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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.52 | 3370 ratings

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This is my favorite Pink Floyd album as a whole. It has the cohesiveness of Wish You Were Here, but has an extra edge that I find WYWH just doesn't have. It is raw, edgy, and represents Roger Waters' iconoclast view of the world even better than The Wall. "Pigs on the Wing, part 1 and 2" are nice transition pieces, and there's nothing bad to say about them. They don't really even matter as far as this album goes anyway. They are simply Roger Waters with an acoustic guitar, singing about something that's not either A) madness or B) his weird, depressing, and cynical view of the world.

"Dogs" is fantastic, to put it plain. It features some of David Gilmour's finest guitar work, and was the only song not written only by Waters on the album. The only thing about it is that it seems to drag on in the middle section. The rest of the song makes up for that, luckily, and gets it a certain 5/5 stars.

"Pigs (Three Different Ones)" is my favorite song on the album, and one of my all-time favorite Pink Floyd songs. David Gilmour's use of the talk box is great, and while Peter Frampton used it a lot more, he never used it quite like Gilmour did on just this one track. The solo at the end is inspired, and the funky part is really great (I mean, more cowbell anyone?).

"Sheep" is great, especially for electronic Pink Floyd sounds. My favorite thing about it is when Roger Waters starts singing a held note, and then Rick Wright's synths slip in without noticing the difference. The end is a little dragging, though. Overall, a great way to end the album. 5/5 stars.

Animals is pretty much 3 flawless tracks, and then bookends on either side. I absolutely love this album. It gets my highest recommendation.

bb1319 | 5/5 |


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