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ANIMALS

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.52 | 3624 ratings

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Stjarnblom
1 stars Funny that so many reviewers rate this album so high. I have to disagree. I'm an old Pink Floyd fan but I find it far below the rest of their output. In fact, it's uninspired, repetitive and pretentious.

First of all, there are no songs. Waters spits out his childish musings on western civilization in long lines without any melody. And it goes on and on, with very litte variation or development. The rest of the band sounds asleep. The material is actually leftovers from Wish you Were Here. Four boring short songs, inflated beyond all reason to fill the quota of 40 minutes.

The concept of men as animals is ancient and has seldom been used with less finesse and imagination. Paul Simon used in a song recently and said more in three minutes than Pink Floyd does in the entire album.

Those looking for an underrated Floyd album, check out The Final Cut. It's also something of a Waters solo work, but it is packed with musical ideas and moving real emotion. Unlike Animals, it's bombast WITH content.

Stjarnblom | 1/5 |

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