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Jethro Tull's "Thick As A Brick" and "A Passion Play" were #1 albums - worthy?

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Jethro Tull's "Thick As A Brick" and "A Passion Play" were #1 albums - worthy?

Jethro Tull, to every newby, doesn't step beyond a greatest hits collection. But, in the 1970's, they scored two Number One Albums in the United States - first with an album called "Thick As A Brick," and the second with an album called "A Passion Play."

How do those two album hold up 30 years later?
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They're both fantastic (esp Thick), but of their type. If you're not into album-length songs, they're probably not for you.
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These are two of my two favorite heavy metal albums.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
These are two of my two favorite heavy metal albums.
Nice Grammy call-back.
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Both awesome albums.
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Thick As A Brick is a stronger album from start to finish, but both still hold up incredibly well today.
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yeah... i definitely have to be in the mood for both albums. imho, tull hasn't held up that well in the test of time. other than Aqualung, the rest seems pretty disposable to me unless you're a big tull-o-phile.
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Originally Posted by ken_572002
Thick As A Brick is a stronger album from start to finish, but both still hold up incredibly well today.
I would say that neither is the stronger album, but TaaB is definitely more accessible to a wider audience.
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Amazing albums, especially TaaB! I think almost all Tull holds up really well because regardless of style Andersons well written songs are always strong.
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I've also thought Passion to be mediocre, while I think Brick is perhaps Tull's best album.
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Passion has some outstanding passages, but there are also certain parts that appear to be little more than filler. Brick, on the other hand, is consistently good all the way thru.

And as a small piece of trivia...Passion was hastily done, in the aftermath of the band almost completing an (unreleased) album recorded in Paris. Apparently, Anderson was so unhappy with the finished product, he basically threw it all away. The unreleased album was eventually released some 20 years later on one of the bands box sets (can't remember which one now).
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Well, if you think it was brillint for an album to have just one tune that takes up both sides of an LP....
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on a side note, Jethro Tull's lesser known song entitled.. "Christmas Song" is hauntingly fantastic.

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