A British progressive rock band that formed in the late 1960s and toured until 1995, albeit with the mid-80s departure of bassist and singer Roger Waters. Despite the nearly 30 year career, most of the band's famous works were released in the 1970s. Their lyrics and sound have been both praised and critisized for being very trippy and unique. It often takes patience to enjoy Pink Floyd music, as many of their songs are very long and slow.

The band has some of the most recognizable logos in music history, including the famous cover of the 1973 album Dark Side of the Moon, the crossed-hammer logo from the 1984 movie version of the album The Wall, and the flying pig from the cover of the 1977 album Animals.

Notable works include Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), and The Wall (1979).
- Do you listen to Pink Floyd?
- No, I'd rather listen to fast paced, loud, hard rock 'n roll. Y'know, like Guns 'n Roses or Audioslave.
- Oh, they're good, too.
by Spença B July 10, 2006
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One of the most original and talented bands ever. Their music commented on the social injustices of modern society and the atrocities of war in a way that no other band has done before or since.
- Mary Whitehouse wants to censor the BBC

-Hey, she's the bitch from the Pink Floyd song, Pigs
by B-man October 07, 2003
I'm not really expecting anyone to pick this definition out of all those other ones, most of them redundant and many quite false. However, if you are reading this, you are lucky to get an acurate (at least i hope acurate) annalysis of Pink Floyd's music. Pink Floyd, with the possible exception of THE WALL is part of the ultimate aquired taste in Rock music. If you can truthfully say that you love they're music BESIDES The Wall, our hats are off to you. For all you others, don't feel bad. Pink is definately NOT for everyone. If you can't stand long, slow songs, and drawn out guitar solos, skip this band. For those of you who will listen to the music and take in the perfectly crafted words, the etherial atmosphere (present in much of there Roger Waters era music), and the beautiful vocal and instrumental harmonies, and drug-induced melodies of early Floyd, then you will be rewarded. Contrary to most bands of today, Pink Floyd creates genuinly good music. Good here does not mean music you can headbang to or even really shout along to (again, with the exception of The Wall), but beautiful, heartfelt harmonies, heartwrenching lyrics, and inspired passion. Those who appreciate musicals and classical music will also appreciate most of the later Floyd with Roger Waters.
-PINK FLOYD Us and Them

-PINK FLOYD Have a Cigar
by iamnowcnfsd January 31, 2005
Pink Floyd is, if not one of the best bands ever formed, way up there.
pink floyd > many many many people
by Chloe January 03, 2005
Named after two bluesmen, Pink Anderson and Floyd Council, Pink Floyd is one of the most awesome psychadelic rock bands ever to be created. If you decide to be really fucking lame and just listen to Darkside of the Moon and call yourself a fan... then go ahead- but like i said, everyone will think you suck, which is true. Pick up some early albums like The Piper at the Gates of Dawn or Saucerful of Secrets, then go ahead, you can say, "i fucking love Pink Floyd." Congratulations.
Common Floyd reaction:

"man... that's a trip"
by mooth March 09, 2005
At the risk of sounding cliche, I will say that Pink Floyd is one of the greatest bands of all time. They created timeless music that was amazing back in their day and is still amazing today. Unlike many bands who fade away with their generation and are forgotten, Pink Floyd has managed to have fans from their generation and new fans from ours. If you've never listened to Floyd before, I suggest you buy their earliest albums first and go from there. Not saying their later albums are any less then the earlier ones but you might want to get to know them and their style before you just jump into their music. All in all I think Pink Floyd will be around for a long, long time and even though not everyone will like them, there is something to be appreciated in their music.
Father: "I love Pink Floyd!"

Son: "I love them too!"
Best fucking band, ever. Period.
If you're going to listen to the chorus of "Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2" and call yourself a Floyd fan, be my guest, but people are going to say you're an idiot, and they're quite right.
by Danni. August 29, 2005
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