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I have been a Tull Skull (a new term I just learned thanks to Progosopher) all of my life and they are definitely one of my favorite bands of all time, although I became somewhat disinterested in their eighties stuff. My favorite albums in order (more or less):
TAAB-obviously
A Passion Play 
Minstrel in the Gallery
Heavy Horses
Songs From the Wood
Aqualung
Stand Up
Benefit
Warchild
Crest of a Knave
Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll; Too Young to Die
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1 Aqualung
2 Songs From the Wood
3 Thick as a Brick
4 Heavy Horses
5 Minstrel in the Gallery
 
Crest of a Knave is awful, I don't like War Child, Broadsword, A Passion Play or Too Old to Rock and Roll very much, and the early bluesy stuff before Aqualung is good but not really what I listen to.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Dark Elf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2011 at 22:35
In my estimation, the top 10 Tull albums are:
 
1. AqualungStarStarStarStarStar
2. Stand UpStarStarStarStarStar
3. Thick as a BrickStarStarStarStarStar
4. Songs from the WoodStarStarStarStarStar
5. Minstrel in the GalleryStarStarStarStar1/2
6. Living in the Past (the unreleased material is a single great album in and of itself)StarStarStarStar
7. A Passion PlayStarStarStarStar
8. Heavy HorsesStarStarStarStar
9. War ChildStarStarStar1/2
10. StormwatchStarStarStar1/2
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 7headedchicken Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 30 2011 at 13:44
Nearly all of them, but standing up above the rest:
 
Stand Up
Living In the Past
Thick As Brick
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I haven't yet heard the Jethro Tull Christmas album, or Stormwatch, Under Wraps, and anything after Crest of a Knave except the very good J-Tull Dot Com.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 30 2011 at 13:54
Big fan as well here!
I think my top 3 of their studio albums are:
A Passion Play
Stand Up
Thick as a Brick

Wouldn´t know which one I´d pick over the other though, as it´s all down to my temperament of the specific day. Right now I´m in a Stand Up mood. As a drummer, I´ll say that Clive Bunker always will be my favourite basher of theirs.
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Another big fan here! For me it's:

TAAB
A Passion Play
Aqualung
Benefit
Minstrel in the Gallery

with Songs from the Wood and Heavy Horses right behind.
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1. Thick as a Brick
2. Songs from the Wood
3. A Passion Play
4. Heavy Horses
5. Crest of a Knave
6. Minstrel in the Gallery
7. Rock Island
8. Aqualung
9. Roots to Branches
 
and there my list ends ... I don´t own and really know the other albums
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote spknoevl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 24 2012 at 07:32
For me, the essentials are:
TAAB
Songs from the Wood
Passon Play
Aqualung
Minstrel in the Gallery
 
I like some of the others, but I've managed to get by without them.


Edited by spknoevl - May 24 2012 at 07:33
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Stand Up
Benefit
Aqualung
Thick
Minstrel
Too old
Songs
Horses
Bursting
 
Glad to see some folks giving Too Old some props, often overlooked
 
And, Under Wraps deserves a ton more credit than it gets (which is often none).  Plenty of clunkers on there, but some great songs as well.  And for all of Anderson's faults, JT did at times actually progress and try new things.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 25 2012 at 07:40
Originally posted by Gully Foyle Gully Foyle wrote:

Under Wraps deserves a ton more credit than it gets (which is often none).  Plenty of clunkers on there, but some great songs as well.  And for all of Anderson's faults, JT did at times actually progress and try new things.

I agree. Under Wraps is quite good, but very far from the traditional Tull sound, which I think is the reason why not very many people like it. However, on it has it's own merits, and as you said, there are great songs in that album. 
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