Aqualung (studio album) by Jethro Tull

Aqualung by Jethro Tull
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 310th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 907 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1971 (13th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (81st)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (310th)
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Jethro Tull bestography

Aqualung is ranked 2nd best out of 40 albums by Jethro Tull on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Jethro Tull is Thick As A Brick which is ranked number 278 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 6,806.

Jethro Tull album bestography « Higher ranked (278th) This album (310th) Lower ranked (1,445th) »
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Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 907 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 82.7/100, a mean average of 82.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.4.

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95/100
From 03/04/2022 03:54
Not much of a Tull fan-- which is odd in that the overlap with Fairport is so great-- but this is a great album about an important topic. High on the best ever list.
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80/100
From 01/31/2022 12:25
A great and important album, leading us to Thick as a Brick. It pales in comparison with that album though. This says more about TAAB than Aqualung.
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From 01/25/2022 20:37
Great album front to back.
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From 12/27/2021 08:45
Impresionante. Combina perfectamente lo eléctrico con lo acústico incluso en una misma canción.
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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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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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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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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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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. Meddle by Pink Floyd
8. Tago Mago by Can
9. L.A. Woman by The Doors
10. Fragile by Yes
11. Tapestry by Carole King
12. Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
13. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
14. Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath
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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