Thick As A Brick (studio album) by Jethro Tull

Thick As A Brick by Jethro Tull
Year: 1972
Overall rank: 279th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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83/100 (from 778 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 (279th)
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83/100 (from 778 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 82.9/100, a mean average of 82.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.8.

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90/100
From 02/05/2022 17:24
Great long prog rock album, I like it very much. Over 40 minutes of amazing music, first part slightly better than second but they're great as a whole.
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From 01/25/2022 15:27
I love the energy and the musicality of this record. This album is fun!

Regarded as one of the highlights of prog, I agree this is a landmark album.
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From 12/26/2021 16:33
La mayor muestra de genialidad del inconmensurable Ian Anderson.
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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 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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