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With the concert of Nick Mason which is coming next Monday at Place des Arts, and announces this week the passage of the Australian Pink Floyd Show on Friday October 11, 2019 at the Bell Center (including tickets have been on sale since this morning), it looks like Pink Floyd is in the air these days. Over the years, God knows that the baby boomers have expressed themselves amply about the English group… The word now goes back to the millennials: what are the songs of Pink Floyd that make our employees from 22 to 37 vibrate? Result compiled according to a method truly not scientist to try to understand what will survive from the work of Pink Floyd when the original fans pass the gun to the left.

20. On The Run (The Dark Side of the Moon)

It’s the instrumental title that connects Speak To Me / Breathe at Time on the album The Dark Side Of The Moon, and it's a pretty spellbinding hearing trip. With your eyes closed, whether on a good big sound system or with good quality headphones, these three and a half minutes spin effects in a rather incredible way, distorting and moving in all directions a repetitive hypnotizing basis. Pink Floyd invents electro-space-rock-psychedelic, but in analog.

– Bruno Maniacci

19. Remember A Day (A Saucerful of Secrets)

Finally quite pop compared to the rest, but well constructed and so melodic.

– The minimalist remarks of our photographer Thomas Mazerolles

18. Mother (The Wall)

Composed and sung in part by Roger Waters, Mother soothes the spirits by its predominantly acoustic orchestration, before making way for the darker Goodbye Blue Sky (which is also on this love list). Calm, she approaches with subtlety the theme of the protective mother, an autobiographical feature of the life of the bass player who signs here a flagship and powerful element of The Wall. A title that is worth the detour!

– Victor Perrin

17. Welcome To The Machine (Wish You Were Here)

The intro is so powerful, it takes your throat.

– The succinct impressions of Thomas Mazerolles

Joking aside, he's not wrong: it's one of the most striking intros of the Waters / Gilmour album series from the 1970s. The synth sounds and the strange tension created by the arrangements also leave glimpse the feeling of alienation that Roger Waters will transmit wonderfully on future albums…

16. Brain Damage / Eclipse (The Dark Side Of The Moon)

This is the perfect song to conclude the album The Dark Side Of The Moon. It has a super nice melody that gradually increases in intensity to the very end, and the lyrics question what is real and what is not.

– Sacha Lynch

15. One Of These Days (Meddle)

With an intoxicating introduction to double bass (Waters and Gilmour echoing their game), One Of These Days turns out to be a time bomb. The frenetic progression that takes place in the instrumental opening of Meddle (1971) makes this piece an essential part of the discography of Pink Floyd. Here he offers five minutes of real tension, accentuated in fact by the phrase murder in downtempo of Nick Mason ( ' One of these days, I’m going to cut you into little pieces "). Charming

– Victor Perrin

14. On The Turning Away (A Momentary Lapse Of Reason)

On The Turning Away is a breathtaking slow progression, beautifully built on the powerful drummer game Nick Mason and the sincere performance of David Gilmour. The guitarist excels both in the voice and behind his instrument, and his solos are there to testify. Without Waters, it’s obviously different… but emotions are always alive!

– Victor Perrin

13. See Emily Play

Even if the song is not officially on any complete album of Pink Floyd – it is however found on the compilations Relics (1971) and Works (1983), as well as certain re-released versions of the group's first disc – See Emily Play demonstrates the melodic talents of the group's first singer and lyricist, Syd Barrett. At the same time catchy, concise and well directed, this song evokes at the same time the innocence and the naivety of childhood, and, according to some, its relation to hallucinogenic drugs. The texts certainly leave everything you need to blur to make it your own reading.

– Marc-André Mongrain

12. The Great Gig In The Sky (The Dark Side Of The Moon)

Always on The Dark Side of The Moon, we love it or we hate it but this incredible vocal improvisation of the British singer Clare Torry leaves no one indifferent. While she left the studio convinced that she had missed her performance, it is in fact a stone in the monumental building of Pink Floyd, placed on a hovering instrumental.

– Bruno Maniacci

11. Echoes (Meddle)

Disc final Meddle published in 1971, the sublime Echoes ultimately took up the entire B side of the vinyl by its impressive length. Pink Floyd offers here 23 minutes of musical purity ensured by an implacable rhythm and roundly solos. Between brilliant improvisations and sometimes wacky experimental phases like these introductory piano notes worthy of the sonar sound, the British group once again takes the listener to distant lands. Great art!

– Victor Perrin

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