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Jethro Tull


Prog Folk

4.36 | 2707 ratings

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3 stars Jethro Tull's 'Aqualung' shows the band fully transforming from a bluesy psychedelic rock band (that happened to have a flute) to a folky classic rock band. By now the band seems to be driven forward by public opinion; when accused of being a folkrock group they started infusing their music with folk. When 'Aqualung' was adopted by the progressive rock crowd and deemed 'a concept album' the band started making progressive rock on their next album. This album is however more tied to the late sixties folk(rock) revival and the broadening sense of what classic rock could be. The opening track 'Aqualung' has an amazing main prog riff, but I've never felt strongly about the other parts it offers. The album has a few moments that really catch my attention like the fine 'Cross-Eyed Mary' (I actually prefer the Iron Maiden cover) and the moody 'My God'. The folky bits sound fine and when the voice of Ian Anderson is mixed right (and not doubled), he sound fine.
friso | 3/5 |


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