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THICK AS A BRICK

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

4.64 | 2302 ratings

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MovingPictures07
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5 stars This is seen by many as the Tull's finest moment, and I have trouble arguing with that. The concept, the lyrics, and the music are all perfectly crafted and really elucidate what creating truly progressive music is all about.

A masterpiece.

1. Thick as a Brick (Part 1)- Opening with a famous acoustic part accompanied by the signature sound of Ian Anderson's flute, this song certainly is one amazing ride. Anderson's amazing, well-crafted lyrics are sung with proficiency and emotion all throughout and I'd say that these are easily some of the best lyrics I've ever heard. Not only that, but the music is fantastic. The whole song is one large concept to these ears and every aspect of the music fits in nicely. The musicianship is exceptional, the composing even better, and this is easily a masterpiece of early 1970s music. Flawless. 10+/10

2. Thick as a Brick (Part 2)- This continues right where Part 1 left off, and is no exception to the amazing attributes of the first. It is quite odd actually looking at both parts separately because I'm so accustomed to it being one song, but they do have their differences. The music in this part is less accessible in some segments and has a different feel. The lyrics are still up to their standard of excellence and so is the music. I can't really complain, though I think overall this part isn't without flaw, but still definitely deserves 10 out of 10 because it is so creative, innovative, and well-mastered. 10/10

This piece of Jethro Tull's unique blend of hard rock, folk, and prog really is something that should be heard by everyone and is one of the founding cornerstones of the progressive movement.

Your collection wouldn't be quite right without this one!

MovingPictures07 | 5/5 |

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