Once again a very strange list. Dark Side and Wish You Were Here in your bottom five? ???
And their two worst albums as your top 2?
Now that I disagree with. ???
I said worst, not bad. Those two are both great albums, the others are just better IMO. :;):
Still, Animals AND The Wall both worse than More and Ummagumma - that is pretty extreme! :D
No it's not.
Cirrus Minor - great relaxing opening track
The Nile Song - brilliant following track to CM, was at one point my favourite song
Crying Song - makes a great contrast with TNS, and is a great song in its own right
Up The Khyber - AWESOME!!! rock on Rick and Nick!
Green Is The Colour - one of the great early exhibits of Roger's talent, a great track
Cymbaline - for me the weakest of the first half, but still good
Party Sequence - okay, a little dull, but not that bad
Main Theme - incredible instrumental
Ibiza Bar - great follower to MT and awesome sequel to TNS
More Blues - nice bluesy track, a little dull but nice and bluesy
Quicksilver - okay, this is a little long, but great soundscape track
A Spanish Piece - a bit out of place but not bad
Dramatic Theme - another great track
As you can see, I like all the songs on More in some way - I also like all the songs on The Wall and 80% of the songs on Animals in some way but I prefer the overall sound and flow of More.
Live album - simply brilliant. Set The Controls is a little dull, but the others are great.
Studio album - contains three incredible masterpieces that can get a little boring at times but are undeniably creative and artistic (Sysyphus, SSOSFAGTIACAGWAP and TGVGP) and GM and TNW3, which are great tracks too. TNW1 and 2 are also listenable, and I like the overall sound of the album - again, better than Animals and The Wall for me.
I like getting a bit lost in improvised chaos occasionally within an album, rather than having everything laid out with little or no improvisation. Animals and The Wall are too organised to match the earlier albums, Roger knew the sound he wanted and he did all he could to get it, and the result were very directional albums - good albums, but I do like a bit of a change in direction at times. IMO Floyd's best stuff came up to, and including, WYWH, and after that it was never the same. TFC and AMLOR were more like solo albums than Floyd, Animals and The Wall were very Roger-dominated and I don't like their overall sound as much as the earlier albums. TDB is the only true Floyd album (i.e. all members significantly contributing) after WYWH that I think compares to the earlier stuff, but even that has its low points - Keep Talking being the lowest.