Pink Floyd’s tenth studio album, ‘Animals’ was released in the US today, 42 years ago. Reaching No.3 in the charts in no time, the album’s cover includes a pig floating between chimneys on Battersea Power Station. Bassist, Roger Waters was the mind behind this concept and was realised by Hipgnosis, the band’s long-time design and photographic collaborators. The album, one of Pink Floyd’s most progressive studio LPs, was not played on classic rock radio as frequently as its predecessors. Although the album is only spread across five tracks, the record runs a compact 40 minutes and results in songs that stretch from 17 to 10 minutes. Compositionally, no keyboard or guitar solo is wasted and the band sticks to their spacey, psychedelic character. Given the distressed political time, the band’s response to the punk rock movement left a distinct imprint on the musical landscape since 1977. The second part of ‘Pigs on the Wing’ sums up the overall motif of the album which reminds fans that optimism is no substitute for challenging the power structures that put us into boxes.