.
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Re: Most Emotional/Moving Albums

Postby JeffX » Sat Oct 01, 2016 11:54 pm

1. The Endless River - Simply because it's the final Pink Floyd album. The band has meant to so much to me as an adult and while I never actually expected a final album from them. When it did happen, it was really emotional to know that this was it. I would never hear a new piece of music from them as a group.
2. Dark Side of the Moon
3. The Wall
4. The Division Bell
5. Pulse - I put this album on because I was listening to this album and a friend of mine died in a car accident. It was the first album playing when I got in my car. Later on that day, I listened to it all afternoon on repeat.
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Re: Most Emotional/Moving Albums

Postby Alec Taylor » Sun Oct 02, 2016 4:51 am

Is part of the reason why The Division Bell made your list its connection with Pulse, or does it hold its own meaning for you?
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Re: Most Emotional/Moving Albums

Postby JeffX » Sun Oct 02, 2016 4:41 pm

I love the theme of The Division Bell. The theme of communication and lack of communication is something that is personal to me. Growing up I wasn't listened to by my parents. As an adult I've had some issues with expressing how I feel. I can relate to trying to make amends to family and friends and getting turned away like in Lost for Words.
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Re: Most Emotional/Moving Albums

Postby Alec Taylor » Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:58 pm

I especially like the line from "High Hopes" that goes "looking beyond the embers of bridges glowing behind us". Not just because of the callback to "Burning Bridges" from Obscured by Clouds (a rare acknowledgement from the band that the album still exists), but because it feels more like how I've started to deal with failing relationships. I just watch the bridges burn and look beyond for newer and better things.
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Re: Most Emotional/Moving Albums

Postby gunnersnightmare » Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:07 am

1. The Wall
2. The Final Cut
3. Animals
4. Wish You Were Here
5. Dark Side of the Moon
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