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STORMWATCH

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

3.46 | 747 ratings

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GKR
4 stars How do we begin with Stormwatch? After two essential albums, it seems that Jethro Tull kinda lost the track or stuck in something. Or its the eighties coming, or it was the fact that the band was falling apart and Glascock dying... I dont know. But the album itself... its not bad. Its not bad at all.

I mean... its like the other two albums of the seventies that are generally rated with 3 stars in Jethro Tull catalog (War Child and TOFRTYTD), they are not bad albums. They're production does not failed, the playing of the musicians are not bad and the ideas developed do what they proposed to do. The question is a metter of taste. If you did not enjoy something wacky and ecletic, you wouldnt like War Child, if you dont like something "pop" and bluesy, there goes Too Old... and so on.

Stormwatch is a cold album. But it was, of course, intended to be cold. And it contains great tracks, if you come to think of. "Dark Ages" is the last epic of the band, and could it be more simbolic than that? Warm Sporran, Ghosts and Dun Ringil are also there to do what they were made to do.

If you like a good and old heavy stuff, together with melodic and chaos of the modern world, you'll like Stormwatch. Its a good adition to anyones library, if you can dig it.

GKR | 4/5 |

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