We atheists are a heartless people. Dr Rubidium is trying to raise money for GeekGirlCon science, and to trick a certain sect of the musically elect to donate, she promised to listen to a whole Pink Floyd album. The moment has come. She is committed. She has bravely walked up to the mark and is now asking us which Pink Floyd album she has to listen to…with an internet poll. Uh-oh. She is asking for it.
Here are the choices. Only vote if you are a true fan of the awesomeness of Floyd, please.
Meddle 33.33% (2 votes)
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn 16.67% (1 votes)
The Dark Side of the Moon 16.67% (1 votes)
Wish You Were Here 16.67% (1 votes)
The Final Cut 17% (1 votes)
A Saucerful of Secrets 0% (0 votes)
More 0% (0 votes)
Ummagumma 0% (0 votes)
Atom Heart Mother 0% (0 votes)
Obscured by Clouds 0% (0 votes)
Animals 0% (0 votes)
The Wall 0% (0 votes)
A Momentary Lapse of Reason 0% (0 votes)
The Division Bell 0% (0 votes)
The Endless River (Nov 14 release date) 0% (0 votes)
All have their charms, of course, and I thought carefully before voting. The Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here are the safe choices; The Wall and Ummagumma are double albums, and Ummagumma also has some of their longer, spacier pieces, which might be too much (but…”Careful With That Axe, Eugene”…I love that song!) I have a deep fondness for Atom Heart Mother, but it’s older Floyd…post-Syd, and still maybe a little weird for an introduction.
I settled on Meddle. Really, you can’t go wrong with that one. “One of These Days” and “Fearless” are wonderful, and “Echoes” gives a taste of long-form Floyd.
Go over there and make your own choice, Floydians!
Hmmm. She needs a second poll, to pick which drugs she should use while listening…