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STAND UP

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

4.03 | 830 ratings

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The Lost Chord
4 stars 8.5/10 Great

I rarely give this album a spin much when I look for some Jethro Tull to play. Really, because the band reached far beyond this, but that doesn't mean it isn't great music. This album has a few masterful tracks, and the rest don't do much for me. Anderson really couldn't write a bad song, so check this album out if you haven't even heard the band yet, it is worth that beyond anything! Every track is enjoyable and good, but standout tracks for me are Look Into The Sun, Reasons For Waiting, Fat Man and Back to the Family. Jethro Tull is still into the rockish sound on tracks like A New Day Yesterday and Nothing is Easy, this rocker style for them is great and fun, but nothing in comparison to their progressive ventures. Really, Reasons For Waiting is their best short track ever written, around 4 minutes, a complete masterpeice. Thankfully the band lends more toward this sort of melodic brilliance on later albums, which is what I really prefer to hear from them. Overall, though, this album is a good sample of their earlier works and much better than This Was. Anderson is a true genius and was on a great path when making this music, only to explode in the future. I wonder what it was like to listen and not know that this band would create Thick as a Brick and Aqualung!? Incredible...Check this album out for a less proggish but more rock/symphonic feel, it is a great one!

The Lost Chord | 4/5 |

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