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Animals (1977)
Pink Floyd

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User Rating: 4 / 5 [ Add Your Rating ]

Rating:  4 / 5
Comments:  ANIMALS showed the Floyd moving in a more dark, bitter, and angry direction. Roger Waters give us his synopsis of who the Pigs, Dogs, and Sheep are in the world. In the midst of such bleak lyrics, there are some great moments that shine out. Rhodes enthusiasts will enjoy Rick Wright's intro to "Sheep", and the intermittent synth moments throughout the album. Since Wright was in a creative slump, this is not a very keys note-worthy album. Look out for some great guitar work by David Gilmour, and a cool use of the talk box during "Pigs (Three Different Ones)". "Dogs" and "Sheep" also show the Floyd making use of the vocoder to add to their soundscape. Roger waters gives some of his best lead vocal efforts on this album. ANIMALS is a great lead-up to THE WALL and yes, pigs fly.

Name:  Alan
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  excellent album

Name:  William Hutchison
Rating:  3 / 5
Comments:  I've never understood the mass appeal of this group. I would always jokingly refer to them as Sleepy Floyd (after the NBA player). They usually play in one style and that is lethargic. Rick Wright was in a "creative slump"? I'll say. It was more like he was just punching the clock on this one.