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ANIMALS

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.52 | 2523 ratings

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arcane-beautiful
5 stars This album is definetly my favourite Pink Floyd album, and from my point of view very overlooked.

This album is quite similar to Wish You Were Here, keeping within a 5 song range. But in other ways it's the complete antithesis of Wish You Were Here, with Wish You Were Here having 2 long songs at the start and end, with 3 shorter songs in the middle, while Animals has 2 short songs at the start and end, and 3 long songs in the middle.

This album also has quite an angry sound to it that i think was Roger's answer to punk. The only problems was that Roger and punks both had the same attitude (anarchistic and spitting on peoples faces and all that), but unlike Punk, Roger and Floyd made amazing pieces of music.

The album has quite a symbolic concept, revolving around 3 animals, dogs, pigs and sheep. Basically, sheep want to be dogs, dogs want to be pigs and pigs just want to be lazy all their life. Basically, most of us are dogs, trying to achieve our own dreams, but we all end up old and dead anyway. Quite morbid, but gingerly true.

1. Pigs On The Wing 1 - The start and the end basically. Sums up the album when you hear the whole thing, then listen to part 2 at the end.

2. Dogs - In my opinion, the most underlooked Pink Floyd song ever.This song has it all, it's lengthy, doesn't get boring, the close melodies that give you a sense of unergency. How can you not love it. The lyrics are also very true and really do make you ponder. The instrumental passages are amazing and some of Dave's best guitar work are heard here.

3. Pigs (3 Different Ones) - A song about fat lazy people. Quite angry and sarcastic. I love the line "you think you're a laugh, but you're really a cry." Poetic genius. There are also some offensive obscenities in this song, so children beware.

4. Sheep - When the Bible meets karate. Amazing philosophical lyrics, with colourful language and some great colloquisms (the bugger's eyes). The instrumental work is amazing and the effects of Roger's vocals are amazing, make him seem more God like (if that's possible). The end section is also incredibly memorable and amazing.

5. Pigs On The Wing - The end. Basically

CONCLUSION: Their best album. Buy it now, or else you will never know the true genius of Pink Floyd.

arcane-beautiful | 5/5 |

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