Animals (1977)

This album signalled the beginning of the end for Pink Floyd as they were unable to top the success of Dark Side of the Moon and tensions were running high. Animals is another concept album based loosely around Orwell's Animal Farm that begins and ends with a love song that represents hope for the world. The first and last songs are only about a minute and a half, while the others range from ten to seventeen minutes.

1. Pigs on the Wing 1
2. Dogs
3. Pigs (Three Different Ones)
4. Sheep
5. Pigs on the Wing 2

 

 

 

Musically, I love this album. Animals contains some great guitar work and the keyboard solo at the beginning of "Sheep". It's not quite an album for those who only like the popular songs since nothing from this album gets any radio play and hasn't been performed in concert since the tour to promote it. If you are a real Pink Floyd fan, then you already have this album, but if you don't then pick it up.