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THICK AS A BRICK

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

4.64 | 2293 ratings

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Renkls
4 stars I know I won't be adding anything new to this review section for Thick as a Brick that hasn't already been said ten times before and ten times better. Regardless, I have listened to this for many long hours - and I've found it very enjoyable to listen to, and if nothing else I am impressed at the skill of the instrumentation and how well 40 years have passed for the album long suite and it could be fresh off the print today and still seem fanciful and new. There's not much else I've found remotely like it. Which in it's own way is a bit of a downfall - the excesses of prog rock are here, lengthy instrumentation, great vocals and that flute...well, it's an experience alright. If only the second part could hold up to the wonderful first, but that drum solo, just seems really strange and awkward, ("there's an overwhelming responsibility...", that line just doesn't sit well for me). Apart from the drag at the beginning of the second side, this would be my most favorite prog album ever, and though I respect that it paved the way for the millions of albums and bands to come, it still isn't the absolute pinnacle that many claim it to be. That said, everyone should hear this once in their lives, it is a marvelous album all the same.
Renkls | 4/5 |

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