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Friday, March 9, 2012

PINK FLOYD / Animals [1977]


By 1977, it was obvious that Pink Floyd were no longer friends and becoming nothing more than business partners. The coldness between the band members is very apparent on the bizarre, yet fascinating Animals.
A bit of the odd bird out, nestled between some of Floyd's most commercially and well-known records. Roger Waters takes center stage both with songwriting and vocals. While David Gilmour & Nick Mason were hanging on by a thread and Rick Wright was nothing more than a few moments of atmospheric soundscapes.
It's the cold, cynical and angry album where Floyd was just beginning to build a wall between each other and the rest of the world.

4 pigs on the run out of 5

Songs Of Note: Pigs On The Wing 1 & 2; Sheep

2 comments:

Lyedecker said...

really? this is a solid 5 stars. the last classic floyd album. it may be waters dominatd but gilmour's and wright's best playing is on here.

cuckoo77 said...

Really. :p