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Jethro Tull


Prog Folk

4.05 | 1244 ratings

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3 stars Continuing in the vein of 'Songs from the Wood', 'Heavy Horses' is a strange listening experience. While everything that made its predecessor good appears to be in these new songs, they don't sound as moving and easy-flowing as, for example, 'Velvet Green' or 'Hunting Girl'. Most of the album feels like it's trying to be clever just for the sake of being clever. The songs presented are also uneven in quality (there isn't really a bad track here, only a feeling of coldness, similar to 'Minstrel in the Gallery'), as the title track is so good that it alone earns the album a three-star rating. The musicianship is still top-notch, only Ian's voice shows clear signs of decay, sounding more like it was a sixty-year old man singing, but still great at interpreting his lyrics, leaving the listener no desire to complain about vocal technique.

Overall, an album fans will appreciate and casual listeners call 'just okay'. I recommend getting the 'Bursting Out' live album (recorded on the 1978 tour) first.

Ludjak | 3/5 |


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