Although not in the same vein as the deliciously hallucinogenic earlier Floyd works such asUmmagummaandDark Side of the Moon,Animalsis innovative and musically diverse in its own right. Inspired in part by George Orwell's political fableAnimal Farm, … see full wiki
Possibly the least pretentious of Pink Floyd's records, "Animals" is also the only of their concept albums in which the concept doesn't wind up buying the farm. In other words, "Animals" is a success: Waters' lyrics are vicious and pointed, the music complements the ugliness of his lyrics, and its punk atmosphere excites at all the points it should. Historical note: this was their last real (and last great) effort as Pink Floyd before Waters turned the group into puppets; as puppets they performed … more
Pros: A great Pink Floyd album. One of their best. Cons: Roger Waters starts to destroy the band. The Bottom Line: A great album that could have been even better. There is something ironic in a band doing a concept album about the evils of capitalism on their quadruple platinum selling record. Taking its cues from the George Orwell novel Animal Farm by using animals to represent the different classes of people. Roger Waters … more
It's so hard to call any album perfect, but few come as close as this one. Maybe the Beatles, or Dylan can compare to the mastery of artistry, mood, flow and pacing that makes this album feel so right. If an album could melt in your mouth, this one would.
What with the punk explosion, the late 70s must have been a tough time for prog-rockers - and none would have felt it worse than the kings of unfathomable psychedelic rock themselves, Pink Floyd. Well, think about it: as far as Joe Public is concerned, it's a flip of the coin whether you or the Callaghan Labour government are responsible for the Sex Pistols. Either way it doesn't look good for your prospect of selling any records. So is the goose finally cooked, then? Not quite.Step forward Roger … more