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THICK AS A BRICK

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

4.63 | 3237 ratings

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Buckethead1
5 stars Thick as a Brick- This album is in my top three favourite prog albums of all time. It is a 45 minute epic song with a pause at the midway point where the transition from side one to side two of the vinyl would occur. On my copy I can't skip from part one to part two but instead have to listen to the whole thing from start to finish. But no matter, the album stays good from the opening minute to the closing one. People have been burning this album for being to repetetive. Well firstly you try making a 45 minute song with no repetition. You have to! Chorus' in songs have to be repetitive because thats the whole idea of a chorus. A chorus is a consistant part of a song that represents the main idea of it. And secondly the repetetion, if thats what you call it, is perfectly placed as the song flows beautifly.

This album really shows off John Evans talent on the organ and other keyboards. The organ sections that speed up and almost song carnival related are magnificent. Ian Andersons vocals are flawless. I know Jethro Tull didn't write the lyrics as Thick as a Brick is a poem that has been written already. But the music compliments the story so well that you forget that. The lyrics sound as if Anderson had written them anyway.

This album is the peak in Jethro Tull's career and is a must listen for any prog fan or just a fan of good music. This one definately deserves five stars!

Buckethead1 | 5/5 |

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