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Jethro Tull


Prog Folk

3.09 | 743 ratings

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3 stars If I remember correctly this was the first JT-album I've ever got listened to. It must have been 1976 or 1977, just shortly after its release. I've to admit that it sounded quite fine to me (as a 16-year old lad) that time but of course I didn't have any measure since haven't yet listened to their masterpieces like "Thick As A Brick" or "A Passion Play". Retrospectively I've to agree to the common opinion that this album had been by far their weakest one during the 70's and actually I only keep it in my collection for memorial reasons and I don't know after how many years (or decades) I've listened to it again just recently. Most of the songs were immediately easy to memorize for me what's just another good proof for their straight forward character. This goes for "Quizz Kid", "Crazed Institution", "Taxi Grab" (for sure the worst one), "Big Dipper", "Pied Piper" and the title song. Most of them are more in an acoustic vein and actually quite nice ones but really nothing spectacular. Nonetheless some as the title track and "The Chequered Flag" have a nice symphonic touch though the latter one sounds rather soppy I've to say. "From A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser" (nice violin and sax play) and "Salamander" are most probably still the best ones. Overall this album is a pretty redundant one from their huge discography and worth not more than 2 1 /2 stars. Just warm memories to younger years let me round up my rating generously to 3! Still fairly good but for sure not an essential addition to any collection!
hdfisch | 3/5 |


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