Wednesday, March 13 2013
Groundbreaking in its form, length, packaging, lyrics, and concept, the work remains one of the most significant and beloved albums of its genre 40 years onward.
Wednesday, June 6 2012
In 1972, Jethro Tull's "Thick as a Brick" took ambitious prog rock to the top of the charts. Forty years on, frontman Ian Anderson means to do it all over again and discusses his plans with PopMatters.
Monday, May 23 2011
Put as simply -- and starkly -- as possible, many beautiful babies were thrown out with the bath water by hidebound critics who were content to sniffingly dismiss the more ambitious (pretentious!) works that certain bands were putting out as a matter of course in the early-to-mid-‘70s.
Friday, February 26 2010
I’m not certain if it says more about J.D. Salinger, Jethro Tull or me, that when I think of the ultimate coming-of-age treatise from the trenches, it’s not a novel but a trio of albums.
Friday, December 9 2011
Jethro Tull suffers if compared to the critically reviled acts of the progressive era, but in terms of their influence, longevity and versatility, they really are a unique entity in rock music.
Friday, December 3 2010
There is still a blues sensibility driving most of this material, but Anderson—who clearly had ability and creativity to burn—is already showing signs of developing the multi-faceted approach he would bring to each successive effort.
Tuesday, January 12 2010
Out of time and possibly out of touch, Jethro Tull was a band for people who craved intelligent and occasionally challenging music, played convincingly by exceptional musicians. How quaint.
Friday, June 27 2008
Jethro Tull’s essential, yet underrated 1968 debut finally gets the deluxe treatment it deserves in commemoration of its 40th anniversary.
Friday, June 22 2007
You remember the song "Teen Angst" by Cracker? Well, does the world need yet ANOTHER Jethro Tull compilation?
Monday, April 6 2009
Without Jethro Tull there would be no Jethro Tull