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Jethro Tull


Prog Folk

3.09 | 696 ratings

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Frankie Flowers
3 stars This is a very good album with a nice intelligent concept, originally intended to be a rock musical. Many reviewers on this site don't appreciate this one much. I think it's because the music is not progressive enough. This album is much like "War Child" in the same respect (which I happen to think is a great album). Here, the band were again exploring some new ideas.

It all kicks off with the folk rocker "Quizz Kid" followed by "Crazed Institution" which are very good songs. One personal favourite is the quaint acoustic "Salamander". There's some bluesy flavour with "Taxi Grab". The music then turns a lot more laid back for a while with a couple of acoustic tracks."From A Deadbead To An Old Greaser" has the same dreamy, snoozy feel as "Requiem" or "White Duck On Your Wall" from the previous album. The sax touches here are quite lovely. "Bad Eyed And Loveless" is another great track with a slight bluesy feel. The following tracks are fairly average but all decent enough. One last highlight though is "The Chequered Flag" which closes the record perfectly.

Although this is not among my absolute favourite JT albums, I've always quite liked it. It's a bit tricky to come up with a rating. I'd say that it's not only good, but very good. I think that means three and a half stars. "Songs From The Wood" was to come after this, which is one of my all time favourites.

Frankie Flowers | 3/5 |


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