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MEDDLE

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.30 | 2958 ratings

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4 stars Overhead the albatross hangs motionless up in the air

I listened to this album after i had listened to Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here and Animals. The first time i heard "Echoes" i thought that this is really something that i have to look into more, because i got the feel that it was the Close to the edge of Pink Floyd. And after a few listens with some wine and cigarrs i finally got it. "Echoes" is a track that sums up Pink Floyds music in general. Spacey feeling, psychedelic movements and extremly addicting lyrics. It's an unquestionable masterpiece. However, the album, although great, isn't.

There is just too much weak stuff here to regard this as five star. "Fearless" and "One of these days" are as great as anyother shorter songs by Floyd and easily earns a 4 star with the magnificient "Echoes", but the problem is in the rest of the songs, which in my opinion are a bit boring(even though "Seamus" is very appealing with a DOG SINGING!). "San Tropez" is really the weakest link here. It's sad to hear a corny and cheesy pop song just after hearing a nice tune like "Fearless".

In this album Floyd is still experimenting and i don't think they themselves(btw, which one of them?) regard this one as a masterpiece, but as a great experiment that later gave us the greatest albums of all time. Extremely solid 4 stars.

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