Required Listening: Pink Floyd’s Animals

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I had the privilege of writing a guest post for the Required Listening series on Randy Murray’s excellent First Today, Then Tomorrow:

Though a stark deviation from the band’s other work, 1977′s Animals nonetheless stands as a definitive progressive rock album and one of the band’s strongest. Armed with a cohesive concept, powerful imagery, and masterful musicianship, it stands apart as a side of Pink Floyd that cannot be overlooked.

I’ve also written Required Listening essays on Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense and Rush’s Hemispheres.

Check them out if you’re a fan; become one if you’re not.

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