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  • One is called One of These Days, which is an excellent opener, a concert-favourite, and probably one of the most hard-rocking songs ever by the Floyd
  • Clocking at 23 minutes, this epic takes up the whole second side of the record, and it's a mindblowing collage of amazing melodies, guitar-work, sound effects, and lyrics
  • I'd recommend this record to almost anyone, since it's accessible, it contains a wider variety of tracks, from mellow rock songs, to pop melodies, from experimental instrumentals to epic soundscapes

    • by klorofill
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      Released in 1971, after a long period of trying to find their feet, Meddle, can be said to be the first real Pink Floyd album, the first one, which captures completely the Pink Floyd sound, the style on which the band will later build upon, when releasing their worldwide succesful records. While most of the pre-Dark Side albums were inaccesable to most listeners, this one, is as open, and easily digestable as it can be. Especially the first half of the album, which is filled mostly with slow pop-songs. Simple, yet memorable ones. I usually skip these tracks, since I can’t really sense anything special about them, I might even say they’re just

      filler. Especially the painful Seamus, which is nothing but the band’s dog, Seamus “singing”, well, barking, accompanied by Gilmour’s guitar. I suppose, thanks to songs like this, the band was perceived like a bunch of junkies at that time. Anyway, there are two fantastic tracks on this album, which is worth all the filler.

      One is called One of These Days, which is an excellent opener, a concert-favourite, and probably one of the most hard-rocking songs ever by the Floyd. It’s mostly instrumental, containing one severly altered, distorted vocal verse, “sung” by Nick Mason: “One of these days I’m going to cut you into little pieces.” Other than that, the song features double ...


      • basses, and really really awesome drumming. What’s also memorable is their rendition of it, on the Live in Pompeii DVD. Definitely worth checking out. The other song on this record, is the absolute masterpiece, one of the most important Pink Floyd songs ever: Echoes. Clocking at 23 minutes, this epic takes up the whole second side of the record, and it’s a mindblowing collage of amazing melodies, guitar-work, sound effects, and lyrics. I can easily say, that this song is my favourite Pink Floyd song ever, nothing beats it. Also, this song, is one of the rare ones, where every bandmember contributed with something, and they’re all credited. So, this is the true
        Pink Floyd song, it encompasses the Pink Floyd sound, and it’s just amazing listening to it with your headphones turned up to 11, in the darkness of your room. Echoes is a definining moment, not only in the Pink Floyd catalogue, but in music history in general.

        I’d recommend this record to almost anyone, since it’s accessible, it contains a wider variety of tracks, from mellow rock songs, to pop melodies, from experimental instrumentals to epic soundscapes. This album is the moment when Pink Floyd really started sounding like the Pink Floyd we all know and love.

        Tracklist:

        1. One of These Days 5.57 2. A Pillow of Winds 5.10 3. Fearless 6.08 4. San Tropez 3.43 5. Seamus 2.16 6. Echoes 23.29




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