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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: 256th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 497 votes)
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Accolades: Top 10 albums of 1972 (8th)
Top 100 albums of the 1970s (66th)
Top 500 albums of all time (256th)

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* JETHRO TULL (THICK AS A BRICK) * 2012 * 1 HR INT, INFO & MUSIC RADIO SHOW
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Thick As A Brick is ranked as the best album by Jethro Tull.

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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
 90/100 (130 votes)
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2.Track pickThick As A Brick, Part 2
 88/100 (119 votes)
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Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 497 votes)
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100/100
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75/100
 
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76/100
 
80/100
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75/100
 
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57/100
 
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79/100

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45/100
From ekingshill 05/16/2017 19:36
I like Jethro Tull. In fact I am going to see Ian Anderson live in a couple of weeks. But this is way to high. I'm a big fan of progressive music and very long songs. So I am not put off by the length of the song. I just feel this one hasn't dated very well. One of the few exceptions where I would rather hear the single version of a song than the long form.
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45/100
From ekingshill 05/16/2017 19:36
I like JEthro Tull. In fact I am agoing to see Ian Anderson live in a couple of weeks. But this is way to high. I'm a big fan of progressive music and very long songs. So I am not put off by the length of the song. I just feel this one hasn't dated very well. One of the few exceptions where I would rather hear the single version of a song than the long form.
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Rating:  
95/100
From gallopinggaucho 01/16/2017 19:26
One of my top five albums!
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Rating:  
100/100
From discojets1 09/15/2016 00:51
Side 1 is better than side 2
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100/100
From Onater 09/11/2016 19:04
This is what I imagine it would sound like if Monty Python wrote a progressive rock album.
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Rating:  
85/100
From Santiweight 09/10/2016 11:30
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.
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70/100
From albumceleste 09/06/2016 22:10
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.
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75/100
From garycottier 07/07/2016 14:57
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.
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From Mehran 02/16/2016 14:59
One of the greatest progressive rock albums of all time, if not the greatest.
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From mandomikey 12/24/2015 00:06
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.
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