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THICK AS A BRICK

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

4.63 | 3237 ratings

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5 stars I've now had Thick as a Brick for over two years and listened to it countless times. Even so, I've tried to hold off reviewing it. It is with a fair amount of trepidation that I'm finally prepared to throw in my two cents (2 cents among a thousand dollars). I have to say that in spite of its faults, this is a magnificent album.

The thing that really annoys me about this album, is that it drags in the second half. The same theme is repeated too many times. Just when I feel I am about to be overcome by it though, I'm recued by the strings. I'm a sucker for that stuff. It's a tossup between that moment and the intro for the best part of the album. Whenever I am listening to Tull, those are the standards which other songs have to live up to.

I'll keep it brief. I'm sure I haven't said anything that hasn't already been said, and I'm sure I'll miss at least 2 or 3 (or many many more) typos and mess up my meanings. Thick as a Brick is an album which everyone should listen to if only once. For those of us that get it, it is an album we'll all be listening to for a very long time.

R-A-N-M-A | 5/5 |

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