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Jethro Tull


Prog Folk

4.63 | 3399 ratings

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5 stars My words but a whisper, your deafness a SHOUT!

Prog essential masterpiece. That is the gist of this review. There are multiple sections, each with their own carried power and beauty. From the subtle solos, to the epic symphonic leaps, to the folk interludes, to the surrealist, yet perceivable lyrics, which have to be some of the best I've ever heard. Ian and crew are able to weave enchanting melody after enchanting melody in this single epic track.

Some might fault the beginning of side two, and I can't say they are incorrect in doing so, but I could never take off an entire star for a couple minutes of moderately good music (That's right, I liked it!) when everything else is so absolutely brilliant. Rocking in places, while dreaming in others, each section, with the repeated overall themes, make grand executions. An absolute progressive highlight, and one to which I shall give five stars.

Alitare | 5/5 |


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