* Wish You Were Here, Pink Floyd
Created in the spirit of camaraderie, Wish You Were Here waged war against the system, better known in Floydlandia as "The Machine " while paying tribute to a fallen hero and victim of the industry - the creative force fundamental to the band's existence, Syd Barrett. As our world was racked by unsustainable overseas military conflicts, governmental scandals, political assassination attempts, and a near-total erosion of the public trust, Pink Floyd emerged victorious, responding to this external dissonance with their ultimate band statement. What a strange, complex moment in time to have generated a classic. After 1975, Pink Floyd would never be the same - and neither would we.