Meddle (studio album) by Pink Floyd

Meddle by Pink Floyd
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 142nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,847 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 36 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 82,965.

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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 84.4/100, a mean average of 83.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.1.

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90/100
From 08/31/2022 03:49
Solid album
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From 08/18/2022 15:22
Echoes is a timeless piece of music, and other songs on this album like One of These Days and Fearless are excellent too!
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From 01/27/2022 22:27
Opener record for Pink Floyd greatest era. Echoes is magnificent and the rest is pretty good too.
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From 01/23/2022 17:55
The "Eternal Second" from PF discography: everybody loves this album, basically do not know anyone who puts it as their favourite from Pink Floyd.
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85/100
From 12/03/2021 21:05
85.83

Lo primero que me llamó la atención de este disco fue su portada. Yo no tenia idea que Pink Floyd tenía un disco con ese gráfico y me pareció genial como cover art, porque además destila un estilo psicodélico y de rock experimental.

La primera canción que escuché fue San Tropez y fue en una historia de ig. Me llamó la atención la mera existencia del album y me fui a escucharlo. Eso fue hace unas semanas, hace ya casi un mes, y desde entonces, por lo que recuerdo, he escuchado el album completo unas 4 veces en total, pero claro, he repetido muchas más veces mi canción favorita del album, que es Fearless. También debo mencionar One of These Days, porque me encantó como primera canción. Yo muchas veces cuando escucho albums renombrados tiendo a juzgar si lo escucho completo o no por la sensación que me genera la primera canción, y definitivamente la primera de Meddle me obligó a continuarlo porque me atrapó y hasta ahora me sigue sorprendiendo cómo Pink Floyd logra hacerme disfrutar los instrumentales.

Ahora, honestamente no recuerdo A Pillow of Winds, es decir, ya me la olvidé, pero en su momento le di 80, que no está mal. San Tropez, al ser la primera que escuché, se queda con un recuerdo especial, yo le doy un 85 y disfruto mucho al escucharla. Seamus me parece un filler, o una canción con la que quisieron rellenar el album. Sin dudas le baja un poco el puntaje al album.

Finalmente, me encojo al calificar Echoes, porque hay partes que disfruto, pero no es lo mío esto de estar escuchando canciones tan largas, diría que solamente lo hago cuando me encantan verdaderamente y por ende, son de mis favoritas, porque sino no le veo el sentido de estar escuchando una misma canción tanto tiempo. Habiendo tratado de justificar esto, digo que le pongo 85 a Echoes, y esto con el perdón de los fans de Pink Floyd que me lean, porque estoy seguro que a lo mejor le deben colocar un 100. Sin embargo, lamento que no sea mi caso.

Ya para concluir, este es un album demasiado canchero y agradable. Diría que hasta ahora, que me faltan escuchar Animals y Wish You Were Here, es mi #2 album favorito de Pink Floyd después de The Dark Side of the Moon, y comparte el 2do puesto con The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. Fearless es mi highlight y Echoes es la obra maestra que por ahora no conecta conmigo. Eso sería todo, seguiré en orden con la discografía de Pink Floyd. Por ende, la siguiente que escucharé será Obscured by Clouds, disco al que honestamente le tengo expectativas. Paz.
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From 11/21/2021 11:32
Muy buen disco. Uno de los mejores, un pasito por detrás de sus cuatro grandes clasicos.
Echoes es un temazo a la altura de su leyenda.
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From 11/08/2021 21:03
The ECHOES is one of PF great songs.
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From 10/15/2021 04:45
A masterful album. Not this band’s best, but features must-listen tracks. “One of These Days” is the perfect opener, while “Echoes”, the conclusion, is possibly the best Pink Floyd song and maybe the best prog rock epic of all time.
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85/100
From 06/29/2021 19:47
A very good album that should be considered among Pink Floyd's greats. Its A-side is good but its B-side propels the album (and band) to completely uncharted territory for a song (Echoes) that was easily their greatest up to that point - and a contender for their greatest overall.
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From 02/26/2021 11:48
Pour beaucoup cet album ce résume au titre Echoes, mais la première face est une bien belle introduction à ce morceau fantastique.
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Best Albums of 1971
1. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
2. Who's Next by The Who
3. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
4. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
5. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
6. Blue by Joni Mitchell
7. Meddle by Pink Floyd
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9. L.A. Woman by The Doors
10. Fragile by Yes
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