Aqualung (studio album) by Jethro Tull

Aqualung
Aqualung by Jethro Tull
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 325th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 861 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1971 (14th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (85th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (325th)
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Jethro Tull bestography

Aqualung is ranked 2nd best out of 37 albums by Jethro Tull on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Jethro Tull is Thick As A Brick which is ranked number 277 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 7,177.

Jethro Tull album bestography « Higher ranked (277th) This album (325th) Lower ranked (1,464th) »
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Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 861 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 82.8/100, a mean average of 82.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.3.

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85/100
From 04/22/2021 19:29
from profound to whimsical sometimes in the same verse. mix in a little flute. strong presentation
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80/100
From 02/01/2021 00:57
Unforgiving, multi-faceted and thematic, but never overwhelming. There are some classic songs here - Locomotive Breath, for one - but there's consistency and quality throughout both sides of the LP.

Aqualung might offer the most tasteful use of the flute that I've yet heard in a rock record. Recommended listening for anyone who wants to know why and how Jethro Tull broke ground in the early '70s.
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90/100
From 12/27/2020 20:51
I like very much the fluting in Up To Me. But Aqualung and Cross Eyed Marry are also good. I understand the goodness of this album. Listenable
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90/100
From 02/18/2020 14:51
Imensa obra-prima!!
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From 07/23/2019 20:54
one of my all time favorite albums
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From 07/12/2019 23:04
I was a 16-year old camp counselor in training, far from home in a primitive forest. I ran a high fever for two days with a horrific bout of tonsillitis. All I could do was lay on a bunk in a cabin with no air conditioning and listen to my records on headphones, sweating and hallucinating. This was one of those records. I cannot be objective about believing it is an all-time great.
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75/100
From 07/03/2019 03:26
Wond'ring Aloud really, REALLY sounds like a Cat Stevens track, early Cat Stevens even. Other than that clunker, this is an undeniably great album, even if we wore it out when we were 15 years old.
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80/100
From 05/31/2019 11:14
Looks like a concept album , smells like a concept album , sounds like a concept album so must be a concept album ? Well, no according to the band

Regardless its an awesome album lead by the wonderful "Locomotive Breath"

A dorky flute playing dude who stands on one leg would front one of the biggest bands in the world by the time this double album came out in 1971 , who'd have thunk it !
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From 10/29/2018 21:45
underrated album
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Best Albums of 1971
1. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
2. Who's Next by The Who
3. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
4. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
5. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
6. Blue by Joni Mitchell
7. Tago Mago by Can
8. Meddle by Pink Floyd
9. L.A. Woman by The Doors
10. Fragile by Yes
11. Tapestry by Carole King
12. Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
13. Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath
14. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
15. Imagine by John Lennon
16. Electric Warrior by T. Rex
17. Ram by Paul & Linda McCartney
18. There's A Riot Goin' On by Sly & The Family Stone
19. At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band
20. Maggot Brain by Funkadelic
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