After gamely attempting to track the 25 best old-school progressive albums of all time, it's inevitable we turn our attention to the best songs of the genre.
26 Mar 2017
Minstrel in the Gallery seems as autobiographical as any Jethro Tull album, before or after, and there is a vulnerability and sensitivity that the songwriter was simply growing into.
04 Aug 2015
Hear an unreleased alternate take on the Minstrel in the Gallery cut "Cold Wind to Valhalla" in lead-up to that album's special edition 40th anniversary release, featuring new mixes by modern prog maestro Steven Wilson.
17 Apr 2015
As the creative mastermind behind Jethro Tull, Ian Anderson is often considered one of the most distinct musicians of the past 50 years.
07 Aug 2014
A Passion Play tends to draw the most resistance from even prog-rock aficionados; it obliges time and attention to let it work its charms.
23 Jul 2014
Jethro Tull is one of progressive rock's longest-running bands. But is it progressive rock? If not, Ian Anderson and Co. have some explaining to do when it comes to Thick as a Brick and Passion Play.
03 Dec 2013
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.
05 Jun 2012
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.
08 Dec 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.
22 May 2011
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.
02 Dec 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.
25 Feb 2010
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