Thick As A Brick (album) by Jethro Tull
|1972 Jethro Tull Thick as a Brick Reprise Newspaper Cover Psych Garage RARE
2h 21m 41s
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|Thick as a Brick 2 * by Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) (CD, Apr-2012, Parlophone...
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|Thick As A Brick LP 2nd newspaper sleeve Jethro Tull - 1972
10h 48m 32s
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|1.||Thick As A Brick, Part 1|| 90/100 (111 votes)|
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|2.||Thick As A Brick, Part 2|| 88/100 (103 votes)|
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Side 1 is better than side 2
This is what I imagine it would sound like if Monty Python wrote a progressive rock album.
A great album and an absolutely incredible first side. The opening and the poetic lyrics' comments on modern society are on point and the presentation (newspaper and all) are one of a kind.
Not really "a song" but more a suite of maybe half dozen songs hooked together with musical themes familiar/derivated between them.
Is a great album for those opportunities when you can sit and relax. It flows really well.
Some days I think it's their best album and some days I think it's not but it sure is better than A passion play.
The same rating as Aqualung would be fair.
A ridiculously ambitious album, which just about makes it through to the end without falling flat on it's face. Personally, I prefer their more straightforward records like, aqualung, and, benefit, but this is okay. Better than, a passion play, anyway.
One of the greatest progressive rock albums of all time, if not the greatest.
The only album I've purchased and subsequently worn-out in 3 different formats (Tape, CD, and vinyl LP). The accompanying newspaper insert is satisfying in its own right, but the lilting musical and lyrical escapades achieve massive heights several times over.
This album really is brilliant. Very few artists would have taken an entire album to make a satirical statement. However, beginning as a joke by writing a "bombastic" and "over the top" parody of the then in vogue concept album. While it would be difficult in theory to make such a parody listenable, Ian Anderson and the crew do a beautiful job by combining complex compositions with laughable lyrics that can sound deep if only listened to casually. What started out as a joke wound up being hailed as one of the greatest concept albums ever. While I absolutely adore this work, I feel as if we should view it a different light: the most beautiful style parody to ever exist and definitive proof that an artist can create a masterpiece while laughing the whole way through. Thus, not only is it wonderous musically, but remains my favorite album just in the attitude that saw it's birth.
That this album is just one song will immediately put a lot of people off, but it's a very rewarding listen, filled with memorable hooks, intriguing lyrics and is an impressive performance. Also one of the best albums for stopping classical music snobs in their tracks when they declare rock to be unsophisticated, non-melodic, unintelligent etc. And the newspaper album sleeve is a brilliant read, penned in Ian Anderson's inimitable style.
The last strong album of Tull's classic run. It's really only five fully realized songs strung out over 40 minutes, but it works as a suite and it's well played.
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