I am sure I am going to get a lot of flack for this but if you know me then you also know that I could give a rats ass. I don't give 2 flying fucks…hell I won't even give you one. With that being said I shall begin my heretical (to some that love their music shoeshined before consuming) rant.
This album to me is by far the best effort of the Roger Water's era of Floyd. Hell. Their best effort in general. I can hear it now…."What??? You dare say anything other than Dark Side or the Wall is their best? OMFG!!!" Why yes….Yes I fucknig do and here is why.
1) This album is raw. Gritty and not overly produced. This hasn't been polished into oblivion like Dark side was. Now don't get me wrong. I love DSotM but there is just something about Floyd's music (especially Gilmore's guitar work) that just sounds even more brilliant when not smothered with over production and special effects.
2)The lyrics on this album are brutal. Water's goes straight after the Corporate and Religious establishments with ferocity not found on any other Pink Floyd album. He pulls no punches and goes straight for the jugular like a rabid dog. Hmmmm under the circumstances of the album and its lyrics maybe a different analogy should have been used..hee hee but you get what I am saying. It's a full on frontal assault.
I am sure that regardless of what I type here today there will be those that completely disagree. Especially those that think "The Wall" is the best PF album ever because it's got a cool movie ("What you don't like The Wall?" Yes I do like it. I said it was cool ya blind bastard. So fuck off) that's great to watch when stoned. But it is going to take more than that for me to rank a Floyd album at the top.
P.S. Not that any of you probably give a shit but "Sheep" is my favorite on here. Enjoy
Pink Floyd Animals – 2011 Remaster 1977 Song List: 1. Pigs On The Wing, Part one: 00:00 2. Dogs: 01:25 3. Pigs (Three Different Ones): 18:31 4. Sheep: 29:57 …