I can't believe I'm seeing all this love for Animals. The pigs on the wing songs are basically half developed ideas that never turned into real songs, and don't try to tell me they're good intros, because they're really not. The three songs that make up the middle part are decent songs to begin with, but at one point the band must have said "fuck it, this is all we've got, its time to start making them twice as long as they need to be so we can fill out the album."
They don't "need" to exist in the first place, so whatever point you're trying to make is a failure. If you meant that they could have gotten their point across that pigs = politicians, dogs = business men, and sheep = general public in a shorter amount of time then I agree, but if that was the point of making music than it's an incredibly inefficient medium and any and all songs could be shortened to less than a minute if we trimmed out the "unnecessary" parts.
So you're going to nitpick at my language to try to disprove my point, or do you really not understand that I mean "twice as long as I think they should be.
? I think that they could have gotten their message across if their songs were shorter; You can just get lost in those songs, especially Dogs, and not in a good way, in a "where the hell is the original song" kind of way.