Rating "Jethro Tull " albums?

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  1. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    How would you rate Jethro Tull
    albums 1 to 10 ?
     
  2. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    This Was 8/10
    Stand Up 9/10
    Benefit 10/10
    Aqualung 8/10
    Thick As A Brick 7/10
    A Passion Play 7/10
    Minstrel In The Gallery 8/10
     
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  3. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Broadsword ..a couple of good songs.
     
  4. tootull

    tootull John Norman

    Location:
    Canada
    On the high side :angel: for 2016:

    This Was 8
    Stand Up 10
    Benefit 10
    Aqualung 10
    Thick As A Brick 10
    Living In The Past 10

    A Passion Play 8
    WarChild 8
    Minstrel In The Gallery 10
    Too Old To Rock 'N' Roll: Too Young To Die 7.5
    Songs From The Wood 10
    Heavy Horses 10
    Stormwatch 9

    A 8
    The Broadsword And The Beast 10
    Under Wraps 8
    Crest Of A Knave 7
    Rock Island 8.5

    Catfish Rising 9
    Roots To Branches 8
    DOT COM 8
     
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  5. the sands

    the sands Forum Resident

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  6. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    I just got "Minstrel In The Gallery" a very fine album indeed. Requiem sounds a bit Simon& Garfunkel.
     
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  7. drewslo

    drewslo Well-Known Member

  8. Fastnbulbous

    Fastnbulbous Forum Resident

    Location:
    Washington DC USA
    I've never heard This Was, and lost touch with Tull after Songs from the Wood, but everything in between is 8-10 with me. Aqualung is a bit overrated, and War Child is severely underrated IMO.
     
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  9. segue

    segue Forum Resident

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    HAWAI'I

    Hahaha!
     
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  10. Scope J

    Scope J Forum Resident

    Location:
    Michigan
    Dunno about ratings ,
    my top 5

    Benefit
    Stand Up
    SFTW
    MITG
    HH
     
  11. TheDailyBuzzherd

    TheDailyBuzzherd Forum Resident

    Location:
    Northeast USA
    "This Was" and "Stand Up" tie for first, then probably:

    "Aqualung"
    "Benefit"

    I prefer old Tull, obviously.

    I have to threadcrap, though ... I think "Songs from the Wood"
    is overrated. Great title, concept, cover ... but the music is rather
    liberally spiced with electronics. Ever try to use electronic instruments
    in the woods? Ian must've had early solar or very long connective cables ...
     
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  12. Geir

    Geir Well-Known Member

    Location:
    North
    This Was 7
    Stand Up 10
    Benefit 9
    Aqualung 10
    Thick As A Brick 10
    Living In The Past 9
    A Passion Play 9
    WarChild 8
    Minstrel In The Gallery 10
    Too Old To Rock 'N' Roll: Too Young To Die 6 (Steven Wilson remix: 8)
    Songs From The Wood 10 (maybe 11)
    Heavy Horses 9
    Stormwatch 8
    A 8
    The Broadsword And The Beast 7
    Under Wraps 6
    Crest Of A Knave 7
    Rock Island 5
    Catfish Rising 6
    Roots To Branches 7
    A Christmas Album 8

    Ian Anderson The Secret Language Of Birds 9
     
  13. elaterium

    elaterium Forum Resident

    I would concur.
     
  14. jon9091

    jon9091 Master Of Reality

    Location:
    Midwest
    This Was 8
    Stand Up 10
    Benefit 9
    Aqualung 10
    Thick As A Brick 10
    Living In The Past 10
    A Passion Play 10
    WarChild 8
    Minstrel In The Gallery 9
    Too Old To Rock 'N' Roll: Too Young To Die 7
    Songs From The Wood 8
    Heavy Horses 7
    Stormwatch 7
    A 6
    The Broadsword And The Beast 7
    Under Wraps 4
     
  15. PROGGER

    PROGGER Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Australia
    Benefit remix 8/10. One version has Teacher and one has Alive and well. Both should be included as well as Witches promise which is what we have on the remix.
    Aqualung was 7/10 but the 45th remix gets a 8.5/10 from me. 9 great additional compositions on disc 2 and some great quad versions and alternate versions of some songs.
    Thick as a brick 9/10
    A passion play remix 8.5/10. That great extra minute on side 2 really strengthens the final 20 minute run of music after the Hare. I can't get enough of the remixed Left Right and Audition either
    Warchild was 6/10 but the remix gets 8.5/10. Great additional album of tracks and another 30 minutes of individual classical compositions if you don't count all the different versions.
    Minstrel remix 7.5/10. Summerday sands beefs the ratings slightly
    Too old to RnR was 6.5/10 but remix gets 8/10. 4 extra tracks are my faves and remix sound really improves the listen. Pity the band didn't record more songs.
    I'll wait for the next remixes to come out to see what new gems are included.
     
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  16. jacksonwalker

    jacksonwalker Well-Known Member

    That is pretty damn close.
     
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  17. john lennonist

    john lennonist There ONCE was a NOTE, PURE and EASY...

    This Was - 8.5
    Stand Up - 9.5
    Benefit - 10
    Aqualung - 9.5
    Thick As A Brick - 10

    Living In The Past - 9.5
    A Passion Play - 2
    WarChild - 7
    Minstrel In The Gallery - 9
    Too Old To Rock 'N' Roll: Too Young To Die - 4

    Songs From The Wood - 7.5
    Heavy Horses - 8
    Stormwatch - 8
    A - 1
    The Broadsword And The Beast - 6

    Crest Of A Knave - 6
    Rock Island - 6
    Roots To Branches - 6.5

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  18. folkfreak

    folkfreak Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Germany
    This Was 6
    Stand up 8
    Benefit 10
    Aqualung 8,5
    Thick as a brick 10
    Living in the past 10
    Passion play 10
    Warchild 10
    Minstrel 10
    Too old 9
    Songs from the wood 10
    Bursting out 8
    Heavy Horses 10+
    Stormwatch 10
    A 9
    Broadsword 10
    Walk into light 10
    Underwraps 10
    Classic case 3
    Crest 10
    20 Years 10
    Rock Island 7
    Live at hammersmith 7 (only because they left so much of the original broadcast out, otherwise 10)
    Catfish 9
    Little light music 5
    25 years box 4
    Nightcap 10
    Roots 8,5
    Divinities 9
    In concert 7
    Dotcom 6
    Secret language of birds 10
    Christmas album 2
    Rupi 8
    Nothing is easy Isle of wight 9
    TAAB 2 8
    Homo erraticus 9
     
  19. qwerty

    qwerty Forum Resident

  20. PROGGER

    PROGGER Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Australia
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  21. Spaceboy

    Spaceboy Forum Resident

    lol. I agree.
     
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  22. Boaz

    Boaz Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Israel.
    This Was 7
    Stand Up 10
    Benefit 10
    Aqualung 10
    Thick As A Brick 10
    Living In The Past 9
    A Passion Play 7
    WarChild 7
    Minstrel In The Gallery 10
    Too Old To Rock 'N' Roll: Too Young To Die 9
    Songs From The Wood 8
    Heavy Horses 8
     
  23. Chazro

    Chazro Forum Resident

    Location:
    West Palm Bch, Fl.
    The 1st 3 albums are the only ones I can listen to. Saw them 4 times during this period and they were incredible. Saw them a 5th time when Aqualung came out and felt they were getting a bit too 'commercial'. I couldn't stand Thick As A Brick and haven't heard/listened to any of their music since!
     
  24. Front 242 Addict

    Front 242 Addict Forum Resident

    Location:
    Tel Aviv ,Israel
    10/ 10 : Stand Up . Songs From The Wood . Heavy Horses
    9.5 /10: Living In The Past
    9/10: This Was
    8.5 /10 : Thick As A Brick . Aqualung . Benefit
    8/10 : Rock Island . Christmas Album . Too Old To Rock 'N' Roll: Too Young To Die . Stormwatch
    7.5 / 10 ; Minstrel In The Gallery
    7/ 10 ; WarChild . A Passion Play
     

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