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MEDDLE

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.30 | 3197 ratings

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Magnum Vaeltaja
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Eclectic Prog Team
2 stars The first of the generally-regarded Pink Floyd classics, "Meddle" is an album that will undoubtedly entice Pink Floyd's fanbase. But like its successor, Dark Side of The Moon, it leaves little of interest to other demographics.

Unlike about 99.999% of reviewers here, I firmly believe that side one is superior to side two. The album's first side starts with "One of These Days", an exhilarating but compositionally-lacking uptempo number. The next few selections are all slower, more mellow songs. "Pillow of Winds" is the album highlight, with its beautiful lyrics and instrumental harmonies. Side two contains little more than the endless, noodling "Echoes", a low-tier prog epic at best. There are few songs out there that match "Echoes'" sheer low density of musical ideas. The song is perfectly fine if you just want to zone out for half an hour but if you want more than just background music, look elsewhere.

I will give this album 2 stars, not because I think it's bad, but because it really is a fans-only album. For Pink Floyd fan's, this is a must-have as it is an archetypal, representative piece of their discography. For the broader prog fan base, however, this is one that wouldn't be missed.

Magnum Vaeltaja | 2/5 |

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