Jethro Tull - Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young To Die! CD (album) cover


Jethro Tull


Prog Folk

3.04 | 528 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
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2 stars Right album, wrong timing...

I´ve always thought that if Too Old To... was released an year after, it would receive much more praising than the year before. If it reached the stores at the time of the punk rock movement, it certainly would find a more inviting musical enviroment for this kind of simpler music. A bit like Pink Floyd´s very well placed Animals.

Not that this album is fantastic. The mixing is poor, at least it was originally poor (I don´t know if the remastered version was perfect, but surely it could not be worse). The songs are not that great if you compare with their marvelous earlier works like Thick As A Brick or Aqualung, but it is not bad either. Only different. It has some fine melodies and an interesting story. And the original LP artwork and cartoons were excellent!

Not a good album for starters, but if you have all the classics and want to know this other side of the band (more rockier and less elaborated than prog folk), you should give it a try. Rating: between 2 and 2,5 stars.

Tarcisio Moura | 2/5 |


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