Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Jethro Tull - Aqualung CD (album) cover


Jethro Tull


Prog Folk

4.36 | 2782 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

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 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this JETHRO TULL review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.