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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.52 | 3562 ratings

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5 stars We are indeed, a bunch of animals. Pigs, sheep or dogs? Well, that's up to our behaviors to establish.

Pink Floyd really surprised me with this particular album. Their music has never appeal to me, even though their concepts are quite OK, the end product never lifted me to a better state of mind. But with Animals, they really made it, because is good, fresh, original, simple and quite wonderful. The music is simple, with the acoustic guitar setting the pace for the rest of the instruments, which perform freely and with sense. The keyboards in particular gave an atmospheric approach and the result is a brilliant album full with well thought songwriting and showing that the musicians can work for the songs and not at opposite way.

This is a relaxed and fresh journey that will take you into a subtle protest against our behaviors, and how mankind has become into pigs, dogs and sheep. In the best form of classic prog rock, there are epic songs like DOGS and PIGS (THREE DIFFERENT ONES), that flows great and are those kind of songs that don't need too much to really appreciate because are great composed and everything seems to work fine in the final result. There's always a "bluessy" edge to the music and everything seems to be on their accurate amount, as noises and layering. I don't know too much about the insides of PF but after hearing DSOTM and The Wall, this album is quite impressive and way more interesting indeed.

If you don't like Pink Floyd (like me and few others) this is an album you should check. This is a good surprise and indeed a wonderful album. I never thought I would give a 5 stars to a PF album but I have to accept it, this is really a wonderful experience.

jampa17 | 5/5 |


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