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Jethro Tull


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4.64 | 3712 ratings

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2 stars This is when I lost patience with Jethro Tull. This was 10 minutes of superb music crammed into a 43 minute album. It's repetitive, increasingly annoying, and pointless. The lyrics are banal and obtuse (quite a feat to be both at the same time). yes, I understand that it's an ironic statement by Ian Anderson, a satirical reply to critics who thought Aqualung was a concept album. But really, a more concise 10 minute track on the next album would've been more appropriate Ian! In any case, about seven or eight of the Aqualung tracked can be loosely connected, so there is some concept thing going eh?? He took the joke to even greater heights (or depths) with Passion Play (a 1 star album if ever there was one) when he realised that he's managed to fool an awful lot of the record-buying public that a one-track album was a good idea. So he lost his sense of humour in the face of £sd, as is so often the case. So, I give the extra star for those first 10 minutes, but really, Ian, you'd already proved you could do so much better...
bruin69 | 2/5 |


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