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MEDDLE

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.30 | 2118 ratings

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Marquês_Prög
4 stars Meddle probably marks what would prove to be the start of the most productive and innovative period in Pink Floyd's career. It also was the first to have the trademark Pink Floyd sound. David Gilmour finally took his right place in the band and became the leading musical force within the group. Meddle also then marks a radical departure and a new way of making music for the band.

1. One of these days - pumps along with a terrific bass line and watery guitars that crescendo stunningly. The Nick Mason vocal screaming "One of these days I'm going to cut you into little pieces," Superb! 5/5

2. A pillow of winds - is a dreamy and poetic piece mixing great accoustic guitar from Gilmour, along with good lyrics from Waters..Very good! 4.5/5

3. Fearless - good song, that ends with a recording of Liverpool F.C. football fans singing Rodgers & Hammerstein's "You'll Never Walk Alone" 3.5/5

4. San Tropez - perhaps one of the best cuts on the album, has a jazzier sound. 4/5

5. Seamus - Seamus was a dog that was trained to yowl every time he heard the blues. So, he was brought into the studios and the band, stoned, recorded the track. It easily could have been left off the album. Only for the fans. 2/5

6. Echoes - Staring out with a simple, sonar-like ping, it slowly builds to a very full sound. The voice blends so well with the instrumentation, that it becomes another instrument. After the first set of vocals you are taken on a trip. This song is amazing to turn up and listen to in complete darkness. After a while, the song turns to wind and then slowly stars adding different elements in again. From there till the end is such an amazing use of blended sounds building upon each other, that I cannot describe how good it is. Essential!! 5/5

Final Note: Meddle signals the beginning of the most important period of Pink Floyd music, wherein they had completely grown into a brilliant cohesive band .It is far more focused, far more melodic, and far more cohesive then anything before it. No longer searching, Pink Floyd had finally arrived.

5+4.5+3.5+4+2+5 = 24

24 : 6 = 4

Excellent addition to any prog music collection

Curiosity: One of these days was dedicated to Jimmy Young, the British Radio D.J., who the band had been having a running battle of words with for several years.

Marquês_Prög | 4/5 |

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