War Child (studio album) by Jethro Tull

War Child by Jethro Tull
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 6,925th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
73/100 (from 103 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1974 (106th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (1,096th)
Award Best albums of all time (6,925th)
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Jethro Tull bestography

War Child is ranked 15th best out of 43 albums by Jethro Tull on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Jethro Tull is Thick As A Brick which is ranked number 290 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 6,207.

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Average Rating: 
73/100 (from 103 votes)
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70/100
From 06/19/2023 14:48
Very forgettable album does not bring out any new facets of this great band
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75/100
From 05/03/2023 22:56
A bit of an overlooked Tull album. Consistent right through with some of the better tracks being the lesser known ones. Not their best but in no way shabby.
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90/100
From 01/05/2022 15:38
Tras sus obras conceptuales (Thick As A Brick y A Passion Play)), y las críticas adversas recibidas por la última, Anderson opta por una excelente colección de canciones que quizás no recibió la atención que merecía.
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60/100
From 07/08/2019 13:40
A middling Tull Album - very pleasant if not outstanding. Its hard to believe that such a good album is probably not even in the best ten Tull Albums - which says something about the depth of their catalogue.
Skating Away on the Thin Ice of the New Day & Ladies are highlights, Back Door Angels is very proggy. Only Solitare is a lovely ballad.
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From 02/25/2018 09:48
My theory about great album covers and great music doesn't hold up here because the cover is rubbish and the music is excellent. This album is a real mixed bag from the almost classical 'Ladies' to the superb lead guitar soloing on 'Back Door Angels'. 'Skating Away on the Thin Ice of the New Day' and 'Bungle in the Jungle' is a personal favourites.
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75/100
From 01/25/2016 22:54
A good record, but not their best by any means. I give it a listen once in awhile. It's hard to beat Thick As A Brick or Aqualung.
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80/100
From 08/23/2012 15:06
A good album album which mostly suffers from having been released in between and in a time of masterpieces. Not an essential Tull album, but definitely a good one for anyone wanting to go beyond their obvious masterpieces.
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90/100
From 03/24/2012 01:19
Even more amazing is that's just been added to the site. For how pretentious some of the big posters on the forum are, it's amazing to see how little "listened" they are.
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From 03/24/2012 01:15
Wow, no one? What a shame. Some great tunes here. Backdoor Angels is a prog rock gem!
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