Why are they so awesome?

United States
January 25, 2008 8:22pm CST
I don't feel like artists make cohesive albums anymore. The industry's so set on selling three minute radio spots that the art has been stripped away. Not that there aren't good artists out there, or that there aren't some great venues for creating masterworks of music (electronica has the freedom to produce a non-ending stream of sound, but it's not necessarily for me.) What else made Pink Floyd kick ars - what is it todays music doesn't have that they did? And, if you know any artists that are currently working with PF's skill let me know.
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@dragon54u (31605)
• United States
26 Jan 08
I don't know any band currently, but have you ever listened to Operation Mindcrime by Queensryche? I love that album, and it's along the same concept as The Wall--telling a story through music and damn good music! PF was successful, I think, because their music and lyrics were created and agreed upon by the two principals in the band and every song told a story of some sort that was personal to someone--Roger waxed political in many of them but couched it in terms that didn't intrude upon the casual listener. Dave wrote such great music and sang with such fervor..the two talents plus Rick and Nick just had the chemistry to kick ars, ya know? And aside from Gilmour, none of them were studmuffins--neither was Dave after about 45. Compare that to today's bands. I doubt any of them will last past their looks. Dave's all paunchy and bald now and he's still sexy because of all that talent. PF, specifically Gilmour, inspired me to begin playing guitar and instilled in me a love of music that is so diverse now that I can enjoy nearly anything--if only I could play decently. :-)
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• United States
26 Jan 08
Tru, tru. Bassist, myself - so Waters is a God (though seeing him in concert recently left something...) I'm going to check out that album; never heard of 'em, which is always refreshing. You're right, looks are key in an MTV world. It's kind of sad, really, and probably a big reason that I don't know who's currently good (no publicity.)
@kaguvkov (1041)
• Philippines
10 Sep 08
Artist of todays generation doesn't have much appeal like the band Pink Floyd because some of todays artist are not original in nature. They create music with great influence from other bands of the past. The bands before are more original in nature and they create music with originality and uniqueness from each other and that is why they achieve greatness.
• United States
28 Jun 08
You're right most artists don't really put the effort into music anymore. It's really tragic to see music kind of decline a bit. Art has definitely been stripped away from everything. That's why Pink Floyd is so great. They experimented with different techniques with their music. You don't see that today because so many artists all sound the same. Emo, anyone?
• India
4 Feb 08
Hi MachSell.....same here...."Coming back to life".....no musicians with due respect not touchy either way.......but it will be bad to campare with some legendaries...
• United States
26 Jan 08
I feel the same way. The revolutionary music seemed to have come to a hault. Tool is the only band i can think of off the top of my head that is trying to break through new bariers of music. Both are acid bands so myabe this is why, or at least part of it. But Pink Floyd is still at the top of the list for originality.