The album opens with dualing basses, pulsating a steady rock beat, until all instrumentation joins in, for "One of These Days". If anyone always wondered what was spoken in the song, "One of these days I'm going to cut you into little pieces".
The song drifts right into "A Pillow of Winds", a Waters-Gilmour collaboration. The song is meant to slow the pace down, and bring warmth and comfort of home.
"Fearless", one of my fav's on the album, is clearly radio friendly. All of side 2 consists of "Echoes" (at one point, was considered as the title for the album). A 22+ minute journey into experimentation, but never mundane. Originally, I would give this album 4.5 stars, for there are a couple short, out-of-place songs. One is entirely filler and rushed, in order to have the album ready for release before Christmas.
If you love 'Dark Side of the Moon', 'Wish You Were Here', and 'Animals', I would definitely recommend 'Meddle'.