Top Ten Reasons Why Pink Floyd are Better Than Led ZeppelinBrianScott01 I love Zeppelin too but Floyd for me are much better.
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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. - Metal_Treasure
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. - zxm
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. - Gg2000
Agreed. - Userguy44
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. - Metal_Treasure
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. - zxm
Pink Floyd certainly have better lyrics than Led Zeppelin. - PokemonYesTeletubbiesNo
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 - RogerWatersfan1999
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. - Metal_Treasure
Yes, they were an experimental band. it created genres like space rock at that time. - zxm
I love both bands with a passion. I think they're groundbreaking, beautiful and John Bonham is like my husband. But I feel like this argument is invalid. Just because a song is about sex doesn't make a song bad. But yes, there's one song about lust in PF's catalog, and that's, well, "Young Lust". - galaxyfox
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. - RogerWatersfan1999
Disagree. Promote hatred
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.). - Gg2000
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. - Gg2000
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. - zxm
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. - Metal_Treasure
By the way, Plant's 5 years old son had died. This may be one of the reasons why he didn't want to stick with Led Zeppelin. - zxm
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. - Gg2000
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. - zxm
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? - Gg2000
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. - zxm
I hope not. Otherwise, people would be pegging them as Floyd wannabes. - Gg2000
I prefer High Hopes than all of these songs. - zxm
No...they didn't. And for that we should all be thankful. - Britgirl
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.
Yes they do. - Userguy44
Since I was 15
Echoes...easily the deepest song ever written.
Time, The whole wall album... nothing else. - RogerWatersfan1999
Both of them were underrated. But when it comes to keyboard, Richard Beats John. - zxm
Duh, richard is mainly keyboard player while john paul jones is mainly bass - Fenna
Roger's voice is a little abrasive at times but nowhere near Plant's level. - Gg2000
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.
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. - zxm
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2. Better Lyrics.
3. Pink Floyd Had Better Sound Mixing
2. Half of PF'S Songs Aren't About Sex.
3. Pink Floyd Didn't Steal Music.
2. David Gilmour is a Better Guitarist Than Jimmy Page.
3. Better Lyrics.