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Jethro Tull


Prog Folk

4.35 | 2537 ratings

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5 stars Everything has been said about this album and there's nothing original I might add. This isn't a conceptual album like many say cos it doesn't tell any story. There are 11 short stories mostly about people who weren't lucky and didn't become rich. Side B is dedicated to God but I don't think religious people are satisfied with the way Anderson put it. That way or another this very original release is a timeless classic even if production wise it ain't something brilliant. When you listen to Aqualung you treat it as a whole. It's incredible because we have many different generes included and it amazes me how guys can easily go from one theme to another totally different. There's hard rock on Aqualung (Aqualung, Cross Eyed Mary, Locomotive Breath, parts of My God and Wind Up). There's British folk on Aqualung (Mother Goose, partly My God). Three little ballads (Cheap Day Return, Wond'ring Aloud, Slipstream) and of course blues (Up To Me, Hymn 43). Jehtro Tull mixed it all and did it the perfect way. This album doesn't sound good (poor quality production) but it doesn't matter cos somehow this dirty sound fits this record. This is a masterpiece and will ever be. 5 stars easily. Too bad those times are gone.
LSDisease | 5/5 |


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