5 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Most of the British rock superstars of Pink Floyd's generation took little notice of the late-'70s punk revolution. While the three extended epics that make up the bulk of Animals couldn't sound less like the Sex Pistols, Roger Waters' venomous, Orwellian lyrics viciously dismiss the whole of modern British society as dogs, pigs, and sheep. That sense of seething contempt and anger makes Animals a spiritual cousin to the punks, though the hopeful two-part bookend "Pigs on the Wing" offers a welcoming sense of compassion.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Most of the British rock superstars of Pink Floyd's generation took little notice of the late-'70s punk revolution. While the three extended epics that make up the bulk of Animals couldn't sound less like the Sex Pistols, Roger Waters' venomous, Orwellian lyrics viciously dismiss the whole of modern British society as dogs, pigs, and sheep. That sense of seething contempt and anger makes Animals a spiritual cousin to the punks, though the hopeful two-part bookend "Pigs on the Wing" offers a welcoming sense of compassion.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
124 Ratings
124 Ratings
NickLang86 ,

My favorite Floyd album

I remember going through a phase in my early teens of seeing if I could listen all the way through epically long songs, as I had recently gotten into progressive rock and jazz.
The thought of 17:05 minutes of a song called 'Dogs' seemed like some insurmountable task at first glance. But I sat there absolutely slack jawed at the journey of that track. It was mind blowing; the clearly defined sections, the biting lyrics, the beautifully harmonized and constructed guitar solo, etc. I couldn't believe how fast it shot by.
Now, something like 100 listens later, this album never ceases to amaze me. Compelling writing, uncompromising in its entirety, and different than any album they had done before.
This one usually never leaves my car.

Reason productions ,

Absolutely Amazing!!

Not only does this album define the boundaries of lyrical creativity, describing the social hierarchy as a whole throughout the album- "Animals" expresses so much musical creativity instrumentally as well. It is yet again, another great classic album of Pink Floyd's. Definitely worth the buy, in fact, words can not describe how much worth a buy this album actually is. So buy it, plug in your headphones or earbuds, or what-have-you, sit back and be ready to embark on a journey through musicality, it's definitely worth it.

P.S. The album also pretty much flows endlessly, (which is a great technique of Pink Floyd's by the way)...

Pseudo127633??? ,

Underrated masterpiece

Dark Side and the Wall are absolutely amazing, but for some reason, they are commended greatly for their social commentary and musical creativity whereas Animals doesn't get much hype. This album has ten times the social commentary and twenty times the musical creativity of the other two, and after the full forty minute listen, I've decided that it's my favorite of theirs. Definitely worth the ten bucks.

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