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Jethro Tull


Prog Folk

3.60 | 557 ratings

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3 stars I can't help but think of Dire Straits when listening to latter day Jethro Tull. I guess it comes down to Ian Anderson's loss of vocal inflection. He talk-sings more then sings, especially in songs like 'Another Harry's Bar' and 'Wounded, Old and Treacherous'. Now, I'm not complaining. I use to like Dire Straits back in the 80's and no one does lyrics as biting and worldy like Ian. What you get with this album is some of their best melodies in ages, at least since "A". You'll find Ian's flute is as good as ever as is Martin Barre's guitar, both are up front and loud. You'll find Middle Eastern influences abound throughout some of the songs. What you won't find is English folk we all know and love by the band, the exception being the pretty 'At Last, Forever'. The album is the best since "Broadsword and the Beast" and would make a welcome addition. Good, but not essential. 3 stars!
NJprogfan | 3/5 |


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