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Jethro Tull


Prog Folk

2.71 | 524 ratings

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5 stars This album is absolutely essential to any Tull fan. The song "Rock Island" is one of the top 10 Tull songs ever made. Every song except for "Rattlesnake Trail" is either very good or great. I have no idea what you people are thinking of when you trash this album. Not every album can be "Aqualung" or "Thick As A Brick". The problem Ian Anderson has is that he created such tremendous music in the early 70s that almost nothing can compare to it. Whatever doesn't equal his best is often disregarded as useless. Listen to all of the garbage being recorded by other artists and compare "Rock Island" to that, not to "Aqualung". The only thing I read worse than the poor reviews of this album were the poor reviews of "A Passion Play". No one, and I mean NO ONE, who listens to "A Passion Play" without coming away completely impressed can possibly be qualified to give a music review. Ian Anderson is a genius and his worst music is better than most people's best - but Rock Island is nowhere near his worst music. Buy it and enjoy it.
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