Animals (studio album) by Pink Floyd

Animals by Pink Floyd
Year: 1977
Overall rank: 36th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
88/100 (from 2,731 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution   Average rating historyAverage rating history
Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1977 (2nd)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1970s (8th)
Award Top 50 albums of all time (36th)

Pink Floyd bestography

Animals is ranked 4th best out of 35 albums by Pink Floyd on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Pink Floyd is The Dark Side Of The Moon which is ranked number 2 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 70,113.

Pink Floyd album bestography « Higher ranked (29th) This album (36th) Lower ranked (149th) »
The WallAnimalsMeddle

Upcoming concerts

Nov
30
Mon
00:00
Pink Floyd Tribute by Which One's Pink
The Canyon Montclair, Montclair, United States. United States
Tickets from $19.50 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
 
Nov
30
Mon
00:00
Alan Parsons Live Project & Pink Floyd Tribute by Which One's Pink
Starlight Bowl, Burbank, United States. United States
Tickets from $30.00 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
 
Jun
22
Sat
20:00
The Australian Pink Floyd Show
Lynn Auditorium, Lynn, United States. United States
Tickets from $37.00 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
 
Discover more upcoming concerts

Listen to Animals on YouTube

Loading content from YouTube...

Animals track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 89 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

Sort by
#
Track
Rating/Comments
2.
Track pick
Rating: 92 (847 votes)Comments: 18
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
4.
Track pick
Rating: 91 (730 votes)Comments: 8
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify

Track pick Top-rated track as rated by BestEverAlbums.com members.

Animals rankings

Animals collection

Animals ratings

Average Rating: 
88/100 (from 2,731 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV
where:
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating.

Showing latest 5 ratings for this album. | Show all 2,731 ratings for this album.

Sort ratings
RatingDate updatedMemberAlbum ratingsAvg. album rating
 
100/100
 Report rating
5 days ago ChlebHead  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 3176/100
 
100/100
 Report rating
06/04/2024 21:31 villagegreen831  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 9183/100
 
60/100
 Report rating
05/30/2024 14:45 Mathdekkers  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 13562/100
 
100/100
 Report rating
05/29/2024 13:36 lisbethsalander  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 31478/100
 
85/100
 Report rating
05/25/2024 16:58 pwoods2122  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 13379/100

Rating metrics: Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
(*In practice, some albums can have several thousand ratings)

This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 87.8/100, a mean average of 86.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 87.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.7.

Please log in or register if you want to be able to leave a rating

Animals comments

Showing latest 10 comments | Show all 199 comments |
Most Helpful First | Newest First | Maximum Rated First | Longest Comments First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)

Rating:  
100/100
From 5 days ago
This album is definitely one of the greatest ever, not just of Pink Floyd, but ever. Dogs is one of the best songs ever made, Sheep is angry and catchy as hell, Pigs has such an incredible song. Both Pigs on the wing songs are ok but nowhere near as good as the other songs.

Really worth a listen to!
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
100/100
From 02/15/2024 00:46
Funnily the Floyd album that clicked with me instantly
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
90/100
From 11/16/2023 22:57
Che dire...la musica di 4 dei musicisti più talentuosi che il mondo abbia mai visto a braccetto con delle liriche che denunciano il sistema e la politica. L'ultimo grande disco dei Pink Floyd come gruppo e non come 4 musicisti che suonano assieme.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
90/100
From 11/01/2023 14:43
4,5 out of 5 for this very unique , almsot story-telling like, album from Pink FLoyd

Want to know what it feels like to be a runt fighting in the streets?
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
90/100
From 05/12/2023 14:25
Sheep is a masterpiece 👏🏻
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
85/100
From 04/24/2023 22:50
One of if not the most nihilistic albums of all time. A love or hate situation. A hard pill to swallow.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | -1 votes (0 helpful | 1 unhelpful)
Rating:  
75/100
From 04/19/2023 10:17
Very good record, even if I don't often want to listen to it?
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | -2 votes (0 helpful | 2 unhelpful)
Rating:  
95/100
From 03/07/2023 00:43
What I like most about Animals is how “throw caution to the wind” many of the performances are.

While Gilmour’s guitar parts never fail to be emotive and brilliant, on this album his parts feel more wild and free. From the cheeky acoustic chords, to the talk box soloing, to the outro leads dripping in funky swagger. Even Waters’ bass parts take voicing in ways they hadn’t before. Rick Wright is once again the secret weapon to the album’s success, but once more is a jack-knife instrumentalist filling out the record with handfuls of different sounds.

Animals sonically is almost like Wish You Were Here from a different, more dark and angular plane.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +4 votes (4 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
90/100
From 08/31/2022 03:23
Great album
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
95/100
From 08/18/2022 15:21
A very good angry political prog album with tons of great solos. It ranks as the third best Pink Floyd album ahead of the Wall in my opinion!
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +3 votes (3 helpful | 0 unhelpful)

Please log in or register if you want to be able to add a comment

Your feedback for Animals

Anonymous
Let us know what you think of this album by adding a comment or assigning a rating below!
Log in or register to assign a rating or leave a comment for this album.
Best Albums of 1977
1. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
2. Animals by Pink Floyd
3. Marquee Moon by Television
4. Low by David Bowie
5. Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols by Sex Pistols
6. Aja by Steely Dan
7. The Stranger by Billy Joel
8. "Heroes" by David Bowie
9. Exodus by Bob Marley & The Wailers
10. The Clash by The Clash
11. Trans Europa Express by Kraftwerk
12. Pink Flag by Wire
13. My Aim Is True by Elvis Costello
14. Out Of The Blue by Electric Light Orchestra
15. Talking Heads: 77 by Talking Heads
16. Lust For Life by Iggy Pop
17. Rocket To Russia by Ramones
18. Bat Out Of Hell by Meat Loaf
19. Suicide by Suicide
20. The Idiot by Iggy Pop
Back to Top