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Christgau Consumer Guide

Jethro Tull

by Robert Christgau on March 10, 1972

JETHRO TULL

 “Thick as a Brick” 

 [Reprise, 1972]


Ian Anderson is the type of guy who’ll tell you on one album that a whole side is one theme and then tell you on the next that the whole album is one song. The usual shit — rock (getting heavier), folk (getting feyer), classical (getting schlockier), flute (getting better because it has no choice), words.

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