Progarchives.com Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > Progressive Music Lounges > Prog Polls
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed: Benefit vs Minstrel in the Gallery
  FAQ FAQ  Forum SearchSearch  Calendar   Register Register  Login Login

Benefit vs Minstrel in the Gallery

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  12>
Poll Question: Which album is superior
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
27 [54.00%]
23 [46.00%]
You can not vote in this poll

Author
Message
criticdrummer94 View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: June 16 2011
Location: Ohio
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 431
Post Options Post Options   Quote criticdrummer94 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Benefit vs Minstrel in the Gallery
    Posted: February 24 2012 at 17:07
Both have a 3.93 rating at the time I'm doing this poll. My vote is for Minstrel 

MY IDOLS
Back to Top
Epignosis View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Eclectic Prog Team

Joined: December 30 2007
Location: Raeford, NC
Online Status: Online
Posts: 31649
Post Options Post Options   Quote Epignosis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2012 at 17:14
Minstrel in the Gallery or A Passion Play is my favorite Jethro Tull album.
Back to Top
Slartibartfast View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: April 29 2006
Location: Atlantais
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 27122
Post Options Post Options   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2012 at 17:32
I'll go for Menstrual (joke) In The Gallery.  I wouldn't be without Benefit though either. 

I'm kind of thinking I won't need Thick 2.


Edited by Slartibartfast - February 24 2012 at 17:33
Back to Top
Man With Hat View Drop Down
Collaborator
Collaborator
Avatar
Jazz-Rock/Fusion Team

Joined: March 12 2005
Location: Neurotica
Online Status: Online
Posts: 53034
Post Options Post Options   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2012 at 17:45
MITG by far.
Dig me...But don't...Bury me
I'm running still, I shall until, one day, I hope that I'll arrive
Warning: Listening to jazz excessively can cause a laxative effect.
Back to Top
LinusW View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Italian Prog Specialist

Joined: September 27 2007
Location: Sweden
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 10664
Post Options Post Options   Quote LinusW Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2012 at 17:48
I like them both, but I think Benefit is more uneven than Minstrel. And I have Minstrel as part of my little LP collection, which I guess is somewhat telling.

So Minstrel it is.
Back to Top
BarryGlibb View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: August 28 2010
Location: Melbourne, Oz
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 621
Post Options Post Options   Quote BarryGlibb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2012 at 18:37
IMHO Benefit is a more consistent album than Minstrel.
I find Black Satin Dancer and Baker St Muse to be almost there but not quite there...if you get my drift.
No weak tracks on Benefit as far as I'm concerned.

I recall that IA was not happy with the playing on Minstrel.  Their recorded it In their mobile studio. It's still a fantastic album however.
Back to Top
Ludjak View Drop Down
Forum Groupie
Forum Groupie
Avatar

Joined: August 31 2008
Location: Croatia
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 72
Post Options Post Options   Quote Ludjak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2012 at 19:06
Benefit is my favourite Tull album, so... Smile Minstrel, in my opinion, would have been a great poetry book, but musically I lose interest in it by the end of Side A.
Back to Top
dr prog View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: September 25 2010
Location: Melbourne
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 948
Post Options Post Options   Quote dr prog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2012 at 19:26

1975 and 76 are tulls weakest years of the 70s. 1970 is a pretty strong year. The remaster has Teacher and Witches promise. Benefit comfortably

Back to Top
iluvmarillion View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: February 09 2010
Location: Australia
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 440
Post Options Post Options   Quote iluvmarillion Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2012 at 19:44
Benefit for me is a much better album than Minstrel.
Back to Top
Wanorak View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: December 09 2006
Location: Canada
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2875
Post Options Post Options   Quote Wanorak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2012 at 20:06
Minstrel by a mile, the perfect encapsulation of Tull's many sounds!
A GREAT YEAR FOR PROG!!!
Back to Top
dwill123 View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: December 19 2006
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1687
Post Options Post Options   Quote dwill123 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2012 at 21:12
Benefit
Back to Top
Fox On The Rocks View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: February 10 2011
Location: Toronto, Canada
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 5012
Post Options Post Options   Quote Fox On The Rocks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2012 at 22:32
Minstrel In The Gallery.
Back to Top
Progosopher View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: May 12 2009
Location: Oventon
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 3015
Post Options Post Options   Quote Progosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 25 2012 at 00:07
Benefit just beats out Minstrel for me.
The world of sound is certainly capable of infinite variety and, were our sense developed, of infinite extensions. -- George Santayana, "The Sense of Beauty"
Back to Top
Sagichim View Drop Down
Collaborator
Collaborator
Avatar
Eclectic Prog Team

Joined: November 29 2006
Location: Israel
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 4484
Post Options Post Options   Quote Sagichim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 25 2012 at 01:41
First time i heard minstrel i was amazed, i thought what the hell happened to jethro ? that hard rocking opener is one of my all time favourites , that fiery guitar and drums on steroids..
absolutely fantastic...minstrel rules!!
Back to Top
tamijo View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: January 06 2009
Location: Denmark
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 3869
Post Options Post Options   Quote tamijo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 25 2012 at 01:45
Minstrel in the Gallery !!
Back to Top
akaBona View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: September 15 2010
Location: Finland
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1600
Post Options Post Options   Quote akaBona Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 25 2012 at 02:29
Benefit for me. 
Back to Top
snowsnow View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: March 09 2011
Location: Belper, England
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 333
Post Options Post Options   Quote snowsnow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 25 2012 at 02:31
With its great title track + One white duck and, of course, Baker street muse.
 
It's got to be ......Minstrel in the gallery!
Back to Top
trackstoni View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: February 23 2008
Location: Lebanon
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 934
Post Options Post Options   Quote trackstoni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 25 2012 at 02:53
   Benefit !!  but Minstrel is great as well !
Tracking Tracks of Rock
Back to Top
b_olariu View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: March 02 2007
Location: Romania
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2779
Post Options Post Options   Quote b_olariu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 25 2012 at 05:45
Minstrel in the Gallery for sure, is one of the most succesful albums, my top 5 from them
Back to Top
yanch View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: January 03 2010
Location: Lowell, MA
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 3242
Post Options Post Options   Quote yanch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 25 2012 at 06:50
Tough call for me. I vote for Minstrel, but not by much. Benefit is a great album with some terrific music on it. I'd vote both if it was an option. Baker Street Muse puts Minstrel over the top for me.
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  12>

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Bulletin Board Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 9.69
Copyright ©2001-2010 Web Wiz

This page was generated in 0.234 seconds.