Top Ten Most Underrated Pink Floyd Albums

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The Top Ten

1 Atom Heart Mother

The greatest Pink Floyd album ever. It has the Atom Heart Mother Suite, which is almost perfect. Then it comes If, a masterpiece. Summer 68' is so underrated. Fat Old Sun is good. Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast is... is... Is a trip.

This album is a masterpiece of trippy music. All of this is enjoyable, althought there are some parts that are kinda boring, like the experimental non-musical part on the eponymous suite, or the breakfast bits on the last song. Summer 68 is the gem of the record. Prog Rock in great style.

Truly one of their better albums. Atom Heart Mother Suite, the 23 minute instrumental, is in my personal top 3 favorite Pink Floyd songs. - Doom

My favorite Pink Floyd record. It's so sad that the band hates this album... - Rusty665

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2 The Piper at the Gates of Dawn

Interstellar Overdrive is a classic, one of my favorite riffs ever. I love Lucifer Sam, Astronomy Domine, Matilda Mother, The Gnome, and I even like Pow R. Toc. H and Bike, but this isn't underrated. It is in almost every list of the Greatest Albums of the 60s or of all time. Syd Barrett left Pink Floyd too soon. He was a legend. Wish You Were Here is my favorite, just because it's his tribute. LEGEND. I think he deserves a Greatest Hits compilation called like that, more than Bob Marley

I hate people who go oh I know Pink Floyd yeah their stuffs great. Then I say have you ever heard of Syd Barrett? They reply with who's that? Really gets in my nerves

Am I the only one to recognise this album for the epicness it is? Syd Barret was a legend. - IronSabbathPriest

People in the 60s just didn't see the epicness in pink floyd, they were all scared off. It sounds like your walking through a farm tale! Just listen to flaming.

3 A Saucerful of Secrets

While it's not as good as their 1970's albums overall, A Saucerful of Secrets was a very important step forward for the band as they found their sound, especially with the title track and Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun. I especially enjoy the title track.

Why is Saucerful so underrated? People probably didn't get into it because they couldn't find the appropriate time to listen to it. Try it at night in bed, it's relaxing.

A great follow up to their debut. - IronSabbathPriest

Let There Be More Light, Remember A Day, Set Controls for the heart of the Sun, Corporal Clegg, The title track, Jugband Blues so much great songs it's not even funny. - RogerWatersfan1999

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4 Meddle

Echoes, One of These Days, and Fearless are what I love this album for! - PositronWildhawk

Includes the legendary Echoes. - IronSabbathPriest

5 Obscured by Clouds

Very good for just a calm listen.

This soundtrack is also underrated. Just listen to Obscured by clouds, Wot's... uh the deal, Childhood's end, Free four.o - DarkSideOfDragons

6 Animals

It's not underrated overall, but when it compares to the other albums in the band's era widely considered to be the best, then yeah it's underrated. Most people love Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, and The Wall more, and those are all fantastic, but it would be nice if Animals was properly seen as on par with these stellar albums.

It was unfortunate that this fantastic album got stuck between Pink Floyd's 3 greatest albums. First there was of course Dark Side of the Moon, then the comeback Wish You Were Here. Then this came out and after that The Wall. This doesn't get as much praise as it should

Each track compares us to the nature of animals, much like Orwell. - PositronWildhawk

This might just be my favourite Floyd album. It's very progressive, and I don't think I've ever skipped a track. - IronSabbathPriest

7 The Final Cut

There are some songs on this album that I really enjoy. - IronSabbathPriest

8 The Division Bell

High Hopes is just epic. There are other awesome songs too! - IronSabbathPriest

It has High Hopes, Poles Apart, A great Day for Freedom, Wearing the Inside out are really good songs, great album. - RogerWatersfan1999

9 More

Listen to "Cirrus Minor", "The Nile Song", "Green Is The Colour", "Cymbaline" and "Main Theme"... this album ist good

This album is so underrated. Ok, it has some boring instrumentals (More blues, Quicksilver, Party sequence), but songs such as Cirrus minor 5/5, The nile song 4,5/5, Crying song 4/5, Green is the colour 4,5/5, Cymbaline 5/5, Main theme 4,5/5 and Dramatic theme 4/5 are very good. - DarkSideOfDragons

Green Is The Colour, The Nile Song and Cirrus Minor are perfect tracks... I love them

As criminally overrated their half good/uneven''Obscured by Clouds''
from their first ten years 1966-1977 is,
so criminally underrated their sublimely crafted, well balanced album More is.
Simply one of my most played & beloved PF albums.
A tru classic, 5 out of 5 stars.

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10 A Momentary Lapse of Reason

The same as The Final Cut. - IronSabbathPriest

Not that bad of a album

The Contenders

11 Ummagumma

I like this album mostly because of the live songs. - IronSabbathPriest

12 The Endless River
13 The Dark Side of the Moon

This is NOT underrated. This is OVERRATED

14 Wish You Were Here

It is not underrated, but, if The Dark Side of the Moon is here... I think it's more underrated than that

I'm voting for this not because I think it is the most underrated, but because I think it should be higher than DSOTM.

15 The Wall

It's not underrated, but every other album by Pink Floyd was on this list, so I figured I'd add this one so all of the studio albums can be voted for here.

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