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ROCK ISLAND

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

2.69 | 445 ratings

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aglasshouse
3 stars One of those albums that is obviously constructed with the intention to please the more mercantile rock crowd, Rock Island is the final 80's album released by UK's own Jethro Tull. The album sounds much like the prior Crest of a Knave, albeit with more disregard of artistic input and a substantial amount of commercial values. While not exactly an enthralling experience there are a few tracks from the albums that are fun as casual tunes. Lyrically and composition-ally the songs are structured like classic rock-n'-roll tunes, in the vein of George Thorogood with Ian Anderson's trademark fluting. Not much more really is to be said about this. As a cessation Rock Island has zesty and fun moments, but in equal or slightly greater measure extreme levels of bland claptrap.
aglasshouse | 3/5 |

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