Quite simply put, one of the greatest progressive rock bands of all time.

There's an ethereal cadence and glow to their music. No where will you find another band that puts so much emotion into what they do.

Pink Floyd is also one of the most versatile bands you'll ever come across. Meaning, you cannot judge how much you will like one song or album from how much you liked another song or album. There's a different "style" and approach to all the albums. Whether it be the psychedelic grooves put forth by Syd Barrett on Piper at the Gates of Dawn; or the "political punk" on Animals ala Roger Waters; or the slower, more deliberate "story" songs by David Gilmour on Momentary Lapse of Reason and Division Bell; you won't find a band anywhere that has a broader range of musical styles and multi-genre undertones.

Many of their songs were written in tribute to their recently-deceased original singer and guitarist, Syd Barrett. One entire album, in fact, was dedicated to him; this of course being Wish You Were Here. Barrett fell victim to a dangerous lifestyle, going insane and experiencing massive brain damage from the amount of drugs he did. He lived on in the band's words, and all the fans' hearts, though. This not only provided material for some of the bands greatest songs, but also gave the songs a deeper than normal meaning from the rest.

There's so much more that could be said about this amazing band; their history, their music, their incredible...incredibleness. However, I will leave it at this: Please, look past Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall. Not only do you look like a douche bag in conversation when those are the only albums you know of, but there's so much more than these two. The music is simply incredible, from Piper at the Gates of Dawn, all the way down to Division Bell (Yes, it is all amazing; pay no attention to the dumbfucks who say that the band "died" when Waters left. Some say that Momentary Lapse of Reason and Division Bell were the worst albums, but all Waters did with The Final Cut was whine about how his father was killed in the war. A lot of the songs were rejected cuts originally intended for The Wall. It's still good music, but a lot of it is half-hearted and, unfortunately, nearly meaningless.) There's not enough that can be said about them, but for the sake of not writing a novel on Urban Dictionary, I will end here. Pink Floyd, you may not be together any more, but your music lives on. Thanks, guys.
Pink Floyd > Life. Nothing else to it.
by Terrapin05 July 27, 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.
FORWARD HE CRIED FROM THE REAR, AND THE FRONT RANK DIED! AND THE GENERAL SAT AS THE LINES ON THE MAP MOVED FROM SIDE TO SIDE.
-PINK FLOYD Us and Them

BY THE WAY, WHICH ONE OF YOU IS "PINK"?
-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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