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MEDDLE

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.30 | 3059 ratings

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dagrush
3 stars I don't know why there's hate for that cover, I think it's pretty cool. Chronologically, the first of Pink Floyd's albums that is stuck far above the 4.00 rating, never to come down. I'll give it a try, though.

One of these days: Oh, she's fantastic. Perhaps the best thing Pink Floyd ever turned out, next to SOYCD (Parts 1-5). With the famous line, beautiful instrumentation and overall fun of the song, I can't give it less than an ace. 10/10.

A pillow of winds: This seems like kind of a fluffy song, but with dark undertones. Maybe it's just the semi-creepy vocals. I don't think there's much going on here. It's hard to call a five minute song a filler, but it's pretty much just filler here. 4/10, an odd Floyd song where the vocals actually out-shine the instruments.

Fearless: Gilmour wins this song, hands down. The wonderful guitar is consistent and despite being mellow like the previous song, actually brings something worthwhile to the table. This is a track that doesn't really jump out at you, but is quality nonetheless. 8/10.

San Tropez: The band meant to be funny with the song after this, but I find this one to be kind of humerous. Why didn't this make it on "A collection of great dance songs" ? It would've brought some credibility to that title! Seriously, though. This song isn't that bad. Some lump it in with the following song, but I don't see it like that at all. I see it as a fun little song, in the style of Jeremy Bender or Cans and Brahms. Not fantastic, but not bad by any means. 7/10.

Seamus: "Seamus, that's the dog". I don't think they knew how right they were... maybe they do now. Much like "A pillow of winds", there's not much going on, other than the growling dog and some bland instruments. >|... that's supposed to be a "next song" button. 1/10.

Echoes: I must say, this is a tale of three songs, despite being a sidelong epic. You have your first song, which is the first eleven and a half minutes or so of Echoes. Then, you have your second song, which is from about 11:30-16:00. Lastly, there's the third song, 16:00-23:30 or so. The first song is very, very good and deserving of the praise it gets. The third song is pretty good... not quite as good as the first, but still nice. Unfortunately, that second song is still there... and pretty much nothing is going on during it. I must say, it really attempts to haul Echoes down to me. I'd give the first song 9/10, the second 1/10 and the third 8/10. Overall... 8/10.

Meddle is a very inconsistent album. There are fantastic parts, there are weak parts, there are good parts and there are terrible parts. I'd like to give the album a good rating, but Seamus and 11:30-16:00 in Echoes won't let me. They're to blame.

dagrush | 3/5 |

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