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 2,576 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1977 (2nd)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1970s (9th)
Award Top 50 albums of all time (36th)

Pink Floyd bestography

Animals is ranked 4th best out of 36 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 85,476.

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Average Rating: 
88/100 (from 2,576 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 87.7/100, a mean average of 86.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 87.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.7.

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From 47 hours ago
As always with Pink Floyd since Meddle great album, great compositions, brilliant lyrics, I love it.
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From 04/13/2022 17:10
The Pink Floyd album that is the least immediate requiring a higher level of concentration. The instrumentation takes over and shows just how talented the group really is with their instruments (like we needed reminding). A challenging and brilliant listen that grows on you.
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From 03/24/2022 22:51
I'm not even going to try to put Animals, Dark Side and Wish in order. What's the point? But this is the one I play the most.
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From 03/18/2022 02:28
One of the deepest albums I've ever heard. In a way, it's the complete opposite of The Wall, for it has basically three long tracks rather than a ton of shorter ones. It differs from Wish You You Here because it requires some research to fully understand the album. Just another one of the Floyd's many masterpieces.
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From 01/23/2022 21:19
Possibly will become my favourite from PF after Dark Side of the Moon: is very sophisticated, and hard for me to understand this kind of sophistication, but the more i listen, the more i love it.
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From 01/11/2022 21:28
This type of a concept album isn't really my cup of tea. All the tracks are decent, but overall the album is unmemorable.
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From 01/05/2022 21:19
So I decide to check this record out and I start with reading some background on it. Oh great, it’s another anti-capitalism manifesto! I’m already bored.

Then I start the album. The funny thing about Roger Waters is that for all the conceptual/prog-rock stuff, the dude could write a tight pop song. Pigs on a Wing has a great hook.

The rest of the album either faded into the background or grabbed my attention through a killer guitar solo or riff. Which actually kind of works. Call it a metaphor: the simple droning of a life, interrupted by the great moments we never forget.
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From 11/04/2021 02:57
I think that's the only album I have ever rated all songs 100/100
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From 11/02/2021 22:50
Based on the comments here, I need to spend more time with this record. It seems like I have missed quite a bit of nuance.
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From 08/28/2021 12:34
Tercer disco de los cuatro álbumes mágicos de Pink Floyd. Y por supuesto, tiene un nivel altísimo.
Dogs, Pigs y Sheeps son tres canciones muy épicas.
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