Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Pink Floyd - Animals CD (album) cover


Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.52 | 3368 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Prog Reviewer
5 stars PINK FLOYD at their most progressive - and best.

Animals is a concept album centering around societal castes with dogs representing money hungry businessmen, pigs representing politicians and sheep representing the masses who follow (or so I'm led to believe. And so the format on the album consists of 3 epic songs (with an intro and outro) dealing with each animal. The music itself is quite spacey, surely the most space rock floyd album incorporating delay, reverb and effects in abundance (my personal favourite is the vocoded dog barks in 'Dogs'.

All 3 main songs are fantastically written, 'Dogs' is my personal favourite song on the album, it's quite dark and mysterious and the time seems to fly by, it's hard to believe that it's a 17 minute song. Pigs is a more traditional floyd song with more of a bluesy groove invoking shades of 'welcome to the machine' from their previous album. Sheep rounds out the album with a driving rhythm and is very climactic with some very dark areas in the middle (especially for floyd).

From a progressive point of view this is easily the best album from PINK FLOYD, an essential album for any progressive rock collection.

FruMp | 5/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this PINK FLOYD review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives