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Poll Question: Which of these Jethro Tull albums do you prefer?
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    Posted: September 20 2022 at 14:51
Jethro Tull has had a long and chequered past, and with many great records, without a doubt. The two listed here, though, for me, stand out as their very best. Both are very adventuresome, both musically, and lyrically, and the band are definitely "firing on all six cylinders" here. Aqualung, with it's catchy, but never trite, music, and it's lyrical pokes at, and illumination of,  the sometime hypocrisy of organised religion and those that run it. And then there is the unique Thick As A Brick, the at times witty parody of a "concept album", that only Tull could pull off. Which one do you folks prefer, among these favourites of mine?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Evolver Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 20 2022 at 14:54
Both equally
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote presdoug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 20 2022 at 14:57
^my own favourite from the two, is Aqualung. It is an album that I had and listened to very much, "way back when", and still brings a smile to me upon hearing it today. I am quite enamoured with TAAB and very much appreciate it, but Aqualung seems to "hit the nail on the head" even more in what I previously mentioned  it dealt with. It wins, if only, for the priceless line, "And the graven image, you know who, with his plastic crucifix"Wink
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Aqualung
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 20 2022 at 15:33
brick
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 20 2022 at 15:37
I like both equally, but I'm one of the guys who thinks Tull turned in their very best work ca. Minstrel through Stormwatch.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progaardvark Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 20 2022 at 15:42
TAAB
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to meet anyone nose at nose
the walls have hearsay
he go to four feet
take the moon with the teeth
he has a good beak
the stone as roll not heap up not foam
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Originally posted by Evolver Evolver wrote:

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Grumpyprogfan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 20 2022 at 16:15
Brick. One of the first records I ever bought. Has remained a great listen.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hercules Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 20 2022 at 16:16
Aqualung. TAAB is very clever, but Aqualung is a collection of quite wonderful songs.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mellotronwave Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 20 2022 at 16:50
Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Originally posted by Evolver Evolver wrote:

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Same




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mellotron Storm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 20 2022 at 17:47
I much prefer Aqualung
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 20 2022 at 18:37
Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Originally posted by Evolver Evolver wrote:

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Add me to the list. Both are fantastic and itís hard to choose one over the other.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 20 2022 at 21:20
Thick as a Brick. Actually, I do like all of Aqualung, but every single song from it I like better in some other live version.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Saperlipopette! Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 20 2022 at 22:37
Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

Aqualung. TAAB is very clever, but Aqualung is a collection of quite wonderful songs.
Yes. Ten, twenty years ago it would have gone for the one with the concept and the clever stuff. But I've come to think of Aqualung the album as one of the 1970's finest collection of songs - regardless of genres.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 21 2022 at 02:21
Aqualung, just out of nostalgia, it was the first JT album I heard, long ago. Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mormegil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 21 2022 at 03:42
Originally posted by Manuel Manuel wrote:

Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Originally posted by Evolver Evolver wrote:

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Add me to the list. Both are fantastic and itís hard to choose one over the other.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote geekfreak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 21 2022 at 04:49
Thick As A Brick (1972)
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Aqualung
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote David_D Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 21 2022 at 05:45

by far Aqualung

The Brick is all too over-the-top for me - much like it was intended to be according to Ian Anderson






Edited by David_D - September 21 2022 at 06:13
quality above quantity, and PopcoRn almost beyond
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