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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.52 | 3744 ratings

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5 stars 4.5/5.0

This is my favorite early Pink Floyd album. The acoustic sound of "Pigs on the wing" is absolutely marvelous and starts the album very smoothly and comfortably. Then You got to be crazy! starts on "Dogs" like thunder in a clear sky. The rest of the album is simply as good as the first part. If there was only one word to describe this album: INTENSITY! It is not very complex from a technical point of view, yet it is emotional, with many great climax (particularly at the end of "Dogs") and always the acoustic touch not very far behind. Those guys were only four, but the music is very rich and competes easily with other bands with a wider variety of instruments.

This album is the proof that technical complexity is not the road to success. A band doesn't have to play fast-hand-banging crazy guitar riffs all the way (like Dream Theater as an example) to make a good album. On the opposite, "Animals" is a slow- developping album, trying to maximize the emotions and feelings of every note or every twist. This is a melancolic show, but what a show! 4.5/5.0

belz | 5/5 |


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