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    Posted: November 07 2016 at 13:18
Which of these to Floyd epics do you guys consider the superior track? I will always consider Echoes the superior, although Atom Heart Mother is an amazing suite. Echoes just has one of the best instrumental passages ever.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 07 2016 at 13:33
Echoes for me. I don't like the whole suite at all.  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 07 2016 at 14:02
Both fantastic, but there isn't a Pink Floyd song I like better than "Echoes".  There are some I like as well, but I'd rank "Atom Heart Mother" a bit below it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 07 2016 at 14:18
Echoes.......Atom Heart has some nice parts but overall isn't as strong imo.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 07 2016 at 14:18
"Overhead the albatross hangs motionless upon the air..."

Echoes for me. Imho one of the most outstanding tracks of the entire PF catalogue.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 07 2016 at 14:21
AHM is my preference. Love the symphonic elements to it, and even during the more loose, "jammy" sections, there's still some structure to it that makes me appreciate it more than Echoes. I can definitely understand the appeal to Echoes, but the atmosphere just isn't there for me. Obviously it's not supposed to be an upbeat, "run & gun", firepower kind of track, but it seems kind of like Floyd just went for the lowest common denominator as far as making spacey music, as though they were in some kind of competition to write the slowest, most drawn out song they could.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 07 2016 at 14:33
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 07 2016 at 14:50
ATM is not bad. Echoes is so predictable. . 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 07 2016 at 15:08
Echoes is a thing of rare beauty - predictable or not (I've never really thought about it that way) 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 07 2016 at 15:12
The first ten minutes of Atom Heart Mother suite basically changed my life. I guess everyone has at least one album that's just uniquely special to them. That's been AHM for me. Basically got me through high school. It's actually difficult to listen to these days because there's too many memories attached. Ditto for David Bowie's The Man Who Sold the World (which, in retrospect, is decent but hardly great). 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 07 2016 at 15:19
Atom Heart Mother is the more experimental one. Echoes is easier to listen to, and because of that, it's more popular than AHM.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 07 2016 at 15:35
Tough one for me. I suppose I would have to go with "echoes" but it's close. I actually prefer the AHM album over meddle though. Barking dogs are ok but whiney ones aren't. ;)

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 07 2016 at 15:47
"Echoes" is great. "Atom Heart Mother" is the greatest.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 07 2016 at 16:28
There are some great bits on AHM, but Echoes is the best thing Floyd ever did.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 07 2016 at 18:53
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 07 2016 at 21:21
Both are wonderful, of course, and I regard them just about as highly. However, Echoes is the beginning of Floyd's classic sound, so that gives it the edge.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 07 2016 at 23:27
Atom Heart Mother for me. It is still one of my favourite Pink Floyd songs to date. Fun fact: it was also the first CD I ever brought
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 07 2016 at 23:37
Echoes has the better lyrics.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 08 2016 at 01:44
Both are great, but Echoes is my second favourite prog song ever. No contest.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 08 2016 at 02:23
Originally posted by uduwudu uduwudu wrote:

Echoes has the better lyrics.

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