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ANIMALS

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.52 | 2547 ratings

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frankiehendrix
5 stars If I would say that "Animals" is the best Pink Floyd's album some of you could tell that I'm stone cold crazy. But it's the Floyd's work I enjoyed more. Many have written that these compositions were strongly influenced by the punk movement, but I think it's not a correct analysis: in my opinion Animals show the way out worst prog self- indulgence, but few prog bands (and not even the same Floyd) follow this way, getting too "pop" in the 80s'. More. "Dogs" and "Sheep" were actually old songs of the band written for "Wish you were here" and then descarted, so they were off the punk movement, but they were real progressive compositions, maybe the more proggies from the band. Great moody atmospheres, acid and desesperate Waters' lyrics, but especially great music. "Dogs" is one of my favourite songs ever, an epic 18-minutes long composition with excellent guitar work from David Gilmour (I love the breath-taking solo in the central part) and an outstanding finale by Waters. "Pigs (Three Different Ones)" is an abrasive hard rock number, maybe too long, but excellent. "Sheep" is maybe the best known song from the album and that's the only one that shows the quality of the keyboards by Rick Wright, quite hidden by the fury of Roger Waters' pen and David Gilmour's guitars.

Maybe the opener/closer "Pigs on the Wings" is the weakest moment of an excellent album, in my opinion one of the most important in the story of rock music.

frankiehendrix | 5/5 |

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