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Jethro Tull


Prog Folk

3.27 | 605 ratings

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Sean Trane
Special Collaborator
Prog Folk
2 stars 2,5 stars really!!!

I don't see many improvements on this one as to the previous two albums. But a lot of Tull fans look at this one with sympathy: I think it is because of the artwork sleeve , because the music here is average and sub-par to Horses or Song From The Wood albums. As one will see with the next awful album Under Wraps , Tull is in a transitional phase and searching themselves and their sound on different songwriting styles and this makes all abum from Stormwatch onwards until Crest Of A Knave (where they decided to stick with a rawer hard blues rock sound) album rather unfocused, tentative , unsure and directionless! Even such blatant try at commercial music (Pussy Willow) sound completely unfresh and un-inventive!

To be approached with care , but most die-hard fans can easily enjoy the album if they are not fussy and demanding on quality!

Sean Trane | 2/5 |


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