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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.52 | 3684 ratings

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5 stars This must have been a shock for people to listen to back in the day because it is a radical difference from the last two and is cynical at times but still is a fantastic album. Pigs on the Wing start and close the album effectively with Roger acoustic jamming on very simple but memorable lyrics. Then with Dogs probably the centerpiece of the album, It is a masterpiece top to bottom which talks about the corrupt high class business men who eventually die alone because of their cut throat lifestyle. Musically, it is fantastic with one of Gilmour's best guitar parts in any song he has performed on. Pigs (Three Different Ones) is the rocker of the album and sounds familiar to Money and Have a Cigar in the bluesy style. It talks about the high class individuals who run the world and corrupt us the Dogs and Sheep. Musically it is great and lyrically is impressive probably the first song I ever heard say fuck. Then with Sheep which starts mellow with some light Wright keys but then explodes in a high energy song about how all the Sheep just go along with it and don't try to change it for the better, but eventually rise up and kill the Dogs only to retreat back to their normal lifestyle. Overall it is one of Pink Floyd's finest but you could sense that Roger was becoming the "Pig" of the band and the rest his "Sheep". 5 stars. Highlights: Pigs on the Wing Part 1 and 2, Dogs, Pigs (Three Different Ones) and Sheep
criticdrummer94 | 5/5 |


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