【乐评】Pink Floyd《Atom Heart Mother》、《Meddle》、《Animals》

【乐评】Pink Floyd《Atom Heart Mother》、《Meddle》、《Animals》

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VianaProghead是PA上一个撰写了极多乐评的大神,而且质量很高,首页上经常看到他密密麻麻的评论,熊猫哥哥认为他的乐评非常有价值,因此抽空会翻译出来以飨读者!目前大神已经写了86篇乐评,他的乐评特点是对于乐队和专辑会有详细的背景介绍,然后对每首歌进行细致分析,最后有一个十分客观的评论,对于理解专辑来说很有帮助,因此很有参考价值。

BTW,I'M THE BIG FAN OF PINK FLOYD!

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【乐评】Pink Floyd《Atom Heart Mother》

"Atom Heart Mother" is the fifth studio album of Pink Floyd and was released in 1970 by Harvest and EMI Records in the UK and Harvest and Capitol Records in USA. It was recorded at the Abbey Road Studios in London. This was the first Pink Floyd's album to be specially mixed for the quadraphonic sound as well as the conventional stereo sound. The quadraphonic mix was also released in a compatible format with the stereo record players.

《Atom Heart Mother》是Pink Floyd的第五张录音室专辑,1970年由Harvest and EMI Records与Harvest and Capitol Records分别在英美发行,在伦敦的Abbey Road录音室录制。这是乐队的第一张四声道立体声唱片,类似于双声道,但四声道唱片也可以兼容双声道的播放机。

The art cover of the album was designed by Hipgnosis and it was the first not to feature the band's name on the cover or contain any photographs of the group anywhere. It would be a trend mark for the group. The album's cover is one of the most enigmatic of all in the music history. The most famous bovine of the rock appears on the album's cover. The cow, named Lulubelle III was photographed in a rural farm in the English countryside by Storm Thorgerson, who is an English famous graphic designer known for his works for rock bands like Pink Floyd, 10cc, Dream Theatre, The Mars Volta and The Cranberries. He said that his work was inspired by Andy Warhol's famous "cow-wallpaper". Curiously, the record company paid to the property owner about a thousand pounds for the image rights of the animal. And even more curious, the property became a tourist attraction, and Lulubelle III a celebrity in the show business world.

唱片的封面艺术由Hipgnosis设计,这也是第一张封面上没有乐队名字也没有乐队成员照片的唱片。这也代表着乐队的一种(封面设计)趋势。这张封面是音乐史上最令人费解的封面之一,也是摇滚专辑封面上最知名的一头牛。这头牛叫做Lulubelle三世,由Storm Thorgerson拍摄于一个英国乡下农场里。Storm Thorgerson是英国知名平面设计师,为许多摇滚乐队制作封面,比如Pink Floyd, 10cc, Dream Theatre, The Mars Volta 和 The Cranberries。他说他的灵感来自于Andy Warhol著名的“cow-wallpaper”(奶牛壁纸)。奇妙的是,唱片公司给了这头牛的主人一千英镑作为肖像权的使用费,更奇妙的是,这地方成为了一个旅游景点,Lulubelle三世成为了娱乐世界的明星。

"Atom Heart Mother" has five tracks. We can divide the album into two distinct musical parts. The first and the last tracks are the lengthiest and the collective musical workings of the group, and the third, fourth and fifth tracks are the individual workings by the band's members. "Atom Heart Mother" was the first recording of the band with a full orchestra in collaboration with the avant-garde composer Ron Geesin. The first track is the title track "Atom Heart Mother". It was written by David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason and Ron Geesin and it's the lengthiest track on the album that occupies the entire side A of the vinyl disc. It's a piece of music divided into six parts: "Father's Shout", "Breast Milky", "Mother Fore", "Funky Dung", "Mind Your Throats Please" and "Remergence", and is totally orchestrated. This is, for me, an excellent, very interesting and original instrumental piece of music where the connection of their music with the orchestra is very good. It's probably the lengthiest instrumental track made by them. The second track "If" written by Waters is a simply and beautiful ballad about self analysis. It's a very melodic, pleasant and relaxing song almost all played on acoustic guitar. The third track "Summer'68" written by Wright is about a one night stand and the return to his habitual life. It's also a beautiful song, and is, in my humble opinion, more complex and interesting than "If" is. On the song we have the contrast of the soft piano with the bombastic trumpet. It's the more energetic track on the album which makes practically impossible to listen to the song without singing it. The fourth track "Fat Old Sun" written by Gilmour is a typical Gilmour's song. It's a very peaceful and beautiful ballad that almost makes us fly due to the music and the voice of Gilmour. It's also a very relaxing song that makes us stop doing what we are doing and just do nothing while the song doesn't end. The fifth track "Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast" written by Gilmour, Waters, Wright and Mason is the other lengthiest instrumental piece of music on the album and is divided into three parts: "Rise And Shine", "Sunny Side Up" and "Morning Glory". The track has sound effects and dialogues between each part. The dialogue and the sound effects are made by the then roadie Alan Stiles, a Pink Floyd roadie who appeared on the back cover of "Ummagumma", preparing, discussing and eating his breakfast. Sincerely, this is a very funny piece of music with some good instrumental moments but, as the name suggests, it's very psychedelic and can't be compared to the rest of the album. However, to my taste, it's an excellent instrumental track.

《Atom Heart Mother》有五首歌。我们可以将专辑划分为两个截然不同的音乐篇章。第一首和最后一首是最长的也是乐队集体创作的组品。而第二第三第四和第五首是乐队成员各自创作的。《Atom Heart Mother》是乐队首次与一支完全的管弦乐队合作,与先锋作曲家Ron Geesin合作谱曲。第一首歌是同名曲"Atom Heart Mother",由David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason 和Ron Geesin创作,是专辑中最长的歌曲,占据了整个黑胶的A面。它被分为六部分:"Father's Shout", "Breast Milky", "Mother Fore", "Funky Dung", "Mind Your Throats Please" 和"Remergence",并且完全是管弦乐式的。这对我来说是很杰出很有趣的音乐,原始的器乐演奏很好的与管弦乐结合。这或许也是他们做过的最长的纯音乐作品。第二首歌"If"是Waters写的,是简单而优美的民谣,关于自我剖析,它非常动听,令人愉悦和放松,大部分由木吉他演奏。第三首歌"Summer'68"是Wright写的,关于在一夜风流后回到日常生活中的故事,它也很优美,在我看来比“if”更加复杂和有趣。歌中我们听到温柔的键盘和夸张的小号各自鸣响。这是专辑中更充满活力的歌曲,它让人听着它的时候几乎不可能不跟着哼起来。第四首歌"Fat Old Sun"由Gilmour创作,是一首典型的Gilmour的歌。是很平和与优美的民谣,让我们伴随音乐和Gilmour的歌声飞翔。也是很令人放松的歌,让我们放下手头的事并在歌曲未结束时沉浸在此。第五首歌"Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast"由Gilmour, Waters, Wright 和Mason创作,是另一首专辑中纯器乐的最长的歌,分为三部分:"Rise And Shine", "Sunny Side Up" 和"Morning Glory"。歌曲的各部分还包含声音效果和对话。对话和声音效果是由乐队经理人Alan Stiles弄出来(准备早饭、交谈和吃早饭)的,他曾出现在《"Ummagumma"》的封底。诚恳的说,它有许多有趣的部分和不错的器乐瞬间,但就和歌名说的一样,它非常迷幻,不能和专辑的其他部分比较。但符合我的口味,是很优秀的纯器乐作品。


Conclusion: "Atom Heart Mother" is the best studio album released by Pink Floyd until that date. However, I know this isn't a consensual opinion. Many prefer their debut. Despite the unfavourable opinions about the album of the two band's leaders Waters and Gilmour, I think this is a very important transitional album for the group. We can say that "Atom Heart Mother" is an album with many progressive features and that will be the turning point in the band's music. These clearly musical changes would culminate on their next studio album and first masterpiece "Meddle" released in 1971. "Atom Heart Mother" can be considered a true classic Pink Floyd's album. From its epics and calming tracks, to its memorable and original Thogerson's cover of Lulubelle III, it should be recognized as a great album, by any Pink Floyd fan and critic. However, as a transitional album, like "A Saucerfull Of Secrets" was, I wouldn't recommend it, to anyone looking to be introduced to the Pink Floyd's music. "The Dark Side Of The Moon" or "Wish You Were Here" are the right places to start, but "Atom Heart Mother" remains, definitely, a must for all Pink Floyd's musical collections.

结论:《Atom Heart Mother》是那时为止Pink Floyd最佳的录音室专辑。不过我知道这不是普遍的观点。许多人更喜欢他们的首专。尽管乐队的两个领袖Waters和Gilmour对专辑有否定的看法,但我认为这对乐队来说是很重要的转型作品。我们可以说《Atom Heart Mother》有许多渐进的特征,它会成为乐队音乐的转折点。这些清晰的音乐转变会在他们的下一张录音室专辑(也是第一张杰作)1971年发行的《Meddle》中达到顶点。《Atom Heart Mother》可以被人为是一张真正的Pink Floyd经典专辑。基于它的史诗性和安宁的歌曲、值得纪念的Thogerson的Lulubelle三世封面,它应该被任何Pink Floyd粉丝与评论家认为是一张伟大的专辑。如果我要介绍Pink Floyd的音乐的话我是不会推荐《A Saucerfull Of Secrets》的。《The Dark Side Of The Moon》或《Wish You Were Here》是不错的开端,但《Atom Heart Mother》作为一张过渡期的专辑仍然肯定是必须进入所有Pink Floyd的音乐收藏中的。

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【乐评】Pink Floyd《Meddle》

This is my fifth review of a Pink Floyd's album. The others are their eighth, ninth and tenth studio albums "The Dark Side Of The Moon", "Wish You Were Here" and "Animals" which were released in 1973, 1975 and 1977 respectively, and their third live album "Live 66-67" released in 1999. Now it comes the time of "Meddle". "Meddle" is their sixth studio album and was released in 1971. The album was recorded at a series of locations around London, including the Abbey Road Studios, and at several occasions between January and August of 1971. "Meddle" reached gold record in 1973 and platinum and double platinum in 1994.

这是我对Pink Floyd唱片的第五次评价。其他是他们的第八张1973年发行的《The Dark Side Of The Moon》、第九张1975年发行的《Wish You Were Here》和第十张1977年发行的《Animals》,以及他们第三张现场专辑1999年发行的《Live 66-67》。现在轮到《Meddle》了。《Meddle》是他们在1971年发行的第六张。专辑在伦敦的一系列录音室录制,包括Abbey Road Studios,在1971年的一月至八月间录制。《Meddle》在1973年达到金唱片,1994年跻身白金唱片。

"Meddle" has six tracks. The first track "One Of These Days" written by David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters and Richard Wright is an instrumental piece of music that can be considered the first song that would mark the future sound of the band. It became the final expression of the Pink Floyd's trademark, and it also features the traditional double-tracked bass guitars played by Gilmour and Waters. The second track "A Pillow Of Winds" written by Gilmour and Waters is an acoustic song, calm and something different from the usual characteristics songs performed by the band. The song also features slide guitar work by Gilmour. It's a very nice and relaxing acoustic piece of music that has the ability, if we close our eyes, to make us dreaming and painting a picture in our own way. The third track "Fearless" also written by Gilmour and Waters follows the logic of the two previous songs and also begins to change the usual musical atmosphere of the album, creating a real vivacious sound. Waters plays all the acoustic guitar parts on the studio recordings and all the strange and intricate guitar work presented on this track is performed by Gilmour. The fourth track "San Tropez" written by Waters is one of the two smallest and weakest songs on the album. The song reflects an idealized vision of Waters of what a day in San Tropez might be like. It's the only song on the album sung by him. On the song, Waters plays the acoustic guitar and the track also includes a Gilmour's short slide guitar solo and an extended Wright's piano solo work too. Despite being a good ballad, this song is somewhat dislocated from the rest of the musical context of the album. The fifth track "Seamus" written by Gilmour, Mason, Waters and Wright is the other smallest and weakest song on the album. It's a blues song about Seamus, the Gilmour's dog. It's sung by Gilmour and in the bottom of it we can hear the dog barking, as if he sang along with its owner. Fortunately, it's the smallest song on the album. Sincerely, besides having one of the most bad and absurd lyrics I've ever heard, it's also, in my humble opinion, completely dislocated from the rest of the musical context of the album. Finally, we have the last but not the least, the sixth track "Echoes". It represents the great masterpiece of the album and was written by Gilmour, Mason, Waters and Wright. This is one of the best known tracks from the group and it's also the third lengthiest song from the group with 23:29, behind "Atom Heart Mother" with 23:44 and the nine parts of "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" with 26:01. This song would become the great discovery of Pink Floyd and would also become their secret key which allowed them to find their real musical roots. It represents the new real starting point of Pink Floyd and made that this was the band that would appear two years later with their great trilogy, "The Dark Side Of The Moon", "Wish You Were Here" and "Animals". This is the only reason why I give 5 stars to this album.

《Meddle》有六首歌。第一首歌"One Of These Days"是由David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters 和Richard Wright创作的,是纯器乐,可以被认为是第一首标志着乐队未来的歌曲。它成为了Pink Floyd特征的决定性的表达,它也有着传统意义上的Gilmour和Waters的贝斯吉他双轨合奏。第二首歌"A Pillow Of Winds"是Gilmour和Waters写的悦耳歌曲,有着有别于乐队传统特征的静谧感。它呈现了Gilmour的滑音吉他特色,它非常优美,如果你闭上眼睛它能令你放松下来,能让我们做梦和呈现给你属于你的独特画面。第三首歌"Fearless"也是由Gilmour和Waters创作的,紧随着前面两首歌的逻辑也开始改变以前的专辑音乐氛围,营造了真正活泼的声音。Waters在专辑中弹奏了所有的木吉他部分,而其他怪异而复杂的吉他则由Gilmour负责。第四首歌"San Tropez"是由Waters写的,是专辑中两首最短和最弱的歌曲之一。这首歌反应了Waters对在度假胜地圣特罗佩的一天的一个理想化的景象呈现,也是专辑中唯一他唱的歌。Waters弹奏木吉他,Gilmour有一段短的滑音吉他独奏,以及扩展了的Wright的钢琴演奏。尽管是一首不错的民谣,但它有点和专辑其他的歌曲情境脱离。第五首歌"Seamus"由Gilmour, Mason, Waters 和 Wright创作,是另一首最短的和最弱的歌曲。这是关于GIlmoour的狗Seamus的布鲁斯歌曲,由Gilmour演唱,在歌曲末尾我们可以听到狗吠,就像它跟着主人在唱歌。幸运的是,它是专辑中最短的歌。说老实话,它除了有我听过的最恶劣和荒唐的歌词之外,在我看来也是完全脱离专辑的情境的。最后是第六首歌"Echoes",它相当重要。它代表着专辑的最伟大杰作,由Gilmour, Mason, Waters 和Wright创作。这是乐队最广为人知的歌曲,它23:29的长度也是乐队第三长的歌曲,仅次于23:44的"Atom Heart Mother"和九部分组成的26:01的"Shine On You Crazy Diamond"。这首歌成为Pink Floyd的一个伟大发现,也是他们的关键秘密,这使他们找到他们真正的音乐根源。它代表着Pink Floyd真正的新起点,也是乐队在两年之后能制作出伟大三部曲《The Dark Side Of The Moon》, 《Wish You Were Here》 和《Animals》的起点。这是我给这张专辑打五颗星的唯一理由。


Conclusion: In my humble opinion, Pink Floyd released five studio masterpieces, "Meddle", "The Dark Side Of The Moon", "Wish You Were Here", "Animals" and their eleventh studio album "The Wall" released in 1979. However, there are slight differences between them. While "The Dark Side Of The Moon", "Wish You Were Here" and "Animals" are three absolute masterpieces, "Meddle" and "The Wall" are also masterpieces but with inferior value, but for different reasons. About "Meddle", if instead of "San Tropez" and "Seamus" had two other better songs, it would be certainly a better album. About "The Wall", I will explain my personal point of view when I do make the review of it. "Meddle" was the album that started the turning point of the band's sound, which became more evolved and original. "Meddle" launched the roots of what would be the trademark of their music, which would influence so many bands of so different styles of music, all over the time, and even today. "Meddle" launched the band, particularly through "The Dark Side Of The Moon", to the world of fame and stardom, beyond the realm of the progressive rock, having reached a so high level, that we can say that no more other progressive band reached, until now. Finally, I'll leave you with a phrase of Gilmour that, in my humble opinion, defines the importance that "Meddle" had for the group: «"Meddle" are among of my favourite Pink Floyd albums. For me, it was the beginning of the walk of Pink Floyd"».

结论:在我看来,Pink Floyd发布了五张录音室杰作:《Meddle》, 《The Dark Side Of The Moon》, 《Wish You Were Here》, 《Animals》以及他们的第十一张即1979年发行的《The Wall》。不过它们之间有细微的差别。《The Dark Side Of The Moon》, 《Wish You Were Here》, 《Animals》是三张绝对的杰作,《Meddle》和《The Wall》尽管也是杰作,但由于不同的原因稍微差一些。《Meddle》如果将"San Tropez" 和"Seamus"替换为两首更好的歌曲,它会当然是更好的专辑。关于《The Wall》,我会在我评价它的时候解释我的个人观点。《Meddle》推出了他们音乐标志性的根源,不停的影响了许多不同流派的乐队,时至今日。《Meddle》将乐队推到了世界名星的位置(尤其是《The Dark Side Of The Moon》),远远超出前卫摇滚的领域,而达到了一个更高的层次,我们可以说这是时至今日其他任何前摇乐队所达不到的。最后,我会告诉你一段Gilmour的话,在我看来它定义了《Meddle》对于乐队的重要性:“《Meddle》是我最爱的Pink Floyd专辑之一,也是Pink Floyd之路的开端。”

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【乐评】Pink Floyd《Animals》

For the vast majority of the progressive rock fans, Pink Floyd can be considered as one of the best and most recognized bands in the progressive rock movement from the 70's, together with Yes and Genesis. We can even consider that those bands were, in a certain way, practically the founders and the most creative of the progressive rock music. They are probably also the bands that most have influenced the progressive groups, until today.

对于绝大多数前摇粉丝而言,Pink Floyd可说是最好也最被认可的70年代前摇运动的乐队之一了,携同Yes和Genesis。我们甚至可以认为这些乐队在某种意义上差不多是前卫摇滚的创始人和最具有创造性的乐队。他们大概也是时至今日前卫组合中影响最深远的组合了。

This is my third review of a Pink Floyd's album. "Animals" belongs to the famous trilogy of the greatest masterpieces of the band, starting with their eighth studio album "The Dark Side Of The Moon" released in 1973, followed by their ninth studio album "Which You Were Here" released in 1975 and ending with "Animals", their tenth studio album released in 1977. It was recorded at the band's studio, the Britannia Row Studios, in London, and was released by Harvest Records in the UK and by Columbia Records in the USA. With the exception of "Dogs", which was co-written with David Gilmour, all the five tracks on the album were written by Roger Waters. Curiously, "Animals" was the band's first album not to include a writing credit by Richard Wright. Those were probably, the early signs of discord inside the group, which several years later would culminate with Wright leaving the band, due to problems with Waters.

这是我第三次对Pink Floyd专辑的评价,《Animals》属于乐队著名的伟大三部曲杰作之一,三部曲以1973年发行的第八张录音室专辑《The Dark Side Of The Moon》开头,随后是1975年发行的第九张《Which You Were Here》,结尾则是《Animals》,1977年发行的第十张。专辑在乐队伦敦的录音室Britannia Row Studios录制,在英国由Harvest Records发行,在美国由Columbia Records发行。"Dogs"是唯一由David Gilmour合写的歌,所有的五首歌都是Roger Waters创作的。奇妙的是,《Animals》是乐队第一张不包含Richard Wright独立创作的歌曲的专辑。这些也许是乐队内部纷争的早期信号,这一纷争几年之后会随着Wright离开乐队达到顶点,纷争由Waters引起。


Of all the classic Pink Floyd albums, "Animals" is the strangest and darkest of all. It's a conceptual album, based on the George Orwell's political fable the "Animal Farm", where various groups in the society are represented as animals. The dogs represent the law, the pigs represent the leaders and the sheep represent the people. On the album, Waters equal the humans to each of those three animals' species. The dogs represent the megalomaniacal businessmen that end up being dragged into what they created. The pigs represent the corrupt politicians and also the moralists. The sheep represent those who don't fit into these two categories, which without thinking blindly follow a leader. Despite the Orwell's novel is focused on the Stalinist communism, the album is a critic to the worst of the capitalism.

在所有经典Pink Floyd专辑中,《Animals》是最奇怪和黑暗的。这是一张基于乔治·奥威尔的政治寓言《动物庄园》的概念专辑,寓言中各种不同的社会集团由动物象征。狗代表法律,猪代表领导,羊代表民众。在专辑中,Waters把人类等价于这三种物种。狗代表妄自尊大的商人,并最终被拖入他们所创造的世界中。猪代表贪污的政客,也代表道德家。羊代表不符合这两类的人,不经思考而盲目的跟随领导者。尽管奥威尔的小说聚焦于斯大林共产主义,但专辑是对于资本主义最坏的方面的批评。


"Animals" has five tracks. The first track "Pigs On The Wing" is divided in two parts, and is the smallest track on the album. "Pigs On The Wing (Part 1)" opens de album and has only 1:25 minutes long and "Pigs On The Wing (Part 2)" closes de album and has precisely the same time. "Pigs On The Wing" is a love song written by Waters for his wife, Caroline, at the time. The message of this song is that when two people love each other, they can protect themselves from the evils of the world, referred on the other three songs. Waters refers to himself as a dog in the second part of the song. Musically, the song is simply constructed and features no instrumentation besides an acoustic guitar played by him. The second track "Dogs" is the lengthiest song on the album. Gilmour and Waters share vocal duties on the song. Gilmour sings the majority of the song, but Waters sings the last two verses. During the theme, we can hear the Wright's synthesizer solo and the sounds of dogs barking, on the back. Gilmour made brilliant mixes, with acoustic and electric guitars, together. The third track "Pigs (Three Different Ones)" is the heaviest track on the album and is a song more in the rock vein. It's the most aggressive song on the album and has very aggressive political lyrics, too. Halfway through the song, Gilmour uses a "Heil Talk Box" on the guitar solo, to mimic the sound of the pigs. The fourth track "Sheep" is probably my favourite song on the album. It has a delightful Wright's keyboard work, while Waters sings and plays rhythm guitar and Gilmour plays an outstanding bass guitar brilliantly on a simply and amazing way. For a Pink Floyd's album which is so clearly dominated by Waters, the Gilmour's guitars dominate throughout the album, but we have also the Wright's keyboards rarely rising above a mood-setting on the background.

《Animals》有五首歌。第一首歌"Pigs On The Wing"分为两个部分,是专辑中最短的。"Pigs On The Wing (Part 1)"开启了专辑,只有1:25长度,"Pigs On The Wing (Part 2)"结束了专辑,也是精准的1:25长度。"Pigs On The Wing"是Waters在那时写给他的妻子写的情歌。歌曲表达了当两个人相爱时,他们可以保护自己免受世界上的罪恶(如其他三首歌所描述的罪恶)。在歌曲的第二部分Waters指自己就仿佛是一只狗。音乐上,它是简单的结构,只有他弹奏的木吉他伴奏。第二首歌"Dogs"是专辑中最长的歌。Gilmour 和Waters都在此歌中献声。Gilmour演唱了大多数部分,Waters唱了最后两句。在旋律中我们可以听到Wright的合成器独奏和背景中的狗吠声。Gilmour才华横溢的组合起了木吉他与电吉他。第三首歌"Pigs (Three Different Ones)"是专辑中最沉重的歌曲,也更有摇滚的味道。这是专辑中最具侵略性的歌曲,也有许多具侵略性的政治性歌词。歌曲进行到一半的时候,Gilmour在吉他独奏上用了一个"Heil Talk Box"去模仿猪的声音。第四首歌"Sheep"也许是我在此专辑中最爱的歌。它有Wright令人愉悦的键盘作品,Waters唱歌及弹奏节奏吉他,Gilmour弹奏出色的低音吉他,它们都通过简单的方式来使人感受到惊喜。作为一张Pink Floyd的专辑,它是如此显著地由Waters主导,而Gilmoour的吉他也支配着整个专辑,但我们也可以感受到Wright的键盘在背景中难得的超越了一种心境设置(而起更大的作用)。


Conclusion: For many of you, "Animals" is probably the last album released by Pink Floyd that can achieve the status of a masterpiece. Sincerely, I don't completely agree with that point of view. I really think that we can't forget their famous eleventh studio album "The Wall", released in 1979 despite is probably an album less progressive than their three previous studio works. In any case and in my humble opinion, "Animals" is one of the three best albums of the group, and one of the best albums ever made, in any time, by any band. Anyway and undoubtedly, "Animals" is one of the Pink Floyd's lesser known albums and is for sure the less known album of their trilogy. Of course it's not as easily accessible as "The Dark Side Of The Moon", it's for sure less personal than "Wish You Were Here" and it has a less interesting story and less familiar songs than "The Wall". It's shorter than most of the Pink Floyd's albums, too. But it's surely a great Pink Floyd album and that can be considered a true landmark in the progressive rock music. By the way, please read "Animal Farm", if you didn't read it before. It's a great novel which never gets old with the years.

结论:对你们中很多人来说,《Animals》也许是Pink Floyd所做的最后一张可以达到杰作境界的专辑。真诚的说,我不完全同这个观点。我真心觉得我们不能忘记他们著名的在1979年发行的第十一张专辑《The Wall》,尽管它相比前三张来说少了点前卫性。无论如何,在我看来,《Animals》是乐队最佳的三张专辑之一,是任何时间任何乐队所做过的最佳专辑之一。不管怎样,《Animals》无疑是Pink Floyd鲜为人知的专辑之一,也是他们三部曲中最鲜为人知的。当然它不如《The Dark Side Of The Moon》那般容易让人接受,也肯定比《Wish You Were Here》更少了点个人化,也比《The Wall》少了些有趣的故事和相似的歌曲。它比大多数Pink Floyd的专辑也更短。但它当然是伟大的Pink Floyd专辑,可以被认为是前卫摇滚领域中的一个真正的地标。顺便说一句,如果你没有读过《动物庄园》,请阅读它吧。这是一部伟大的小说,历久弥新。

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