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Thick As A Brick (album) by Jethro Tull 

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Thick As A Brick
Thick As A Brick by Jethro Tull (1972)
Overall rank: 309th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 325 votes)
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Accolades: Top 10 albums of 1972 (9th)
Top 100 albums of the 1970s (86th)
Top 500 albums of all time (309th)

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Jethro Tull bestography

Thick As A Brick is ranked 2nd best out of 31 albums by Jethro Tull on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Jethro Tull is Aqualung which is ranked number 285 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 6,321.

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Thick As A Brick track list

Overall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 89 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Track pickThick As A Brick, Part 1
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From NecroBadger 07/15/2015 15:12
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.
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From PlayTime 02/12/2015 04:30
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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From gtroda 01/31/2015 14:23
Definitely an interesting concept to make one long song take up the whole album. It takes a while to get through and some repeated listenings to appreciate but it is worth it.
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From Decurso 10/19/2014 15:35
A great mix of poetic lyricism and elite musicianship. The drumming on this album is just off the charts.
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From setalpgninnpseki 10/18/2013 18:19
If you can sit through the long tracks, you will be rewarded.
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From Listmeister 07/22/2013 20:05
A bunch of random lyrics weaved into one amazing 42 minute song. Lyrics like "We'll have Superman for president, and let Robin save the day" or "Make a man of him / put him on a train / teach him to play Monopoly / and how to sing in the rain" or "Your new shoes are worn at the heels / and you make all your animal deals / and your wise men don't know how it feels / to be thick as a brick." All of that (and much more) is in one song.
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From Bork 06/07/2013 03:02
Magnificent.
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From musicus 05/26/2013 01:05
Essential listening for "progophiles" or anyone else for that matter - a GREAT album.
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From Wat 03/01/2013 00:53
An absolutely essential prog album.
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From Jasonconfused 02/08/2013 15:02
Well fuck.. how could I have possibly been missing out on this? A masterpiece.
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