Pink Floyd Vinyl, CD & tapes by Pink Floyd at Norman Records
Honestly, it's basically impossible to be a prog rock band and write five or six of music's ultimate masterpieces, so kudos to Pink Floyd for finding a way to do both.
From '67 to '79 we can pretty much talk about any of this band's output and have something worth saying: whether they were languishing in the psychedelic banality of the Syd Barrett era or writing the conceptual symphonies of later days, they were never once boring. And everyone probably has a different opinion on where Pink Floyd matters, too: is it in the galactic paeans of Dark Side of the Moon, the difficult political consternations of Animals, the tender but jamming Wish You Were Here... is it even, perhaps, in the madcap prog filibusters of Atom Heart Mother or Meddle?
Few bands have given more food for thought, and few bands have had quite as many legends among them. David Gilmour and Roger Waters created the better-known Pink Floyd out of a love and respect for their founding member, Syd Barrett, but he too gave this band its shape and colour: without that debut, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, we wouldn't have "See Emily Play", and Floyd may never have found some of their future inclinations. There's so much to dig into with Floyd that I'm ultimately at loss for words, so maybe go see a tribute band and see how it goes from there.