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AQUALUNG

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

4.32 | 1754 ratings

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Alitare
5 stars Sitting on a Prog Bench,

My favorite Jethro Tull album. Perhaps tied with Thick as a Brick. One thing that always draws me to Jethro Tull would be the lyrical content. Salvation a la mode, the armies down the road...

Anderson has a majestic way with poetic images that dig themselves into your mind and become a large part of the music. He is metaphoric, visceral, and intelligent with his lyrics. The music is also excellent. Hard rock/folk rock hybrid that shows its venom on parts of tracks like Aqualung and the amazing Locomotive Breath, and shows the beauty on tracks like Mother Goose, other parts of Aqualung, and cheap day return, with its folk intricacies.

Then there is quite possibly my single favorite Jethro Tull song. My God. The lyrics are powerful and emotive, the playing is ominous and strong, and the flute solo in the middle... it is simply mind blowing. This is an original and progressive piece of intelligent music. And out of all the prog behemoths: Yes, Genesis, Jethro Tull, and Pink Floyd, I'd say Tull had the strongest, or at least some of the strongest lyrics.

Some could say there aren't so many progressive moments, here, but I feel that there are enough of them to warrant a rating of 5.

Best Moment - My God

Worst Moment - I couldn't name one.

*****

Alitare | 5/5 |

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