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ANIMALS

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.52 | 2476 ratings

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genbanks
4 stars In Animals the Roger Waters ego started to dominate the Pink Floyd universe. Thanks God, Rick Wright was even there and could left his mark in the keyboard sounding, and Gilmour could co-compose one of the best progressive pieces of Pink Floyd, like Dogs. The album has only three long songs with two fillers (good fillers) like Pigs on the wing parts I and II (just both the same). The Waters main incidence can be noted because the music goes to a second plane, being only an accompaniment of the lyrics. Anyway, musically the album is even good, compared with The Wall or The Final Cut. Dogs, is the best track in the album. Maybe is too long in terms that the second half is just the same that the first, but with Waters in the voice (Gilmour is in the first). The acoustic intro with the rough Gilmour voice is just iconic. The guitar solos are stranges and unconventional, and this makes them great. Sheep is a good progressive track too, composed all by Roger. The keyboard work is really good, and the electric guitar fade out is simply outstanding. Pigs (three different ones) is the weak one of the three long tracks, but is even good, mixing keyboards patterns with a rough rhythm guitar and a psychedelic melody line by Waters. The acoustic Pigs on the wing (Parts I and II) are agradable pieces. As a complement, the cover art is superb and fits really well with the spirit of the album. If you don't have Animals, surely it will be a great addition for your progressive rock collection. Four stars.
genbanks | 4/5 |

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