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MEDDLE

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.30 | 2109 ratings

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The Ace Face
5 stars Amazing. Floyd's first masterpiece, and one of many to come. They are one of the few bands who can create more than one, and they created 5. One of these Days opens the album with some mysterious bassage and builds slowly into a great jam, with some great guitar work from gilmour. Pillow of winds is a great folky tune alternating between minor and major sections, with the slide guitar ever present in the background. It seems, on this song, that Waters and Gilmour have finally found their voices with which they will sing their tales of woe and hate. Fearless is a bluesy song, i dont know how they make it work, but its great. ending with some crowd noises. San tropez is another bouncy, bluesy song that sounds like it might have come off a beatles album, but with slightly lower voices singing it. the piano perfectly augments the acoustic sound. Again, nice slide guitar. Seamus is more acoustic bluesy things, you wouldnt think floyd would be able to make it work, but they do somehow. the dog barking in the background is a nice touch. and now, ECHOES. Floyd's best song by far, even bettering Shine On. Building very slowly into a masterful song, it starts with just some binging radar noises. Gilmour slowly leads them in, eventually getting into a riff that appears to be the main theme from Phantom of the Opera, but expanded on massively. When the singing comes in, it could not be better. it makes me very sad, and at the same time blows me away. Of course, there are long sections for Gilmour and Wright to solo, followed by a reprise of the vocal section. this song fluctuates moods so much its amazing.

Overall, I know this seems pretentious of me, but Floyd is amazing, and they have 4 more masterful albums to come.

The Ace Face | 5/5 |

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