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AQUALUNG

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

4.32 | 1745 ratings

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5 stars After a lot of songs dedicated to him, Jeffrey finally joined the band.

Aqualung is my icon of nostalgia. I can clearly remember when I was a little boy, around 5, and I have found a lost cassette tape from my daddy's friend, with an awesome tracklist. I didn't understand the meaning of the lyrics, but I loved the Long John Silver's reference. I asked my parents, but they didn't knew the name of the band or the album, but they knew the lyrics from the first track (probably a hit). Years after, when I officialy discovered Aqualung, I went crazy. This album was my first contact with progressive rock, even without knowledge.

This was the best and most progressive Jethro Tull album since their debut. The title-track is actually three songs, changing according to the mood of Aqualung, the main character of the concept. The A Side deals with the poor people and society problems. The B Side is about the medieval church lies, the church which uses the name of god to earn money, and the church which really wants to get closer to God. Very provocative and intelligent stuff.

Aqualung is a great introduction to Jethro Tull's music as well to the progressive world.

VOTOMS | 5/5 |

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