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Jethro Tull


Prog Folk

3.30 | 910 ratings

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3 stars For a first album, I say Jethro Tull at least got their folk sound across, not really their Prog sound. Debut records for Prog bands vary. For some bands, their first aren't gonna be like the records they'll make in the future, look at The Moody Blues, Pink Floyd, heck even King Crimson too some degree with Giles, Giles, and Fripp. With that being said, Jethro Tull at least started out with something pretty fine, if not inoffensive in the Prog world. Some songs like Serenade to a Cuckoo or Dharma for One has a sorta progressive style too them, showcasing early on as little teasers for what this band will do later on in their life in 60s and 70s. However most of the songs here fit in the category of general folk or even hard rock at times in some cases like Cat's Squirrel. Would I call this a Prog rock album, maybe, but will I call it pure blooded folk rock, album, yeah sure. This album is pretty good, it definitely gets Jethro Tull's folk vibes going with some minor but noticeable progressive rock sounds. I like it but it definitely isn't the ideal first Jethro Tull album you should introduce fans of Prog rock who may have never heard of the band before.
Dapper~Blueberries | 3/5 |


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