Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Pink Floyd - Meddle CD (album) cover


Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.30 | 2879 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

4 stars This album is the main subject of this month's Classic Rock Presents Prog. Hence, it is about time to check it out for myself.

I am an admirer of Pink Floyd, but not a fan. Maybe I am turning into a fan, based on the last days purchase of their albums.

For me, Meddle is a transitional album between the avant-garde space proggers Pink Floyd and the stadium filler band Pink Floyd. This album rides two horses at the same time. The dog howling solo on this album is avant-garde. Most of One Of These Days and the best song here, Echoes, is stadium fillers.

I remember Echoes well from their Live at Pompeii movie which I watched 30 years ago on TV. David Gilmour's guitar wall of sound made an everlasting impression on me. I am not kidding. I love this part of Echoes. It is cosmic wonderful. But the rest of this twenty-three minutes long track is als wonderful and by far the best song on this album. To a large degree; Meddle reminds me about an ELP or a Rush album. Some whimsy tracks like Seamus and San Tropez which is fillers to a large extent and one big piece of music. Echoes, that is. Add One Of These Days to the mix and you have a great album.

I regard this as a great album and one I will enjoy for decades to come. And yes, I know I am a bit of a slow in the uptake. 1300 reviews and 30 years later; I discover Meddle. But I have not really been bothered before now, to be honest. But Meddle is worth the wait. In particular; Echoes.

A great album.

4 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this PINK FLOYD review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives