Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Pink Floyd - Animals CD (album) cover


Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.52 | 3359 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

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 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this PINK FLOYD review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives