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Jethro Tull


Prog Folk

4.64 | 3712 ratings

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5 stars Despite all the other reviews here, I find that I have to review it myself as well. In 1972, Thick as a Brick was released, the concept an idea of Ian Anderson, one of the most wonderfully crazy people in the music business. The result: masterpiece. He managed to come up with a 44-minute song (it really is one song) with no filler whatsoever. Many 16-20 minute songs I know have filler, and this is more than twice as long. The album is pure perfection, and I view it as the greatest song of all time. On my reviews, I go song by song, so here goes:

Thick as a Brick: One of the all-time cornerstones of Progressive Rock and Prog Folk, let alone rock in general. As the first song (and album) to be contained on two sides of an album (actually, the entirety of each side), it broke new ground: hence, the word "progressive." Every section is imaginative and perfect. The famous acoustic guitar and flute intro is perfect, but the song gets so much deeper later on. Also, on side 2, the song goes through probably the most glorious section of music I ever heard. This is the "Do you believe in the day?" section of the song. Words cannot express the feeling and the perfection of this section and of the entire song.

If you don't own this album, then you must within 1 day, or else you can't be a true prog fan. You will understand what I mean once you get it and listen to it. Not just once, but again and again (it's like this for all prog albums, mind you). Perfect. 5/5 stars.

Yanns | 5/5 |


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