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Jethro Tull


Prog Folk

4.63 | 3416 ratings

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yeshead 777
4 stars I've gone back and forth over the years of loving this whole album to getting bored and bogged down while listening to it in its entirety. Well I've just listened to the entire thing in one sitting again for the first time in years, and I'm back to loving about 95% of it. It still bogs a little at the end of side one and beginning of side two for me, such as sides 2 and 3 of tales of topographic oceans even does for alot of staunch yes fans. I think Ian one hundred percent accomplished what he wanted to. There are tons of variety and it begins and ends with beautiful acoustic passages, and notably John Evans organ work stands out throughout. Its just that the long form prog epic JT as is represented here and on passion Play quite stand up to some of the other albums with such great collections of shorter songs like Aqualung, Songs from the wood, Living in the past, storm watch, benefit, heavy horses, and such. I know I'll get alot of flack for that comment, but when it comes down to choosing a JT album to listen to on Saturday afternoon, this is not choice no.1, more like choice no. 6 or 7.
yeshead 777 | 4/5 |


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