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ANIMALS

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.52 | 2469 ratings

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Erik Nymas
5 stars Take the umbrella dear, I see pigs on the wing out there!

Pink Floyd 3rd masterpiece and the last album without Waters' post war obsession, the first album where Water sing and maybe the last album of the old pink floyd. Since the start of the concept we have a prelude (pigs on the wing) to the opera which draws the humanity in 3 different forms: the dogs (lapdogs, gangsters and criminals), pigs (politics, corrupted and thieves) and for the last sheeps (the common man). All the concept is a picture of the society of our days where pigs and dogs play an important part to choke the sheep in their schema.

On the tech side we have an excellent mix of guitars from a renewed Gilmour style (very different from DotM & wuwh ones), sublime ambience from Waters' best bass (ever, imo) in all their strenght the 3 central tracks bring to the listener something different every time, from the great guitar solos in dogs to the echoes in sheeps (which simulates the bheeeee of sheeps) through the falsetto of the voice in pigs like an old radio. So what's this album a masterpiece? Oh I think yes it is... BUT we are in front of a certain kind of change in PF music, a bit less immediate (Shine was clear enough and Breathe is the same) and too bad a step near The Wall and Water's post war project. Anyway the music is perfect and the ambience reflects the lyrics with the right mix of them: 3/3

Lyrics & Voice: Excellent part from a great Waters, really outstanding performance of him both from contents and voice, Roger have done a great job with his homework: his voice fits perfect in the hard changes of Sheeps and is the true surprise of this disc, while Gilmour have the role as main guitarist in Animals Waters take the leader of everything (that's for me one of the reasons he left after the Final Cut, since at this time he and Gilmour start to have discussions eachother), drawning a perfect picture of his thoughts, till pigs on the wing part 2, the end when the 2 character (saw at the beginning) realize that they need to stay togheter to avoid the flying pigs: 2/2

Bonus Star: Nice draw (with the flying pig) on the sleeve, nice the famous pig-baloon, nice even the album talks about how a sheep can be a sheep (or if u prefer how the man can be a sheep): 1/1 even if it's not needed

Erik Nymas | 5/5 |

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