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AQUALUNG

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

4.32 | 1740 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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Symphonic Team
4 stars Bursting out!

If Jethro Tull was a caterpillar on This Was and Stand Up, and a cocoon on Benefit, they became a butterfly with Aqualung. What I am saying is that the band took a gigantic leap forward here and produced their first great album. It remains to this day one of Jethro Tull's best albums and it has very strong material from start to finish. My God, the title track, Wind-Up, Locomotive Breath, and Cross-Eyed Mary are all timeless classics and some of these became mainstays in the bands set list. These are also the songs that rock the hardest. The shorter songs are more mellow and folky and they perfectly balance the hard rock songs making for a varied and complete album.

A classic album that even if it doesn't quite reach the progressive heights of its follower Thick As A Brick, remains an absolutely essential addition to any Prog collection

SouthSideoftheSky | 4/5 |

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