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Animals by Pink Floyd is quite simply a masterpiece. This album is truely a work of art. From begining to end this album is great. Would highley recommend this album to any person, even if there not a Pink Floyd fan!
WHEN THEY BLEW UP THAT BIG AS- PIG OVER THE CROWD AT THE OLD COUNTY STADIUM IN MY HOME TOWN MILWAUKEE ITS A TIME FOREVER ETCHED IN MY LIFE AND MIND TO BLOW IT UP OVER THE CROWD AND NO ONE EVER HAD THOUGHT ABOUT THAT BUT Ya GOT DAMNEAR 70thou IN A PLACE THAT WAS ONLY SUPPOSED TO HOLD 60 EITHER WAY I ALWAYS ASK FOR THE ANIMALS ALBUM TO BE PLAYED AND ya GET THE LOOK OF DAA TRULY THE ONE THAT I WILL NEVER FORGET WITH 2 of THE GREATEST FRIENDS EVER AND WOW THATS W O W TOTALLY FOR 3 HIPPIES TO BELT IT OUT AND THEN THEY BLEW IT UP OVER THE CROWD WHAT A FREAKIN BLAST FOR SURE MY LONGEST TIME FRIENDSHIPS AND ME WERE ALL BLOWN AWAY BY THEE LATE GREAT BLOODY BAND PINK FLOYD AND THE LEAST PLAYED ALBUM THAT THEY MADE WAS TRULY UP TOP COMPARED AGAINST ANY OTHER 3 MAN BAND WAS RUSH AND THERE YOU HAVE IT PICK IT UP AND ALONG WITH THE HAIR STANDING UP RACK AT THE MUSIC STORE AND I WILL BET YOU THAT THEY DO NOT HAVE ONE AND THATS A BLOOMIN SAD ORDEAL THEY WERE SO CLOSE TO US THAT Ya COULD SEE THEIR FINGERS WORKIN THOSE STRINGS TOTALLY MESMERIZED OR MESMERIZING TO BE ABLE TOO SEE ONE OF THE GREATEST BANDS EVER BIG STEVE MILWAUKEE WISCONSIN MADE IT THROUGH THE CONCERT AND NEVER LOST MY HEARING LMSAO
Now considering I was only 5 when this was released it’s still my favorite Pink Floyd album. I created a Pink Floyd fanatic out of 15 year old son which makes me so proud that he doesn’t listen to the mindless crap coming out of SoundCloud. Timeless music transcending generations! ❤️🤟🏼
Don't like it as much as Wish You Were Here or Dark Side, but this album is certainly in my top five from Floyd. The songs are epically long, but they take you on a journey and are beautifully crafted. "Pigs (Three Different Ones)" is my favorite of the 3 opuses.
NO WARDS CA DECRIBE WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO BE STANDING OUT SIDE THE FARM DOORS WATCHING THEM MAKE THIS ALBOUM DOGS WAS CREATED ON A SAD EVENT THAT HAPPENED ON THE FARM WHITCH MAKES IT ONE OF THE BEST SONGS THAY EVER MADE TY GUYS FOR LETTING ME BE A PART OF IT NORM
Animals is much more than just an album, it's a commentary on the world of power, corruption, and how individuals can be a drain on those who want liberty and peace. I saw Pink Floyd on the In The Flesh tour which supported Animals and Wish You Were Here, by for the best concert of my life! The solos in dogs still stands as one of the most gritty but beautiful pieces of music I've ever heard. I've owned many copies of Animals over the years, from LP to 8 track to CD form, it is a must have work that I've had in my collection since it was originally released.
So besides Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon" that was the only album I loved from the band. One day as I was listening to my rock mix on Spotify and the song "Dogs" came on. Despite it being a 17 minute song, I actually like the song. As a matter of fact, when I drive home from work, I find myself listening to the whole entire album at least twice a week. I do agree with most of the post when many said it was an underrated album. They are correct. Definitely on my Christmas list of albums I want to own. Beside "Dogs" my favorite songs are "Sheep" and "Pigs on the Wing 2"
Knew ALL Floyd material previous to this release, all obviously great, or at least interesting. Then this came out, and absolutely blew me (and my friends, and music lovers) away. Powerful music, powerful politics, the band at their creative pinnacle, IMO. Sorry, but EVERYTHING (Floyd) after this has only great MOMENTS, not the great completeness of Animals.
This is such a biting and surreal album, mixed with sonic touches that take you deep into the world of Animals. The 3 kinds of animals are of course a view of society. This is lyrically complex and yet simple somehow. You *must* listen to the with headphones otherwise you miss the layering and subtle synthesized sounds. I've had this album in my collection since the early 80s (back then I only had the cassette tape version -- sound quality was awful). The remastered version has brought to life all the original production fidelity. Incredible work from a very complicated group of musicians who never seemed to get along. It's hard to fathom. Get this album -- it's dark, brilliant, and a timeless commentary on society and politics.
I really like Animals, though I don't love it as much as the two albums that surround it. The music isn't as deep and complex as some of their other albums and it may be the only Pink Floyd album that I don't think has aged well. All that being said, I like every song on it. It is the most guitar dominated album these guys have done and it really rocks out in places. And I think Roger Waters really came into his own as a singer here. So, four stars. Please don't kill me. Thank you. You have been very naked.
40 years later--I have never tired of any part of this album. I remember being transfixed in the summer of 1977 on the beach in Long Island listening to 'Dogs". 40 years later the symmetry and the lyrical concept of the entire album combined with the dynamic pulsing energy and beauty of the music--this is my favorite Floyd album.
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.
"Animals" doesn't get the attention of Pink Floyd's other mega-hits from the 1970s (not even by the band's own record company), probably due to the lack of radio-friendly songs on the album. But it's every bit as classic as "Dark Side of the Moon", "Wish You Were Here", and "The Wall". Musically, "Animals" is the angry cousin to "Wish You Were Here"; lyrically, it's almost as dark as "The Final Cut". Though in both cases, "Animals" is far more aggressive. You won't hear any backup singers or saxophone solos, but what you will hear is the band playing with an energy reminiscent of their early days. This is a good thing.
When most people think of Pink Floyd they think of Dark Side Of The Moon or The Wall.Animals is a great underrated Pink Floyd album. This is my favorite Pink Floyd album. It is an epic and complex album. If you are just getting into Pink Floyd buy this album along with Wish You Were Here.
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.
I'm a 17 year old kid I don't smoke pot or do any drugs this should say something about floyds music it draws all people not just older aged people or stoners but everyone my sister is 5 and she loves another brick in the wall
Always been a huge fan of this album and Pink Floyd in general. Here, you'll find a cold and unsettling atmosphere, described appropriately as Orwellian (read Animal Farm, then listen to this) and perfectly illustrated in the cover art. The music is classic Pink Floyd rock, very raw in its presentation and similiar to "One of These Days" or "Echoes" in its gradual build up, then unrelenting destruction of steel. I often find it a relief from Floyd's more commercially successful albums. You'll find plenty of incredible solos on here as well. Each song is unique its tale, but flows wonderfully together as a part of Waters' grand assault on those all-too-familiar "pigs on the wing."
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)...