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Jethro Tull


Prog Folk

4.63 | 3042 ratings

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5 stars Clearly a masterpiece of progressive rock. Even if Jethro tull is classified here as a Prog/Folk album - and I understand why, in a some way- I do believe it is more than that.

I started to like (love in some cases ?) progressive music BECAUSE I was first a fan of Jethro Tull. And if, within the broad "prog" category, I like very different styles, from Jazz to Metal including symphonic or neo-prog, in fact this is a Jethro Tull (Ian Anderson ?) influence.

You can find almost all of this in one album: Thick as a Brick.

I didn't understand when I first arrive on this site why JTull was classified as "Prog/folk". Listening to other bands, I understand why, but for the creativity, the independance to any movement and change over the time, you can find almost all the styles you'd like in their discography (well... not all the styles, of course but you know what I mean). This is the main characteristics of this band and explains why you have diffrent sub-goups of fans...

Anyway if there is one album to choose in the discography of JTull "Thick as a Brick" is one of the best...

But there are so many good ones, depending on what you like most, that can only identify the very best of the best: - "Heavy Horses" or "Songs from the Wood" for the "Folk" part, - "Minstrel in the Gallery" for a new category - "Folk and Heavy", - "The Broadsword and the Beast", "Stormwatch for a more "heavy - elctronic" wave, - "A Passion Play" being the dark side of "Thick as a Brick", - "Warchild" the most "baroque" and creative album,... - And I am not speaking about the most famous one: "Aqualung" or earlier ones such as "Stand Up", which contains diamonds, such as "A new Day yesteray" or "We Used to Know", not speaking of the famous "Bourée".

They started in 1968, and they evolved, inspired by new trends but always with their own "touch". with the effect that you always recognized a JTull album.

gabnat | 5/5 |


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