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TOO OLD TO ROCK 'N' ROLL: TOO YOUNG TO DIE!

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

3.05 | 485 ratings

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guilherme pupo
4 stars I think this is one of the most consistents albums from JT, and IŽll tell you why. The idea of a conceptual album implies in a sense of unity, not only in the lyrics (which is rare in most bands - I just think prog lyrics are secondary in the genre), but essentially in the musicality of the whole work. Well, this album give us a lot of shorter songs, unstead of "Thick as a Brick" or even "A Passion Play". But then, this work sounds more complex and richer, because one is able to distinguish all differents melodies, rythms and moods within it, introducing themes that converge to a central idea, the dilema, that is obviously the title of the album itself, filled with irony and heavy guitars. Finally, it should be said that there are three types of JT fans. The first ones are fanatic and they like everything ever released about JT. The second ones like the epic pieces and neverending virtuosis solos ( the classic 70's style). The third group, that I seem to belong to, tends to appreciate less megalomaniacal music, specially because it mixes with more equality the popular/folk style with the prog/erudite style, which is the most difficult to reach in all kind of Art. Well, "Too old to rock 'n'roll..." represents to me this hard-to-find synthesis, and it's worthy to be added to every rock/pop/prog colletion.
guilherme pupo | 4/5 |

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