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Jethro Tull


Prog Folk

3.28 | 617 ratings

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3 stars With this album J-Tull returns to 'normal' songlength, and the folk influences in the music becomes more apparent than ever before. The music can be described as accoustic/electric Folk rock, with a classical orchestra as an intricate component of many songs, and of course Ian's flute and vocals.

Compared to the previous albums it seems to be less cohesive, but that's naturall since this is a song based album, and the previous albums where concept albums. Still I feel there's something not quite finished about the album. Probably the less elaborate compositions, and the confines of a 4 minute song that needs a quicker develepment of the music.

The best songs IMO on this album are "War Child", "Sealion", "Bungle In The Jungle" and "Two Fingers". The rest while not bad do little for me.

Overall it's a nice album, with nice rhythms and occasional beautifull music, most notable the bass-guitar creates some very good moments. "War Child" is a good record, that for Jethro Tull fans is a must have, but not an essential album for others really.

tuxon | 3/5 |


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