Animals (studio album) by Pink Floyd

Animals
Animals by Pink Floyd
Year: 1977
Overall rank: 36th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
88/100 (from 2,457 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 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 93,711.

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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).

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Average Rating: 
88/100 (from 2,457 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 87.6/100, a mean average of 86.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 87.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.4.

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From 02/03/2021 00:51
Why is the sky blue, why is water wet, why am I unsure if Animals is the best Pink Floyd album yet?
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From 01/24/2021 17:57
Animals underrated
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From 01/19/2021 13:29
Pour moi le meilleur album des Pink Floyd. Le titre Dogs est juste sublime.
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75/100
From 01/12/2021 19:25
It combines musicianship and concept better than any of their albums.
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From 01/12/2021 04:15
A near-perfect record, slightly hindered by "Pigs on the Wing" parts 1 and 2.
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From 12/15/2020 22:46
This album's strongest trait is that it can get across what it's trying to tell you almost without even having to say anything at all. The instrumentation fits the themes presented in a pure show of talent and mastery.
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From 12/09/2020 16:29
Almost flawless, every track is amazing, tells a great story and fills you with a feeling of anxiety.
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From 11/08/2020 03:47
One of the few albums I consider perfect. It is simply flawless. Best songs are Dogs and Pigs (Three Different Ones)
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85/100
From 10/20/2020 12:18
This is the first Floyd album I ever listened to. It happened to be the only Floyd record available at my library. I didn't have money to buy my own records, so it was my only way to get access to album music. Animals introduced me to a whole new world of music. I must have played it 100 times in two weeks.

I still love it. I am happy it has been re-discovered these days as one of their greater albums. It ranks nr 4 on my Floyd list after WYWH, Dark Side and The Wall.
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95/100
From 09/13/2020 03:15
Is it viable to say this is an under rated album. It's fucking great and on par with there other masterpieces. Maybe under rated is the wrong term. Not recognized is probably what I should of said. Anyway, it's a really good album. You should get it.
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