- Lakshmi Srinivas

I was in my early teens when my friend introduced me to Pink Floyd. At first, I hated it. I felt it was too slow and that their music lacked soul. Obviously, I was an ignorant mushy headed teenager who listened to some music that I can’t even remember right now.

But then eventually I grew up. I stumbled upon the same old CD that my friend had gifted years ago and decided to give it another shot. And then, I ended up listening to it again, and again, and again. Eventually I did the Pink Floyd-athon (similar to the Zep-athon that Jack Black hailed at the annual Kennedy Center Honors ceremony) where you sit your ass down and listen to all the Pink Floyd albums in a row. It took me a whole week to do that because they have THAT many numbers of songs.

However, it was actually after I picked up a few guitar lessons is when I could truly, thoroughly appreciate their music. Their chord constructions are psychedelic, atypical and not as predictable as many other artists in the same category. They have originality, superior lyrics and for some reason, extremely, extremely long songs. I totally love all of their songs but some of my personal favorites are Echoes, Shine on you crazy diamond, Comfortably Numb, High Hopes, Bring the Boys Home, Another Brick in the Wall and Pigs on the Wing. When I listen to their music, I completely immerse myself in the music unlike any other.

Once you get hooked onto Pink Floyd, your mind gets flooded with a definite overwhelming feeling of awe. Do lend an ear to the songs listed above, if you haven’t heard them already. And make sure to watch out this space for more music love and reviews.