Pink Floyd


Pink Floyd, a British rock band formed in London in 1965, stands as one of the most influential and iconic groups in the history of rock music. Known for their psychedelic sound and philosophical lyrics, Pink Floyd’s progressive and experimental approach to music has made them a staple in the classic rock genre.

“The Wall,” released in 1979, is among Pink Floyd’s most famous and critically acclaimed albums. This concept album, primarily written by bassist and lyricist Roger Waters, is an ambitious rock opera that explores themes of abandonment, personal isolation, and the societal pressures that can lead to one’s psychological decline.

“The Wall” is renowned for its narrative depth, following the story of a jaded rock star named Pink, whose life experiences form a metaphorical wall that isolates him from the world. The album’s music is a complex blend of rock, theatrical elements, and sound effects, creating a rich and immersive listening experience. Notable tracks like “Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2,” “Comfortably Numb,” and “Hey You” are just a few examples of the album’s diverse and impactful songs.

The album’s release was followed by a stage show renowned for its elaborate theatrical effects, further cementing Pink Floyd’s reputation for innovative and visually striking performances. “The Wall” not only showcases Pink Floyd’s musical genius but also reflects the band’s ability to weave profound storytelling into their albums, making it a landmark in the history of rock music. The album’s enduring popularity and influence are a testament to Pink Floyd’s unique place in the pantheon of rock legends.

Shuowei Jin
Shuowei Jin
PhD Candidate at University of Michigan CSE

My research interests include efficient LLM inference algorithms/systems, machine learning systems, and mobile systems.