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ANIMALS

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.52 | 2520 ratings

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The Ace Face
5 stars Another incredible album from Pink Floyd, with Waters again at the helm, and a lot of David Gilmour solos. This album embodies Waters' anger at the world. They went to concerts expecting silence, so the fans could hear the soft, building intros of songs like echoes, but instead got fans screaming "Money, Money!". This made Waters angry because by this time, his ego had swollen to massive proportions. This got to the point where Waters spat on a fan out of anger. This album is harshly critical of society, with Dogs being about corrupt politicians, Pigs being about Politicians, and Sheep being about the mindless masses. The album is bookended by Pigs on the Wing, a bright, acoustic piece that misleads the listener as to the albums content. dogs has is a guitar song, through and through, with some of Gilmour's best soloing, and great singing from Waters. the middle spacey section is courtesy of Richard Wright, with some barking dogs to accompany him. Pigs is a hard rocker with a weird effect on the guitar solo, and more angry singing from Waters. Sheep has some amazing keyboard work, including Waters voice phasing into a synth note.

All in all, one of Floyd's more harsh albums and the beginning of Waters' ascent to Planet Ego. The second to last masterpiece the band would make.

The Ace Face | 5/5 |

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