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MEDDLE

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.30 | 2140 ratings

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burtonrulez
3 stars The Ultimate Lava Lamp Album. This album has a very dreamy feel throughout and, apart form the first track, is very laid back and calm.

All musicians shine here, Waters especially laying down some great bass lines, and Wright pours a lot of atmosphere into the music.

'One of These Days' is an intense instrumental, which is almost danceable(!) This is quite an acomplished composition, and very inventive, especially for that day and age. 'Pillow of Clouds' contrasts this by being extremely laid back. A nice song but nothing more. 'Fearless' is better, although I don't really see the point of the football fan vocals at the end, they don't seem to fit with the otherwise tranquil mood. 'San Tropez' is a great song, with some humourous psychedelic lyrics. 'Seamus' is novel, but again robs from the tranquil mood, but it's a bit of light relief before this album's masterpiece...

'Echoes', The Floyd's longest composition I believe, and truly a phenomenal one. This is a very ambient song, and while listening you can really loose yourself as you immerse yourself in the underwater sounds, and float away into another world (and you don't even need to be smoking anything, but I guess it helps ;-) It has some vocal sections, with very good lyrics, and then the instrumental bit has both musical parts, and parts made up of ambient noises, put together in a structured manner. Obviously the undisputable highlight of this album.

If all the music was like 'One of These Days' and 'Echoes'. This would be a 5 star album, but the rest, while being mostly good, and carrying a positive mood, lets the record down a bit. 3.4 stars.

burtonrulez | 3/5 |

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