Thick as a Brick

Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick
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Based on 101 ratings
1972 Ratings: #25
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March 10, 1972 / Release Date
LP / Format
Chrysalis, Reprise / Label
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Oh, how I underestimated this masterpiece.
To me, this always felt like "another good prog record" and as nothing more. However, a while ago, I finally understood the genius of this album and there's frankly very few albums I enjoy listening to as much as TAAB.

Firstly, this is some of the best progressive rock you can find. From beautiful complex melodies to outrageous and hilarious yet genius lyrics, this has you fully covered. It's an experience worth listening to and it's one of ... read more
Sjo album 16
I feel smart now for listening to and enjoying an album with the RYM descriptors of “complex,” “technical,” and “uncommon time signatures.”
SJO Counter: 16

I did not like this at all. This was boring as hell. There is so much filler and dragged out parts on this album, and these songs are painfully long. A lot of songs that I listen to that are this length and have shorter tracks on the album I don't really have a problem with, but something about these songs felt like they dragged on for an hour. I would give this a few more listeners but, it'll probably just get worse if I do. Sorry for all my unpopular opinions so far :((((
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It's funny how a band trying to parody the progressive rock genre, accidentally made one of the best progressive rock albums. Thick As A Brick is a continuous 44 minute album split into two parts, equally as great. As with any rock album, there are drums, guitars, and whatnot. But in addition, there's a MOTHERFUCKIN' FLUTE! Of course, if the flute performances weren't impressive I wouldn't care but boy Ian Anderson makes some guitar solos seem like child's play to ... read more
Call me thicky bricky but this is an album I prefer reading about how clever it is (and it is clever) than actually listening to it.
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Added on: September 28, 2013