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MEDDLE

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.30 | 3514 ratings

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taylanbil
4 stars For me, "Meddle" is "Echoes". The other tracks on the album serve nothing but filling the time needed to publish the album. I must exclude "One of These Days", which is a rather good track, if not excellent, and it has been played frequently on Pink Floyd's live performances.

But otherwise, the album is all about the awesome progressive phenomenon "Echoes". It is clearly a 5 star song, which has taken a long time to get its final shape and has been named a few different times ("Nothing", "The Son of Nothing", "The Return of the Son of Nothing", "Looking Through the Knothole in Granny's Wooden Leg", "The March of the Dam Busters"). I feel no need to describe this epic, you simply cannot be a serious progressive music fan or collector if you haven't listened Echoes. It's perhaps "the" song many would choose to describe Progressive Rock. An interesting note about it is that Pink Floyd used to cap off their Dark Side of The Moon live performances with Echoes. What a bliss for one who had been present in any of those concerts.

To sum up, "Meddle", as a whole album, doesn't get a 5 stars from me, yet I can't stress enough that any Progressive Rock collection MUST contain the song Echoes. Anyhow, it's an excellent addition to any collection, would have easily been a masterpiece if it were not for the light and shallow songs on the "A" side.

By the way, the artwork on "Meddle" is great in my opinion.

taylanbil | 4/5 |

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