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THIS WAS

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

3.32 | 858 ratings

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Gustavo Froes
2 stars This is a very weak,non-progressive album(if you have a very good will you may even think of this as proto-prog...).It's a mixture of folk and blues,completely lost at most parts.It actually leaves me stubbed that a year later this exact formula worked out just fine with the band in Stand Up.

It is not all bad,but it sure is exhaustive.A brief good moment comes as a relief,as is the case of Fat Man,the opening track and the decent Move On Alone.There's actually some interesting arrangements here and there,but the major share of the album is made by lost,boring jams with flutes and even drum solos.To be perfectly fair,it get''s a bit better if you here it as background music,but prog shoudn't be like this,right?

I really don't ahve much to say about it,other than it's a very poor folk-blues intro to the band's carrer(Led Zep did the same in their debut and obtained much better results) ,with rare moments of insteresting melodies.And that's as good as it gets.

Gustavo Froes | 2/5 |

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