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THICK AS A BRICK

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

4.64 | 2247 ratings

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Man With Hat
5 stars The prog albums of prog albums.

If you are going to own only one progressive rock album (which I imagine would be quite unusual for anyone who frequents this site) this is the one to own. There is nothing I can add in my review of this behemoth that hasn't been said already so I'll keep it short. Jethro Tull's Thick As A Brick has everything the classic prog rock fan wants...complexity, variety, bombast, excellent solos, many musical ideas, keyboards, an avant passage, rock, pointless lyrics (:P), excellent musicianship, length, quiet acoustic passages and loud, kick you in the face rock sections, replayability...and more. Its amazing what satire can produce, and this is one of the best examples.

All in all, this is a prog masterpiece, this is a masterpiece of music. If you are new to the genre you have approximately one week to get this before the gods of progressive rock come down and smite you. If you are a veteran of the prog scene, you have this already, and if you don't you should be banished into the neatherworlds of 70s/80s pop music. Any way you slice it, this is a classic and a cornerstone to any music collection, progressive or otherwise. 5 stars, extremely recommended.

Man With Hat | 5/5 |

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