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Jethro Tull


Prog Folk

4.36 | 2707 ratings

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5 stars "Sitting on a park bench, eying little girls with bad intent" - Aqualung is a classic hard rock album from Tull's golden period.

What more is there to be said about Aqualung?, considered by many a concept album due to the cohesiveness and the way which the songs flow into one another (Anderson would later serve up his best work Thick as a Brick to show people what a REAL concept album is) it features some great hard rocking riffs and some of Anderson's best flute work, songwriting and trademark sly humour.

The title track is my favourite song on the album, it's deceptively progressive too starting off with the amazing riff that made me a fan of Tull the very first time I heard it before moving into upbeat territory with a wailing solo from Martin Barre. My God is another fantastic Tull song beginning with some interesting acoustic guitar work lending itself to the mysterious motif to come. Possibly the highlight of the album is the flute solo break down complete with Gregorian chanting. Hymn 43 is more indicative of the hard rockin' Tull, it's very riff driven with the guitar and piano working together in great sympathy with great religiously frustrated lyrics rounding out the deal.

Aqualung is an essential album for any fan of heavier 70's prog or anyone into Prog-folk.

FruMp | 5/5 |


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