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Jethro Tull


Prog Folk

3.23 | 587 ratings

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Hector Enrique
3 stars It is difficult to find any kind of similarity between the Crest Of A Knave with any of the glorious works prior to the 80s. When you listen Said She Was A Dancer or The Waking Edge, for example, you donīt know if you are listen songs by Jethro Tull or Dire Straits, and said this without any contempt by the more than respectable group of Mark Knopfler, and up to that point we also find some similarity to the texan rockers ZZ Top in the most popular and promoted Steel Monkey or Raising Steam. An album more twinned with classic hard rock, which inexplicably won the Grammy for the best heavy metal album (ŋ?) of the year.

It is not a bad album, but it has almost nothing to do with the progressive, except for the brilliant Budapest, which in its 10-minute duration, Anderson and his band make a spectacular display of musicality by the most authentic Jethro Tull, and one of my favorites from his song catalog. I wish the rest of the album had taken that path. Budapest is the progressive oasis in the middle of the desert.

Hector Enrique | 3/5 |


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