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Pink Floyd Albums Ranked Worst to Best

As with so many classic rock bands, Pink Floyd has shifted and changed over the decades — with only its name, drummer Nick Mason and a sense of space-rock adventure as constants.

The vast majority of their albums, and the backbone of Pink Floyd’s tradition, arrived courtesy of David Gilmour, Mason, Rick Wright and Roger Waters — a lineup which, over a period from 1968-79, served as the architects of career-making moments like The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, The Wall and Animals, among others. But Pink Floyd also issued a pair of ’60s-era recordings with the late Syd Barrett, including one (The Piper at the Gates of Dawn) as a quartet with Waters, Wright and Mason and another (A Saucerful of Secrets) in a five-person configuration that also featured Gilmour.

Later, Pink Floyd recorded three as a trio, 1983’s The Final Cut (with Gilmour, Mason and Waters) and both 1994’s The Division Bell and 2014’s The Endless River with Gilmour, Wright and Mason. They even fashioned one album after Waters’ mid-’80s departure as a duo, with only Gilmour and Mason appearing as official members on A Momentary Lapse of Reason.

But how do these 15 projects stack up against one another? Can any Pink Floyd album challenge their celebrated opus Dark Side for the top spot? We took a moment to find some order in this lengthy legacy of music, ranking Pink Floyd Albums from Worst to Best …

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