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Old 12-10-2011, 06:07 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Great album. I heard this album when i was 12 and still listen to it to this day
Without doubt the most enjoyable Jethro Tull album beginning to end.
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Old 12-10-2011, 06:12 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Without doubt the most enjoyable Jethro Tull album beginning to end.
Certainly a phenomenal album, but I prefer the following year's "Thick as a Brick" and 1973's "A Passion Play."

"A Passion Play" is a tough album to penetrate, but it is fantastic, and many fans claim (including myself) that the last 15 minutes are the best music Tull ever laid down to tape.
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Old 12-10-2011, 06:16 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Certainly a phenomenal album, but I prefer the following year's "Thick as a Brick" and 1973's "A Passion Play."

"A Passion Play" is a tough album to penetrate, but it is fantastic, and many fans claim (including myself) that the last 15 minutes are the best music Tull ever laid down to tape.
Thick as a Brick finally grew on me a couple of years ago but Passion Play is an album I`ve always liked to trash, but Iplan on giving it another listen soon, as a number of people like yourself often sing its praises.

Also RMR how do you pick your reviews, do you just pick them yourself or do people submit albums to you?
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Thick as a Brick finally grew on me a couple of years ago but Passion Play is an album I`ve always liked to trash, but Iplan on giving it another listen soon, as a number of people like yourself often sing its praises.

Also RMR how do you pick your reviews, do you just pick them yourself or do people submit albums to you?
After loving "Thick as a Brick," I was severely disappointed by "A Passion Play" (at first). However, I bought it a time when I was pretty much broke, so I didn't have the money to buy another new album to move on to. So I just kept it playing in my car on repeat for weeks and finally bits and pieces really started to expose themselves. Then, the whole thing just finally sunk in all at once, and I was completely blown away (more so than I have ever been by any other album). From there, I really got into the lyrical meaning, and there are loads of interpretations online. All in all, there is a tremendous amount of complex instrumentation and lyrical depth in it, and for those who put in the time, it will absolutely be one of their most rewarding listening experiences. I wouldn't call it my favorite album of all time, but if I had only one album to take to a desert island… that would absolutely be it. I've listened to it hundreds of times, and I still here new parts every time I listen to it. People are obsessed with the album. Here's one site that is completely dedicated to the album. They go as far as explaining every line. It's pretty interesting: Jethro Tull's album 'A Passion Play' annotated at the Ministry Of Information

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In terms of my reviews, I don't have any exact system of how I pick the albums. My original goal was just to review all of Rush's albums, but I realized that I really liked the album review process, so I started expanding from there. My goals right now are to finish Rush, which I'm getting close to doing, and to get all the bands that are really important to me up on my site. Additionally, I am always working on two album reviews at once: one album I already know, and one new album. That way I will eventually finish reviewing the discographies of the bands that I already own and love, but not at the expense of halting my exploration for new albums and music.

At this point, I get requests from people and emerging bands almost every day to review certain albums (from Facebook, twitter, and my site), but for the most part, I just review what I want. I really want to keep it fun and just a hobby, and I find that if I try to schedule or regiment my reviews to much, the process loses its fun, which is the only reason I do it.
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Old 12-10-2011, 07:35 PM   #15 (permalink)
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After loving "Thick as a Brick," I was severely disappointed by "A Passion Play" (at first). However, I bought it a time when I was pretty much broke, so I didn't have the money to buy another new album to move on to. So I just kept it playing in my car on repeat for weeks and finally bits and pieces really started to expose themselves. Then, the whole thing just finally sunk in all at once, and I was completely blown away (more so than I have ever been by any other album). From there, I really got into the lyrical meaning, and there are loads of interpretations online. All in all, there is a tremendous amount of complex instrumentation and lyrical depth in it, and for those who put in the time, it will absolutely be one of their most rewarding listening experiences. I wouldn't call it my favorite album of all time, but if I had only one album to take to a desert island… that would absolutely be it. I've listened to it hundreds of times, and I still here new parts every time I listen to it. People are obsessed with the album. Here's one site that is completely dedicated to the album. They go as far as explaining every line. It's pretty interesting: Jethro Tull's album 'A Passion Play' annotated at the Ministry Of Information

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In terms of my reviews, I don't have any exact system of how I pick the albums. My original goal was just to review all of Rush's albums, but I realized that I really liked the album review process, so I started expanding from there. My goals right now are to finish Rush, which I'm getting close to doing, and to get all the bands that are really important to me up on my site. Additionally, I am always working on two album reviews at once: one album I already know, and one new album. That way I will eventually finish reviewing the discographies of the bands that I already own and love, but not at the expense of halting my exploration for new albums and music.

At this point, I get requests from people and emerging bands almost every day to review certain albums (from Facebook, twitter, and my site), but for the most part, I just review what I want. I really want to keep it fun and just a hobby, and I find that if I try to schedule or regiment my reviews to much, the process loses its fun, which is the only reason I do it.
You`ve certainly wetted my appetite for Passion Play now and I reckon I`ll push it up my listening list.

I`ve been on this site since 2009 and despite starting threads and doing light reviews etc, I`ve never done a proper in depth review, I`ll probably do something now after Christmas when I`ve got more time, as there are a whole load of albums I`d love to review.
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