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Jethro Tull


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4.63 | 3271 ratings

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5 stars An inspiring album.

I haven't heard much of Jethro Tull (Benefit, Stand Up, Heavy Horses, Songs from the Wood), but from what I heard, Thick as a Brick is high contender for being one of Tull's best recordings. You'll find here great acoustic and electric guitar work, very nice melodies, superb drumming, great keys/organs and Ian Anderson's lively flutes.

The album is divided into 2 long 20 min. pieces, of what should have been a 40+ long epic song (they had to be split to fit on both sides of a regular disc). It is strong both instrumentally and lyrically. I love the beginning of the first part, the great acoustic guitar and the catchy vocals. The recurring themes are reprised now and again with sublte differences, and are always a joy to listen to. The drum solo in the first few minutes of the second piece is also worth mentioning.

A realy enjoyable, inspired and inspiring album. I'm sure this is something great for everyone to hear, and see "how it feels to be thick.. as a brick!".
denisbito | 5/5 |


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