Animals

Animals

by Pink Floyd
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Jon_H More than 1 year ago
This is probably the best Pink Floyd album in my opinion; it does not have any annoying or irritating moments, it is fully enjoyable, it shows the bands take on the government, and it sounds great..
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dygunraider More than 1 year ago
In the 70's Pink Floyd released 4 albums that gained them fame. They'd had a cult following, but up till then hadn't made it into the big time. That changed with Dark Side of The Moon. A landmark album that changed rock music forever. They followed it with Wish You Were Here, a Sentimental Perfectionist album. If any band has come close to crafting perfection, Wish You Were Here is clear Evidence that Pink Floyd did. Then came Animals a darker sadder album than DarkSide or Wish You Were Here. Animals is based off of George Orwell's novel Animal Farm, the main idea behind the whole concept is that there are 3 kinds of people. Dogs, the power hungry and greedy killers, Pigs, the ones that leach off of everyone else, and Sheep, the ones that mindlessly follow the leader. Lyrically, the content of the album is pretty bleak though it does get more positive towards the end in that area the album succeeds. Musically, one should listen to this album in a dark Room with Headphones on, it's one of those albums that deserves nothing less. The only thing I dont like is that some of the perpetuating music is a bit overdone, dont get me wrong I like long songs, but "Dogs" coming in at over 17 minutes is a bit much, some of the material seems like it's there just so it could be there and not for a particular reason. That being, said the music is Fantastic, so it's easy to overlook the Overkill. A great piece of work, and a essential for any Pink Floyd Fan - CM
Guest More than 1 year ago
This may be one of Pink Floyd's most underrated albums. Well written, it is almost as if it opens the door to some alternate reality. From track to track it gives a feeling of dispair and unhappiness to it much like "The Wall". A wonderful album that has been one of my favourites ever since I got it. A must for any Pink Floyd or classic rock fan.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS IS A GREAT ALBUM BUT NOT THEIR BEST.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is Pink Floyd's greatist album. It's dark and has great music it's a masterpiece
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good Pink Floyd album but second level compared to Dark Side of The Moon and The Wall. A great album to play while your busy doing something else.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of the first albums I ever owned and through the decades has remained my favorite
Guest More than 1 year ago
I believe Pink Floyd was unlike any other group. Their music has so much meaning and they managed to play it so well. : )
Guest More than 1 year ago
Been listening to the Brits since 1969 with '' carefull with that AX Eugene!! Man was he cool!! And 32 years latter and still a SOLID fan,ROCK ON MY GOOD MEN~SOLID ROCK ON
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is David Gilmours best Pink Floyd session. No electric guitarist has ever recorded a blues/rock album like this and I doubt one ever will.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall get too much attention. Sure they were great, but so was a lot of other Pink Floyd like the song Paintbox or Summer '68. I couldn't believe I hadn't heard of Animals until a friend got me it. In the song Pigs (Three Different Ones) it feels like there's dark intimacy going on: "...All tight lips and cold feet, do you like the feel of steel?" If you're a devoted fan, you need to hear all of this.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In my opinion, this is by far the best Floyd album ever!!! Davids guitar, Richards keyboard, Rogers bass and Nicks drums have not ever sound better. The vocals of David and Roger and the music just engulf and surround you like no other Pink Floyd album. I found the best way to enjoy this classic piece of music history is through headphones. Listen to the vocals as they trail off in to Richards keyboards. Feel Nicks drums and Rogers bass roll through you and Davids guitar howl and make your skin tingle!!! Listen to the words and how the music blend together like no other. You Will Not Go Wrong With This Album, Promise...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Before buying it, I looked at the cover art and thought it was meant to be comedic. After listening to the album, the only comedic concept is the personification of the animals. This is, as critics say, a very dark album. In some of their albums, Floyd will sing a few dark songs then resolve it with at least a quasi-happy song. All these songs are strange, but excellent. I enjoy the fact that they can write a 17 minute song and make it very listenable. Although not their best, this is a buy-able album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Animals may not have been the Floyd's most successful release, but it is overlooked easily. My personal favorites are Pigs on the Wing (Part 1) and Sheep. A final glimmer of hope before the gloom and doom of The Wall lingers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a buried treasure under the sands that are Pink Floyds other classic albums. ''Animals'' just might be, musically speaking, the most ambitious album Floyd ever ventured into. The swirls of Gilmour's guitar notes spiral the listener down into an alternate reality where up is down and down is up. Waters' lyrics literally FLOAT the listener onto another plain of reality where sight and sound unite and morph to encourage the feeling of pure pleasure. Playing this album invites the listener on an audio trip to a place that is created by the listener him or herself through the music...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Animals is my favorite album by Pink Floyd, maybe even all time. It honestly does not get much better than this. The three major songs all get a 10/10 and have some awesome guitar playing in all of them. Any Pink Floyd fan who doesn't have this MUST pick this up today
Guest More than 1 year ago
Many people are complaining that this album is nihilistic and cold, but this is only true if one ignores Pigs on the Wing. The opening and closing tracks clearly define the rest of the album as what would happen "If you didn't care what happened to me and I didn't care for you". Just as Dark side of the Moon is meant to display the most pessimistic worldview possible (the dark side), Animals shows how the world would be if people subscribed to such a worldview. One cannot understand a Pink Floyd album if one doesn't listen to it carefully, and this is just as true of Animals as it is of Meddle, The Wall and The Final Cut. Musically, Animals is a new peak for the band. Gilmour in particular is better than ever as he plays ominously on Dogs, lazily on Pigs, and franticly on Sheep. With The Wall, and its decidedly internal speculation, just around the corner, Animals provides a social warning closer to The Final Cut or Corporal Clegg than to Wish You Were Here, Dark Side of the Moon, or The Wall. Animals, both musically and psychologically, is Pink Floyd at their best, and the last album on which they truly worked together as a band. A must-listen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is tied with Piper at the Gates of dawn as my favorite Pink Floyd album. Glimours giutar playing is amzing and the best song is Dogs. If you're new to Floyd this should be the first album to buy.
ducky8098 More than 1 year ago
This has been my favorite Pink Floyd album for years. I love listening to it. I enjoy it more than The Wall or Dark Side of The Moon, which everyone knows. I think this one was overlooked and it should have been one of the popular ones.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is definetely one of Pink Floyds better albums. It seems because of the dark and dismal lyrics it gets shunned by even most Pink Floyd fans. It's not like Roger Waters wanted it to be that way, but it's how the metaphors to society played out in the music. I also heard that Animals is based off of George Orwell's book, Animal Farm, which may have something to do with it, although I'm not sure.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love pigs good bet and and in justed sendes chills up my spine when i hear it. this is a must for rock/roll fans buy it! its a rilly good cd or albam, buy both.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My friend bought this album in 1977, and said it was horrible. I bought it later (2002 to be exact), and regret not getting it earlier. This is definitely a good album. Sheep bothers, though. The album starts and closes with Pigs on the wing. Each is about a minute and half long. Then comes Dogs (17 mins.). It is AWESOME. Pigs (3 different ones) (11.22) is next, and it is my favorite song on the album. Sheep (10.30) is the last of the long songs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite albums and one of pink floyds best. I love the guitar solos and the entry on Sheep. It is more heavy rock than the pink floyd albums, but one of the best. Deffinetly buy it