david gilmour or roger waters

@juoanna (362)
Portugal
February 26, 2007 11:50am CST
I prefer David Gilmour, love his voice and the way he sings the pinkfloyd songs. But who do you prefer?
12 responses
26 Feb 07
I wouldn't bat an eyelid if the world opened up and swallowed Roger Waters. He is a waste of space, over-egotistical, desiring to make albums more akin to 'The Final Cut' full of 3 minute, vocal based songs, than the 5-8 minute tracks with guitar solo, harmonised keyboards, and percussion not drums. Dave Gilmours influence, guitarmanship and voice far exceed Rogers limitted ablities. In my mind, there is no choice, Dave Gilmour every day.
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@juoanna (362)
• Portugal
26 Feb 07
thx. :D I totaly agree with you ;)
@MrNiceGuy (4148)
• United States
27 Feb 07
I agree that David Gilmour's voice is better, in general, and his guitar skills are apparent, but Roger Waters WROTE most of their stuff. Without him, Pink Floyd wouldn't be anything. I saw Roger Waters and Nick Mason in concert this past summer and they sounded amazing. I thought I would miss David, but honestly, you couldn't even tell he wasn't there.
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27 Feb 07
Roger collaborated on most of the Floyds works, and I was unfortunate enough to see his Wall concert in Berlin, with Cyndi Lauper and Bryan Adams, and, hell, I did miss Dave (and Nick & Richard)! It was awful.
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• United States
26 Feb 07
I think that Waters sung better but Gilmour was a better writer. Kinda like a Lennon/Macarthey kinda thing where they fed off each other until Waters let it all go to his head and thought he was the band and not a member of the band (See Final Cut) they were kind of a symbonic relationship until the end. Not a Waters fan but was sorry to see him go.
28 Feb 07
I agree wholeheartedly with your comments, especially about that travesty of an album 'The Final Cut', which I suggest was the final straw for the other band members.
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• Canada
17 Apr 07
I much prefer Roger Waters to Dave Gilmour. Gilmour may have the more pleasant voice, but it doesn't fit the tone of Waters' lyrics. I don't much care for any of the post-Waters Pink Floyd albums. I don't think Gilmour is as good a songwriter as Waters.
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@towongfoo27 (2989)
• United States
19 Mar 07
Like Van Halen, I like both the lead singers of Pink FLoyd. IT is hard to pick. What specifications does one go by for such a discriminatory choice? I say both of them rock. If you could somehow combine Roger Waters and David Gilmour, do you think the combination would produce a lead singer beyond thier individual bounds? Oh man, I don't know if I should even venture on that route.
• Italy
13 Mar 07
I think this depends on your attitude towards music and art in general. Gilmour is definitely a more "standard" performer and has probably a better style in a "normal", ordinary sense. Waters may sound disturbing, and sometimes he really is, but is certanly more original, "personal", and in the end a more accomplished artist.
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• United States
2 Mar 07
Aw, do I have to pick, well Gilmour is so ethereal and you really go into the song like "Waterfall"; but then when Waters belts out his political and power prowess songs like Bring the Boys Back Home, I say he is good too. They both delievered exceptional talent that it really is difficult to choose so based on songs I find myself listening to more often, I say Gilmour !
@nancyrowina (3852)
28 Feb 07
I like Roger Waters lyrics better than Dave Gilmour's, but Dave Gilmour does have a better Voice. It was good to see them back on stage together for Live 8, I hope they do another album together as it's not Pink Floyd without Roger.
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• India
22 Mar 07
David Gilmour is definitely better...........his voice inspires passion
@suzted (4)
8 Mar 07
david gilmour every time. went to see him last year. he was mind blowing. was fourth row from the front. took two cameras but forgot to take pictures half the time coz i was so excited!
• India
4 Mar 07
Gilmour is the best ever
@Nahara (1677)
• Israel
1 Mar 07
I love Roger Waters cause I love his writing style but both of them are very talented
@kamatbab (17)
• India
28 Feb 07
Me same. I have their Live At Pompeii DVD. It is simply superb. + many more