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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.52 | 3379 ratings

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4 stars Perhaps their best album, regarding of their experimental period, and one of the most underrated ones as well. It's not a typical "classic prog" number, but its attitude is always "progressive", as well as the barking dogs inside. The unique defect is represented by the tepid lyrics, which sometimes are not inspiring... but the rest is a "FLOYDian trademark".

Addendum as for a specific clarification (10-08-19): I woud like to explain the term "tepid" I used above, talking about the lyrics, during my first review...first of all it seems that P.F were not so original in choosing an important reference such as "G. Orwell", but nevermind, as They had chosen Tolkien as well inside another album, by mentioning him in a intelligent manner...instead here the choice- sometimes- is an hybrid between Orwell's Animal Farm from one side (Sorry in Italy the title is "La Fattoria degli animali", but I don't remember the original title in English), a simbolical act of rebellion against the political oppression of the governments and something different in the other side, which instead might have not any political indication; but at the end certainly They are completely into the first side in my opinion (perhaps I've committed a mistake, but it's my opinion only..). I wonder if the P.F. lyrics are looking forward a New Age here or- as I really think about this question- in this case it's not a natural effort. It seems all well organized and not so natural in the same time, but probably I'm wrong. So I used the term "tepid" in the sense of quite cold mood, not an enthusiastic and convincing choice as well, regarding a true natural rebellion of the band against the so called "matrix". To me, it rather seems a calculation, in order to earn consent among the normal listeners (those ones not completely into the prog music, I mean) and let them buy this classic ever green (instead the die-hard fan of the band- often by accepting every kind of lyrics coming from P.F.- is able to buy everything regarding them!! ...).

I hope it's enough to clarify my point of view, cause another reviewer asked me an explanation a couple of months ago, as this "Animals" is one of the most important albums ever by P.F.!!

lor68 | 4/5 |


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