Meddle (studio album) by Pink Floyd

Meddle
Meddle by Pink Floyd
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 142nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,642 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1971 (7th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1970s (36th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (142nd)

Pink Floyd bestography

Meddle is ranked 5th best out of 33 albums by Pink Floyd on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Pink Floyd is The Dark Side Of The Moon which is ranked number 2 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 98,150.

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Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,642 votes)
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07/30/2020 23:53 saltysurprise  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,07383/100

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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 84.3/100, a mean average of 83.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.1.

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95/100
From 07/27/2020 17:14
Find myself wanting to skip over both San Tropez and Seamus, but what's left is amongst my favorite work in the Pink Floyd catalog.
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From 06/12/2020 17:17
A lot of incredible music on here, but there are just a couple of poor tracks that let the album down a touch.
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From 02/05/2020 22:31
I like this album, their is something unique about it. The first three tracks are really good, and the last track is the icing on the cake.
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From 07/13/2019 03:47
Another favorite from the LSD days.
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80/100
From 06/27/2019 18:18
A strange collection of songs. On Of These Days is a great song that gives you a weird sense of urgency.

Then A Pillow Of Winds to Seamus seems like it's from a completely different album, but the music is very enjoyable.

Echoes is of course a standout track that has its similarities with both the opening song and the rest of the album but also adds its own sound.

Not their most corehent album but that doesn't affect the quality of the songs which is mostly very high.
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90/100
From 06/19/2019 00:49
Awesome atmospheric album. Pink Floyd's first of a series of great albums.
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From 04/10/2019 23:15
The most underrated album I know. Meddle is an absolutely amazing album that is sadly overshadowed by TDSOTM. One Of These Days still remains as one of my most favorite opening tracks to an album ever. Fearless and San Tropez are very simple and pretty tracks that are a nice break from Pink Floyd's more experimental music. And where do I even begin with Echoes? This 23 minute long epic is full of amazing guitar work, surreal lyrics and amazing prog rock sounds. Meddle is some of the Floyd's best work and it needs more attention. (I do also enjoy Seamus)
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75/100
From 03/09/2019 12:38
Best track: "Echoes"
Weakest track: "Seamus"
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From 12/04/2018 15:07
Would have been a 10/10 if it wasn't for Seamus.
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85/100
From 09/30/2018 16:58
This is an amazing prog album. Echoes is a masterclass of progressive rock from the opening sampled piano key which sounds like a submarine sonar to the amazing David Gilmour guitar soloing. The one track lets the album down is the dreaded seamus. Were the guys really so stuck for ideas that they had to have a bloody dog howling along to some pretty lousy acoustic blues? This track, totally should not have made it to an album!
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2. Who's Next by The Who
3. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
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