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AQUALUNG

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

4.36 | 2717 ratings

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Uruk_hai
5 stars Review #61

Absolutely essential!!

The fourth work by JETHRO TULL has become a classic through the years. This new line-up of TULL made maybe the most iconic album in the discography of the band. After Glenn CORNICK left the band, IAN ANDERSON's childhood friend Jeffrey HAMMOND (the same Jeffrey of the song) took his place in the band as the new bass player and John EVAN became an official member of the group, the band was ready to make a new album: a solid and perfect masterpiece.

The hard rock is the main music style in this album: songs as "Aqualung", "Hymn 43", "Locomotive breath", "My god" and (my favorite) "Wind up" are the perfect example of this. The album includes also very beautiful acoustic soft ballads such as "Wondering aloud", "Cheap day return" and "Splipstream".

The opening song of the album is maybe the most popular of it; the guitar riff is unmistakable and the solo is majestic; the lyrics are brilliant as well: the story of a homeless (maybe pedophile) guy who is miserably poor and dying painfully in the streets.

If the album is or isn't a conceptual album and if the music is or isn't Progressive Rock have been subjects of discussion since the album first came out; Ian ANDERSON himself expressed that this is not a conceptual album, even so, the songs fit and match really well to each other and the lyrics look suspiciously related.

The hard rock songs, the soft acoustic songs and the ambitious lyrics about religion made of this album a very particular one, an unrepeatable masterpiece.

This album has become the most popular in all JT's catalogue and I believe it really deserves it.

Uruk_hai | 5/5 |

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