Animals is Pink Floyd’s tenth studio album, first released in January 1977. As a concept album, Animals provides a scathing critique of the social-political conditions of late 1970s Britain, and presents a marked change in musical style from their earlier work.
Animals was recorded at the band's studio, Britannia Row, in London, but its production was punctuated by the early signs of discord that three years later would culminate in keyboardist Richard Wright leaving the band. The album's cover image, a pig floating between two chimneys on Battersea Power Station, was conceived by bassist and writer Roger Waters, and photographed by long-time collaborators Hipgnosis.
Animals been described as “one of the most extreme, relentless, harrowing and downright iconoclastic hunks of music to have been made available this side of the sun”.