Thick As A Brick (studio album) by Jethro Tull

Thick As A Brick
Thick As A Brick by Jethro Tull
Year: 1972
Overall rank: 277th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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83/100 (from 731 votes)
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Award Top 10 albums of 1972 (8th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (69th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (277th)
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Thick As A Brick is ranked as the best album by Jethro Tull.

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85/100
From 04/20/2021 10:41
When it comes to prog I’m one of those take it or mostly leave it music fans but this one really surprised how much I enjoyed the entire experience. The quality and complexity of the instrumentation is
P-H-E-N-O-M-E-N-A-L especially the keyboards as highlighted on the “Legends Believe in the Day” section

OK, so the Monty Python styled concept album “spoof” falls a little flat but man is this a good album. If you are yet to check it out I simply can’t recommend this album more highly
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From 07/08/2020 20:30
Incredible concept. Just one epic song or like a record without songs just the story and seamless music if you like.
Great variety of folk, prog and rock.
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From 12/24/2019 17:33
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90/100
From 07/22/2019 19:36
I find this an easier listen than Aqualung and it rocks, possibly more than any of his other albums. The mother of all concept albums and as intended unlike Aqualung which the band claim wasn't... The concept itself is clever and worthy of ten points!

Ian Anderson switched drummer for this album and the rhythm section really comes to life in a way not heard on the previous four albums.
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95/100
From 05/01/2019 13:27
A truly great album, full of quirky, changing melodies...I never tire of listening to this album....
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From 10/21/2018 18:42
Underappricated greatness! Not to mention the coolest cover in vinyl history!
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From 10/08/2018 02:06
really good disc, a lot of creativity went into this record indeed
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From 04/06/2018 23:46
Interesting and solid album, but I thought Aqualung was more folksy and better.
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From 01/20/2018 15:48
As a regular listener of Pink Floyd, Genesis, Yes, King Crimson, Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson, Haken, Dream Theater etc. I can be considered as a prog fan. Somehow I haven't really listened to Jethro Tull before. This album is really amazing; Just clear prog without becoming dull after a while. Though I think that the flute might drive me crazy after a couple of listens.
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From 08/08/2017 14:53
A very interesting example of the prog-rock genre. Developing a theme throughout two sides, with some flashes of brilliance as the album plateaus towards the end of side one. Somehow much more engaging and interesting than other long prog pieces.
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