AOTY 2021
Pink Floyd - Meddle
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1971 Ratings: #66 / 128
User Score
1971 Ratings: #25
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
AllMusic

Pink Floyd were nothing if not masters of texture, and Meddle is one of their greatest excursions into little details, pointing the way to the measured brilliance of Dark Side of the Moon and the entire Roger Waters era.

90
Pitchfork

No other Pink Floyd album sits in quite the same sweet spot: huge and ambitious but beholden to no extramusical narrative, pushing at rock’s limits without reaching beyond them for the virtues of cinema and theater.

80
The Telegraph
The start of the new signature Floyd Seventies rock sound really takes shape on the 23 sublime minutes of Echoes, as their experimental instincts begin to coalesce around songs.
70
Rolling Stone

Meddle introduced the Floyd's mature style in the 23-minute instrumental "Echoes," coloring the slow guitar ripples with deep-in-the-studio sonic details that only the truly baked would notice, much less appreciate.

GeMann
85
Echoes is incredible. Very beautiful record with a few extremely memorable tracks. This time, there's no weird chewing. Instead, there's some dogs barking. And personally, I like watching dog scream at each other more than watching a man enjoy the most important meal of the day. Just sayin'. I mean, I thought Atom Heart Mother was great, and it still is, but this one is just mind blowing at points. Sometimes, it's hard to explain my score for an album, even if I have the words to use at my ... read more
MickyT
90
'Meddle' has always been one of my personal favourite albums from Pink Floyd, I feel like it gets overshadowed a fair bit by some of the bands more iconic works that came after this, but for me 'Meddle' is one of the bands most satisfying and enjoyable albums. I mean when an album contains an incredible behemoth of a song like Echoes then it's got to be good right? The short answer is yes, it's more than Echoes, it's an essential Floyd listen and it's so damn relaxing for me, I'd go as far as ... read more
zachthesnack
83
This album makes me think of home :)
Tristan
70
Wow. I have so much to say about this record...
First of all, let me just say that this is absolutely phenomenal. The amazing production and song writing by the band shines here greatly, and up until this point it was easily their best release. Each song tells it's own individual story while still creating an incredibly cohesive and understandable experience. I was instantly hooked by the opener and stuck around for the full experience without ever hesitating, as the experimentation was enough ... read more
Plats
94
Y'all see an ear, I see a fucked-up nose.

"Meddle" was the start of a stream of classics from Pink Floyd's catalog! The entire album, in typical PF fashion, ranges from beautiful to bizarre and mysterious, which replicates the feel of the cover very well, the production and song structuring is top-notch and "Echoes" is my favorite Pink Floyd song of all time!

Fav Tracks: Echoes, Fearless, San Tropez, One of These Days, A Pillow of Winds

Least Fav Track: ... read more
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Added on: January 6, 2013