Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
the online library of pop writing

Pink Floyd: Obscured by Clouds (Harvest 11078)

Dan Nooger, Fusion, October 1972

WITH THE arrival of Meddle last year, even Pink Floyd's most ardent followers must have found themselves wondering if the group hadn't outlived themselves. The long-standing conflict between the eerily atonal thrust of their own music and the demand for unabrasive melodies to fill out the movie soundtracks they'd been increasingly involved in had seemingly been resolved in favor of the pretty stuff with that album, which was as melodic and exciting as a Bacharach film score, although it wasn't connected with a movie at all.

Total word count of piece: 377


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.