Pink Floyd – Animals

Pink Floyd – Animals is the tenth studio album by English progressive rock group Pink Floyd, released in January 1977.

AMG review: Of all of the classic-era Pink Floyd albums, Pink Floyd – Animals is the strangest and darkest, a record that’s hard to initially embrace yet winds up yielding as many rewards as its equally nihilistic successor, The Wall. It isn’t that Roger Waters dismisses the human race as either pigs, dogs, or sheep, it’s that he’s constructed an album whose music is as bleak and bitter as that world view. Arriving after the warm-spirited (albeit melancholy) Wish You Were Here, the shift in tone comes as a bit of a surprise, and there are even less proper songs here than on either Wish or Dark Side. Animals is all extended pieces, yet it never drifts — it slowly, ominously works its way toward its destination. For an album that so clearly is Waters’, David Gilmour’s guitar dominates thoroughly, with Richard Wright’s keyboards rarely rising above a mood-setting background (such as on the intro to “Sheep”). This gives the music, on occasion, immediacy and actually heightens the dark mood by giving it muscle. It also makes Animals as accessible as it possibly could be, since it surges with bold blues-rock guitar lines and hypnotic space rock textures. Through it all, though, the utter blackness of Waters’ spirit holds true, and since there are no vocal hooks or melodies, everything rests on the mood, the near-nihilistic lyrics, and Gilmour’s guitar. These are the kinds of things that satisfy cultists, and it will reward their attention — there’s just no way in for casual listeners. –by Stephen Thomas Erlewine



  1. Pigs on the Wing 1 – 1:25
  2. Dogs – 17:05
  3. Pigs (Three Different Ones) – 11:26
  4. Sheep – 10:18
  5. Pigs on the Wing 2 – 1:28

Pink Floyd - Animals

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Art Rock, Prog Rock



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  • Břenda 5 months ago

    Pink Foyd je moje srdcová záležitost,ještě ve svých zatím 59 létech jejich pár skladeb hraju.
    Kdyby bylo víc takových,kteří mají zájem o kvalitní muziku.
    Přeji krásné dny Břenda

  • Donald Martin 8 months ago


  • gary williams 1 year ago

    This is a great experience to go to youtube and play pink Floyd albums.

  • vern 1 year ago

    REALLY!!! Was 17, first time I heard Floyd was like 69, See Emily Cry. I was not raised on rock, right Mom-nDad. One of the greatest, oh, I saw Rick Neilson last nite,,,,and this weekend, lots of hot bands in Clearwater !!! Nuff said, beer 30 !

  • C.B.Waters 2 years ago

    Thanky-kindly, fer some thins, thats still, Free…