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ANIMALS

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.52 | 3780 ratings

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Ogilla
5 stars I always laugh when I read someone saying Wish You Were Here was better, more prog-oriented, etc. Wish You Were Here has 5 track, 2 of them having a 'pop' related sound, and one other being, in my opinion, just boring, except for the lyrics (Welcome to the machine). When you look at Animals, you hear a concept, some simple but great ideas of philisophy and a feeling of rage, coming straight from Roger Waters. The music is simply great, with alot of keyboard ambient sounds effects (thanks to Mr. Wright), great drumming, some of the very rare astonishing bass line on the Floyd's whole discography and of course, excellent guitar work, on solo parts as on rythm sections. Few people seem to notice how Nick Mason's drumming are an essential part of Pink Floyd sound, just as the three others bring their part of little details and inovations.

What to look at :

-Dogs : Guitar solos, drums, keyboard effects, lyrics. -Pigs (Three different ones) : Guitar solo, bass lines (especially during the guitar solo). The lyrics are the weakest of the three main songs (for me). -Sheep : Guitar details (mini-riffs incorporated on background or cutting trough the main riffs), bass solo, keyboard, drum fills, lyrics (the best of the album, for me).

Pigs on the wing (Part One & Two) is hard to define for me, these are not bad but seems not to be on the same level as the three others. Sadly, they had to cut the guitar solo when they released the album.

The three main songs are excellent prog songs, having a sound that's easy to appreciate and to quickly rely to. Animals would be a master peice of prog, in any way possible, and a really good album to start with if you're not familiar to the genre.

Ogilla | 5/5 |

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