Top Ten Ways Pink Floyd are Better Than Led Zeppelin

I love Zeppelin too but Floyd for me are much better.
The Top Ten
1 Pink Floyd Didn't Steal Music

I agree with the idea of this list and the items originally submitted by the author (I don't know what items will be submitted later). I disagree with zxm - Led Zeppelin didn't have only "partial rip offs". They had many entire rip offs, 100% - whole songs with the music, lyrics and even song titles. Songs that were actually uncredited covers - Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, I Can't Quit You, Baby, You Shook Me, In My Time of Dying, Dazed and Confused. Songs with 90% plagiarism are Whole Lotta Love, The Lemon Song, Since I've Been Loving You. And many songs with less shares of ripoffs.

Ha ha, I knew it'd be on top. It's the best thing of their's (floyd). Led Zeps did worse in this case. They had partial rip offs in their songs. Maybe 5 or 10%. But they blew their whole reputation for this. They simply could go on without any plagiarism. Kashmir, Achilles Last Stand, Rain Song, Tangerine etc. They had creativity but they couldn't use it properly. What if they hadn't plagiarize Babe I'm Gonna Leave You. The riff of this song was awesome. They had originally created it. But for the lyrics they blew it all.

Yup, Pink Floyd made music through sheer experimentation, nothing else.

2 David Gilmour is a Better Guitarist Than Jimmy Page

This, by all means, is the most stupid and shallow point of comparison I've seen since the dawn of the internet, Guys you can say that you love pink Floyd Guitar solos more or that you hate led zeppelin I wouldn't mind, But just for the love of God don't ever ever compare any Led Zeppelin member in terms of technicality and instrumental ability with any other band or member that ceased to exist, David Gilmour is Godly there's no denying that but he'll never come close to jimmy page ok it's just like that there's no more to debate.

Stole music yes, Didn't write good lyrics agreed but every member of Led Zeppelin is the God of the instrument he's playing. Shame on you

Technically he is better than Jimmy Page. Cause playing progressive rock is harder than hard rock and blues rock. Even in some cases playing prog rock is harder than some metal genres. A lot of chords to play.

I agree with this, too. Jimmy is good but always seeing him at #1 best guitarist of all time is just laughable. Jimmy Page is the most overrated guitarist of all time.

I do agree with this one. David has always been a solid, melodic player, while some of Page's solos are really sloppy. I still like Jimmy, but I think that David is better.

3 Better Lyrics

I do think Zeppelin had some great writing, but Roger Waters absolutely nailed it with the song writing to a such a degree that I don't think any band could top PF in this regard.

Led Zeppelin, never wrote any songs like Us and Them, Dogs, and Have a Cigar

Pink Floyd certainly have better lyrics than Led Zeppelin.

Roger Waters could out-lyric Bob Dylan if he had to.

4 Better Live Shows

Pink Floyd doesn't put on shows, they give you an experience that borders on the spiritual.

You’re talking about roger waters’ current shows. They did not promote hate, their music just had a political angle to it.

Disagree. Promote hatred

5 More Original and Diverse

No. You don’t get this one. Floyd is largely seen as this innovative band and out of their time when in reality they just followed the progressive rock trend at the time. No in the court, no Dark side. You can’t say the same for the zeppelin. Floyd did a lot of that trippy stuff while singing some generic lyrics about modern society, which I just don’t buy. Sure, they’re still better than Zeppelin lyrics but that’s about it. Still just my opinion though, I agree with some arguments, but not this one.

Goes without saying. Led Zeppelin massive plagiarism doesn't speak "original". Led Zeppelin level of originality is this: the best cover band of all time.

Yes, they were an experimental band. it created genres like space rock at that time.

There was nothing that Pink Floyd COULDN'T do.

6 Fewer Songs About Sex

I would agree with this point, even though I do love Led Zeppelin, and they're still one of my favorite bands. When I think of Pink Floyd in think of the very powerful music they made throughout they're career as a band. I don't really think of any love/sex songs. While a lot of led zeppelin's songs are about love/sex for sure.

Yes, Pink Floyd's music is about the entire human experience.

7 More Consistent Album Releases
8 Continued After Losing a Band Member

Yes, but it wasn't the original reason why Jimmy disbanded the band. It was one of the reasons. Jimmy disbanded it because he was strongly addicted to drugs. He had lost a lot of his weight. He barely could play guitar. This was the main reason. So, He got an issue to break the band. However. Robert Plant wasn't interested in the band. He had lost his interest for writing songs with Led Zeppelin. So, out of all four members John Paul Jones was the only member who was actually good. Jimmy, John and Robert all had been troubling with their personal issues. So yes, in this case Pink Floyd wins. Cause when Roger departed, David held his role in the band. He even played bass guitar.

This isn't necessarily bad. If Led Zeppelin kept going in the 80s, they would have had to make the transition into the MTV age; this would be a problem, especially considering that their image isn't very visual oriented. Also, considering the changing musical tastes of the time, they probably would have either been forced to freshen up their sound or otherwise be cast off as dinosaurs. Also, the chemistry between the band members wouldn't be the same; the members of Zeppelin knew each other very well both musically and personally. You can't just replace that bond.

Pink Floyd had a very democratic way of operating because ALL of their members were musical geniuses and not just in their own right.

I don't know if this was one of the reasons but could be: Robert Plant lost much of his voice very early, in his early 30s, even before Bonzo death.

9 Better Songs

Both of these songs are better than everything that Led Zeppelin has ever done.

I hope not. Otherwise, people would be pegging them as Floyd wannabes.

I prefer High Hopes than all of these songs.

No...they didn't. And for that we should all be thankful.

10 Popularized Prog Rock

I wouldn't count it as a pro of their's. Cause Led Zeppelin also popularized hard rock. In this case they win. Cause they were more popular.

Pink Floyd is to Progressive Rock what Robert Miles was to Trance. The birthgiver of the genre.

The Contenders
11 Better Sound Mixing

I think that most of Led Zeppelin's albums had great sound mixing (listen to the layered guitars on Ten Years Gone and Black Dog, or the wild panning effects on Whole Lotta Love, When the Levee Breaks, or What Is and What Should Never Be where the instruments are moving from side to side). There's a lot more detail to a Led Zeppelin mix than you'd think.

You forgot to add it. In my opinion, every prog rock has better sound mixing than most other rock genres. By sound mixing I meant music arrangements. Like all the unique, strange music playing in the back.

12 Better Albums

Echoes is the best prog rock song that I've heard

13 More Emotional Music

Definitely the real No1 here.
in my opinion this reason includes the "David is better than Jimmy" reason since I think he was better cause he was more emotional.

14 More Powerful Music

This is subjective. There are quite a lot of Zeppelin songs that I think are powerful in terms of sound and emotion (The Rain Song, Ten Years Gone, That's The Way, etc.).

15 More Meaningful Songs

Time, The whole wall album... nothing else.

Echoes...easily the deepest song ever written.

16 Richard Wright Was Better Keyboardist Than John Paul Jones

Both of them were underrated. But when it comes to keyboard, Richard Beats John.

17 Less Obsessed with Drugs

Syd Barrett messed himself in drugs. All of the pink floyd members did drugs, but that didn't hamper their music ability that much. At least not like Jimmy Page. Jimmy Page kept on taking drugs, which made him even worse.

18 Everyone in Pink Floyd Was a Good Vocalist

Nick Mason only sang lead vocals on two unreleased tunes ("Scream Thy Last Scream" and "The Merry Xmas Song"). His voice actually sounded pretty good (very similar to Syd's voice), so I guess it does count. The only thing is that he otherwise never used his voice - maybe he never considered himself to be a proper singer?

19 Richer Sound
20 Better Singing

It's true that Plant has a good sounding voice but he screams and it gets on my nerves after a while. Not with PF, they don't scream and even when Plant isn't screaming they still have better voices than he does.

Roger's voice is a little abrasive at times but nowhere near Plant's level.

BAdd New Item