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

This Album is so underrated, I mean it has so many good songs on it it's not even funny.

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2 Obscured by Clouds

All the songs in this album are relaxing and more mellow in general. After analyzing the lyrics and giving the album some good listens however, you'll find how sharp the songwriting is.

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

3 A Saucerful of Secrets

This album failed to be in the top 200 billboard in america. But at least it reached number 9 in the United kingdom. - Lsdjesus

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

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4 The Piper at the Gates of Dawn

It's good, for NOT for everyone. I can see why it's so underrated. Very psychedelic. - MaxPap

I love this album. Syd Barrett was a genius. - Metarock

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

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5 The Final Cut

I personally believe that this is their most underrated album. It just has so much emotion with the lyrics and the music. Some of the songs are much better than others but if I only could listen to one of their albums, this is it.

I personally didn't like this album. It's really the only Pink Floyd album where I didn't like a single song on it. It's not bad, but boring. Lyrics are good (Roger Waters, of course) but that's it. - MaxPap

End of the Roger Waters Era, Post War Dream, Your Possible Past, The Hero's Return, The Final Cut, Not Now John, Two Suns In The Sunset!... Hidden Masterpieces.

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

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6 The Division Bell

One of the Best Albums of Pink Floyd. Roger Waters was simply envious, because this album was without him.

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.

It’s SO UNDERRATED AND PULSE TOO

7 Meddle

Underrated

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

Includes the legendary Echoes. - IronSabbathPriest

This is one of the most solid albums they've made, with no weak links throughout

8 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

Animals is probably not as popular as the other classics because of the huge change in the feel. Everything sounded warm and fun. Wish Y Were Here had a very comforting feel but 2 years later, you have a new album with a cold dark feel. That's why it didn't do as well. But, it was actually one of the biggest albums by them on the other hand.

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

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9 More

Perosnally I think thatmore is sadly overlooked by many pink flyd fand. It contains somr of the lesser known songs and mayn not be similar to their other work. Nevertheless, it contains some of their most brautiful compositions. Yes it is not as political as their later work or as weird as their origin, but Circus Minor and Crying song especially still stand out as some of pink floyds most hypnotic works

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

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10 A Momentary Lapse of Reason

It is sad how underrated this album is

I don't understand why everybody hates this album I mean the music is incredible - CygnusX99

Way underrated

The same as The Final Cut. - IronSabbathPriest

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The Contenders

11 The Endless River

Not a lot of people know about this album. It was made in 2014 by Gilmour and Mason. The whole album is instrumental except for the last song. It's great. - MaxPap

12 Ummagumma

The Live songs on the first disc are awesome, but disc 2 has only 2 good songs : Grandchester Meadows and The Narrow Way. Other than that this album sucks - MaxPap

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

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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 Dark Side of the Moon

Underrated. Pure and Simple.

No it is not. This album was pure genius. Every band member gets credit for creating one the best albums ever. The sales prove it.

This is NOT underrated. This is OVERRATED

16 The Wall

This isn't underrated, but it still deserves its praise. - Metarock

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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