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AQUALUNG

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

4.36 | 2707 ratings

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yeshead 777
5 stars Its nearly impossible to be objective about such an iconic album such as this. Not only the album but song that pretty much have been the cornerstone of this band to diehard tull fans and casual ones alike. Where with groups like Yes, Genesis,king Crimson, Gentle Giant, even Pink Floyd their favorite album is up for grab between at least of couple of choices. With Tull, only Thick as a Brick, and maybe Songs from the Wood come close to the popularity of this opus. Hell, the first 6 notes of the title song are only surpassed by Maybe Smoke on the water in the classic rock world. With all that said, and all of the hype, this album is still on my top 5 tull list, but probably 3 or 4, not 1 or 2. And some of this comes from being barraged with the big 3 hits on the radio, and being so burnt out on those I missed the other great stand-outs like Mother Goose, Wondering Aloud, My God, and Hymn 43. As has been said before its the phenomenon variety and mix of hard rock, folk, classical, and a little prog that make this album stand out in their catalogue. War Child came close as far as variety, but no where close in quality. Simply said, the only other Tull albums that come close in songwriting are TASB, and SFTW.
yeshead 777 | 5/5 |

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