Crest Of A Knave (studio album) by Jethro Tull

Crest Of A Knave by Jethro Tull
Year: 1987
Overall rank: 6,588th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
69/100 (from 104 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1987 (90th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (1,005th)
Award Best albums of all time (6,588th)
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Jethro Tull bestography

Crest Of A Knave is ranked 15th best out of 40 albums by Jethro Tull on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Jethro Tull is Thick As A Brick which is ranked number 278 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 6,843.

Jethro Tull album bestography « Higher ranked (6,279th) This album (6,588th) Lower ranked (7,159th) »
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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 77 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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69/100 (from 104 votes)
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85/100
From 02/03/2022 16:08
I do not know why, reminds me Dire Straits... very much; however, as i also like DS, i enjoy this very atypical JT album.
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From 11/30/2018 18:24
I bought this on tape (a really state of the art playing medium at the time!) and played it over and over back in the late eighties, great for driving to. Latterly I have got the CD and more recently what I really wanted, the vinyl. This is a blisteringly good album with some fantastic lead guitar and flute work. It has a much harder edge than earlier progressive or folky works, not that I don't like that style. As with many bands who made their fortunes with seventies masterpieces, Jethro Tull moved into a more modern dare I say 'radio friendly' arena. I can listen to this album over and over, there are no weak tracks and 'Steel Monkey', 'Budapest', 'Mountain Men' and 'Raising Steam' are all superb.
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90/100
From 10/28/2016 18:05
I see this as a comeback album for Tull. The songwriting in particular is excellent. The album is somewhat marred by 80s production, but the songs and musicianship are strong enough to overcome this. Farm on the Freeway is perfectly poignant, Mountain Men is epic, and the deep cut Dogs in the Midwinter is positively classic Tull. This album holds up far better than most from the era.
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60/100
From 06/07/2016 12:25
I absolutely love everything of Jethro Tull from the 70'. This album is totally different. It includes more guitars and frankly, it sounds like Dire Straits (and not from their best work).
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65/100
From 03/29/2015 19:48
Average album with this cold, electronic 80´s sound.
Some good songs: Budapest, The walking Edge
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80/100
From 08/23/2012 15:01
Like every other band from earlier decades, Jethro Tull had a slump as the 80s kicked in but this album marks a return to form and although they would never do another masterpiece ever, this still is a good album.
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Best Albums of 1987
1. The Joshua Tree by U2
2. Appetite For Destruction by Guns N' Roses
3. Sign 'O' The Times by Prince
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