Jethro Tull - Aqualung CD (album) cover


Jethro Tull


Prog Folk

4.33 | 1994 ratings

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3 stars Even if you're a progfan there will always be bands or subgenres you more or less automatically stay away from because it somehow isn't your thing. And for me that's the case with (amongst others) Jethro Tull. I mean, I don't hate or even dislike this band, but there are just a couple of songs I really can get into in their entire discography and one of them is actually on this classic album.

And then we're talking about Locomotive Breath, the only track from Aqualung that really gets me going. To me just two other songs from this release are pretty much worthwhile and those are the title track (evergreen) and My God (flute !). But the other eight make me wonder why this album is one of the most popular prog albums ever. Not for my taste for sure. The eight shorter songs are at best nice but even that is hard to acknowledge for me to be honest. It will have something to do with Anderson's voice probably, a real love or hate kind of voice I feel.

And if the three longer (and better) songs wouldn't have been on this album I probably would have gone for just two stars. But the mentioned three give the album at least some status. And so I can bring myself to giving three but it's the best I can do. Maybe some day someone can explain to me why this album is supposed to be so great despite 8 weakish songs.

progrules | 3/5 |


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