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MEDDLE

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.31 | 2073 ratings

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Marty McFly
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5 stars I'll paraphrase Hugues (Sean Trane) in one point: If there is one formula that's here about Pink Floyd, then it must be giving 5-star rating to their albums. Tracks are as following:

1)ranging from psychedelic roots, typical "stoned" track, works greatly for example on Live in Pompeii, but here too, simply not as much.

2)Nice guitar work on rather "mundane" song than some weird exploration, even the sound isn't usual (disharmony in harmony I would say)

3)Football chanting with cleverly combined repeated guitar riff (you know which one) and some nice brickwork (what?). A song with phases of slow and even slower pace.

4)With Roger Waters beautiful voice (which really fits here, does not sound like squeaky floor like usual) with jazz nostalgia longing, Marty says just: Oh yeah.

5)So, what do you want to hear, it's a blues song, ain't it ? However, dog's growling isn't annoying for me (I can imagine animal lovers and sensitive, or simply people with certain standards to be annoyed) and adds something more to this otherwise "normal" song.

6)Well, here we are talking about one of the first prog epics, aren't we ? Simply wonderful, beautiful, full of imagination, harmonic (virtually everything fits in the right place and over the years, I developed sense of liking "the middle piece"). Lyrics are monster. They're mostly nonsense as far as I understand whole sense of this song (and this is not like other epics, where it's more songs altogether, joined only by clever transitions, here it really works as one big track - yes, there are parts, but all about one thing, all in similar style and you can imagine how they work together, what's their purpose). Very interesting concept and again, works perfectly In Pompeii (everything is simply better there, it's like paradise, except it's burned place). Imitating raven's (and other birds perhaps) on synths is nice piece of work from Mr. Wright.

5(-), because of some less prog songs (you know), but it doesn't matter much.

"Overhead the albatross hangs motionless upon the air"

Marty McFly | 5/5 |

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