Thick As A Brick (album) by Jethro Tull

Thick As A Brick
Thick As A Brick by Jethro Tull
Year: 1972
Overall rank: 259th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top 10 albums of 1972 (7th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (62nd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (259th)
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60/100
From 12/24/2019 17:33
And where is the sudden switch to a more rock-oriented sound that should blow my mi- there it is... oh and back to soft acoustic guitar that should make me sentimental. Oops, guess I was wrong, heavy drums again, I'll admit, they got me this time... sigh...
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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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From 06/28/2017 23:45
The energy and pace of this album is remarkable, there is no waffly atmospheric nonsense to be found here, just straight up perfect prog rock.
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